Martha Graham

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Martha Graham

Martha Graham

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is on a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.More Martha Graham [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.More Martha Graham [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
ĎAgeí is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.More Martha Graham [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.More Martha Graham [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart.More Martha Graham [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published.More Martha Graham [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.More Martha Graham [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
The body never liesMore Martha Graham [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
The body says what words cannot.More Martha Graham [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
Those who enter to buy, support me. Those who come to flatter, please me. Those who complain, teach me how I may please others so that more will come. Only those hurt me who are displeased but do not complain.More Martha Graham [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
To me, a building - if itís beautiful - is the love of one man, heís made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that.More Martha Graham [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.More Martha Graham [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.More Martha Graham [08/20/2011 03:08:06]
Censorship is the height of vanity.More Martha Graham [08/20/2011 03:08:14]
I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being.More Martha Graham [08/20/2011 03:08:55]
No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.More Martha Graham [08/20/2011 03:08:12]
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.More Martha Graham [08/20/2011 03:08:51]
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle.More Martha Graham [08/20/2011 03:08:58]
To me, a building - if it's beautiful - is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that.More Martha Graham [08/20/2011 03:08:07]
Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.More Martha Graham [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You see, when weaving a blanket, an Indian woman leaves a flaw in the weaving of that blanket to let the soul out.More Martha Graham [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.More Martha Graham [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.More Martha Graham [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.More Martha Graham [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The center of the stage is where I am.More Martha Graham [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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