Martha Graham Quotes

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Martha Graham quotes: There is fatigue so great that the body cries, even in its sleep. There is fatigue so great that the body cries, even in its sleep.
Martha Graham quotes: Wherever a dancer stands is holy ground. Wherever a dancer stands is holy ground.
Martha Graham quotes: I believe that we learn by practice. I believe that we learn by practice.
Martha Graham quotes: Dancing is very like poetry. Dancing is very like poetry.
Martha Graham quotes: The body never lies. The body never lies.
Martha Graham quotes: The body never lies." Martha Graham The body never lies."
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Martha Graham quotes: Dancers are the messengers of the gods. Dancers are the messengers of the gods.
Martha Graham quotes: My childhood years were a balance of dark and light. My childhood years were a balance of dark and light.
Martha Graham quotes: The world I'm interested in is the one where things are not named. The world I'm interested in is the one where things are not named.
Martha Graham quotes: There is a force, a quickness that is translated through you into action. If you block it, the world will not have it ... There is a force, a quickness that is translated through you into action. If you block it, the world will not have it ...
Martha Graham quotes: The center of the stage is where I am. The center of the stage is where I am.
Martha Graham quotes: The unique must be fulfilled. The unique must be fulfilled.
Martha Graham quotes: Stand up! Keep your backs straight! Remember that this is where the wings grow. Stand up! Keep your backs straight! Remember that this is where the wings grow.
Martha Graham quotes: The spine is the tree of life. Respect it. The spine is the tree of life. Respect it.
Martha Graham quotes: My dancing is not an attempt to interpret life in the literary sense. It is an affirmation of life through movement. My dancing is not an attempt to interpret life in the literary sense. It is an affirmation of life through movement.
Martha Graham quotes: Repetition not for monotony but the ecstasy it induces. Repetition not for monotony but the ecstasy it induces.
Martha Graham quotes: In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength. In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength.
Martha Graham quotes: What makes a great dancer is not technique. What makes a great dancer is passion. What makes a great dancer is not technique. What makes a great dancer is passion.
Martha Graham quotes: Don't stand when you can sit; don't sit when you can lie down. Don't stand when you can sit; don't sit when you can lie down.
Martha Graham quotes: Dance is the landscape of man's soul. Dance is the landscape of man's soul.
Martha Graham quotes: Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery
Martha Graham quotes: I don't try to tell the dancers exactly what a dance means before they do it. I don't try to tell the dancers exactly what a dance means before they do it.
Martha Graham quotes: The only sin is mediocrity. The only sin is mediocrity.
Martha Graham quotes: Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Nobody cares if you can't dance well.
Martha Graham quotes: It's not my job to look beautiful. It's my job to look interesting. It's not my job to look beautiful. It's my job to look interesting.
Martha Graham quotes: I want to make people feel intensely alive. I'd rather have them against me than indifferent. I want to make people feel intensely alive. I'd rather have them against me than indifferent.
Martha Graham quotes: The body is a sacred garment. The body is a sacred garment.
Martha Graham quotes: I am absorbed in the magic of movement and light. Movement never lies. It is the magic of what I call the outer space of the imagination. I am absorbed in the magic of movement and light. Movement never lies. It is the magic of what I call the outer space of the imagination.
Martha Graham quotes: No artist is ahead of his time. He is the time. It is just that others are behind the time. No artist is ahead of his time. He is the time. It is just that others are behind the time.
Martha Graham quotes: Discipline is liberation. Discipline is liberation.
Martha Graham quotes: You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost. You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.
Martha Graham quotes: What people in the world think of you is really none of your business. What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.
Martha Graham quotes: There is a fatigue so great that the body cries, even in its sleep. There are times of complete frustration; there are daily small deaths. There is a fatigue so great that the body cries, even in its sleep. There are times of complete frustration; there are daily small deaths.
Martha Graham quotes: If I can't dance, I don't care if my dances are ever done again! If I can't dance, I don't care if my dances are ever done again!
Martha Graham quotes: In the end, it all comes down to the art of breathing. In the end, it all comes down to the art of breathing.
Martha Graham quotes: Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain. Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.
Martha Graham quotes: Theater is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is a place. Theater is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is a place.
Martha Graham quotes: I get up, I fall down, all the while I am dancing. I get up, I fall down, all the while I am dancing.
Martha Graham quotes: 'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years. 'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
Martha Graham quotes: Our arms start from the back because they were once wings. Our arms start from the back because they were once wings.
Martha Graham quotes: You give all your life to doing this one thing. It sounds grim, it sounds frightening - it isn't - it has a great gaiety at times and a great You give all your life to doing this one thing. It sounds grim, it sounds frightening - it isn't - it has a great gaiety at times and a great wonder.
Martha Graham quotes: Freedom to a dancer means discipline. That is what technique is for liberation. Freedom to a dancer means discipline. That is what technique is for
liberation.
Martha Graham quotes: I believe one thing: that today is yesterday and tomorrow is today and you can't stop. I believe one thing: that today is yesterday and tomorrow is today and you can't stop.
Martha Graham quotes: Dance is the hidden language of the soul Dance is the hidden language of the soul
Martha Graham quotes: Theater used to be a verb; it used to be an act. But nowadays it is just a noun. It is a place. Theater used to be a verb; it used to be an act. But nowadays it is just a noun. It is a place.
Martha Graham quotes: Looking at the past is like lolling in a rocking chair. It is so relaxing and you can rock back and forth on the porch, and never go forward. Looking at the past is like lolling in a rocking chair. It is so relaxing and you can rock back and forth on the porch, and never go forward.
Martha Graham quotes: What I do must be done in the sunlight of awareness. What I do must be done in the sunlight of awareness.
Martha Graham quotes: The gesture is the thing truly expressive of the individual - as we think so will we act. The gesture is the thing truly expressive of the individual - as we think so will we act.
Martha Graham quotes: The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, the body. The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, the body.
Martha Graham quotes: Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart. Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart.
Martha Graham quotes: Some of you are doomed to be artists. Some of you are doomed to be artists.
Martha Graham quotes: I'd rather an audience like me than dislike me, but I'd rather they disliked me than be apathetic, because that is the kiss of death. I'd rather an audience like me than dislike me, but I'd rather they disliked me than be apathetic, because that is the kiss of death.
Martha Graham quotes: 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. 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.
Martha Graham quotes: The body is shaped, disciplined, honored, and in time, trusted. The body is shaped, disciplined, honored, and in time, trusted.
Martha Graham quotes: No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times. No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.