Martha Graham Quotes

Martha Graham Quotes: No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a strange, divine dissatisfaction , a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.
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Martha Graham Quote: You will only get out of a dance class what you bring to it. Learn by practice.
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Quotes about Martha Graham: 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.
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Quote about Martha Graham: 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.
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Martha Graham Sayings: How many leaps did Nijinksy take before he made the one that startled the world? He took thousands and thousands and it is that legend that gives us the courage, the energy, and arrogance to go back into the studio knowing that while there is so little time to be born to the instant, you will work again among the many that you may once more be born as one. That is a dancer's world.
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Martha Graham Saying: It's what I always wanted to do, to show the laughter, the fun, the joy of dance.
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Sayings about Martha Graham: I don't think in Art there is ever a precedent; each moment is a new one & terrifying & threatening & bursting with hope.
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Saying about Martha Graham: In 1980, a well-meaning fundraiser came to see me and said,
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Martha Graham Quotes: I have heard stories that it was love at first sight for both of us, that we disappeared to a guest room at Merle's house, had our meals sent up, and didn't emerge for several days. This is absolutely untrue. I would never behave like that as a guest in someone's home. Carlos and I went to my beach house.
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Martha Graham Quote: In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength.
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Quotes about Martha Graham: The past is not dead; it is not even past. People live on inner time; the moment in which a decisive thought or feeling takes place can be at any time. Timeless feelings are common to all of us.
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Quote about Martha Graham: 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.
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Martha Graham Sayings: There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because 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.
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Martha Graham Saying: If you feel depressed you shouldn't go out on the street because it will show on your face and you'll give it to others. Misery is a communicable disease.
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Sayings about Martha Graham: No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.
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Saying about Martha Graham: I never thought of myself as being a genius. I don't know what genius is. I think a far better expression is a retriever, a lovely strong golden retriever that brings things back from the past, or retrieves things from our common blood memory
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