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'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
Quotation of Martha Graham
America does not concern itself now with Impressionism. We own no involved philosophy. The psyche of the land is to be found in its movement. It is to be felt as a dramatic force of energy and vitality. We move; we do not stand still. We have not yet arrived at the stock-taking stage.
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Censorship is the height of vanity.
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Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.
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Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Quotation of Martha Graham
Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart.
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Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
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First we have to believe, and then we believe.
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Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
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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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Learn by practice.
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Misery is a communicable disease.
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No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.
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Nothing is more revealing than movement.
Quotation of Martha Graham
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.
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Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
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The body is a sacred garment.
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The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, the body.
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The body never lies.
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The body says what words cannot.
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The only sin is mediocrity.
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Theater is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is a place.
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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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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.
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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.
Quotation of Martha Graham
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.
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You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.
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You see, when weaving a blanket, an Indian woman leaves a flaw in the weaving of that blanket to let the soul out.
Quotation of Martha Graham