Martha Graham - Quotes

There are 25 quotes by Martha Graham at 95quotes.com. Find your favorite quotations and top quotes by Martha Graham from this hand-picked collection . Feel free to share these quotes and sayings on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr & Twitter or any of your favorite social networking sites.

Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body. ---->>>

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.

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.

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years. ---->>>

Nothing is more revealing than movement. ---->>>

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. ---->>>

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.

Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times. ---->>>

The body is a sacred garment.

The body is a sacred garment.

First we have to believe, and then we believe. ---->>>

The body never lies. ---->>>

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.

Censorship is the height of vanity. ---->>>

The body says what words cannot. ---->>>

The only sin is mediocrity. ---->>>

Misery is a communicable disease. ---->>>

The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, the body. ---->>>

Theater is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is a place. ---->>>

Learn by practice. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: May 11, 1894
Birthplace: Alleghany (later Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, USA
Die: 04-01, 1991
Occupation: Dancer
Website:

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer. Her style, the Graham technique, reshaped American dance and is still taught worldwide. She danced and choreographed for over seventy years. Graham was the first dancer to perform at the White House, travel abroad as a cultural ambassador, and receive the highest civilian award of the US: the Presidential Medal of Freedom (wikipedia)