Martha Graham Quotes

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Martha Graham Quotes

I dont try to tell the dancers exactly what a dance means before they do it.
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Dance is the hidden language of the soul

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What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.

— Martha Graham

I believe that 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. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. 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.

— Martha Graham

The only sin is mediocrity.

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To me, the body says what words cannot. I believe that dance was the first art.

— Martha Graham

Learn by practice.

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The body is a sacred garment. It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.

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A dancer must listen to his body and pay homage to it. Behind the movement lies this terrible, driving passion, this necessity. I won't settle for anything less.

— Martha Graham

Dancing is a very living art. It is essentially of the moment, although a very old art. A dancer's art is lived while he is dancing. Nothing is left of his art except the pictures and the memories
when his dancing days are over.

— Martha Graham

The gesture is the thing truly expressive of the individual - as we think so will we act.

— Martha Graham

It's not my job to look beautiful. It's my job to look interesting.

— Martha Graham

I don't try to tell the dancers exactly what a dance means before they do it.

— Martha Graham

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