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Margot Fonteyn Quotes

Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
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The most important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second disastrous.

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Take your work seriously, but never yourself.

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Ballet is more than a profession - it is a way of life.

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I explained it when I danced it.

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There is no way anything of value can be done without some framework. It might well be that the framework is discarded or the rules opposed; that is not important. What is essential is that they exist so that one knows when one is in opposition to them.

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The world of dance is a natural world from which civilization has divorced many of us by making it appear remote - something reserved for the few who have a special talent.

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Dancing was something to be taken very seriously when engaged in and otherwise put out of mind.

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I've found the perfect partner.

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The essential thing about mothers is that one needs to know that they are there, particularly at that age when, paradoxically, one is trying so hard to break away from parental influence.

— Margot Fonteyn

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