Zitat des Tages von Martha Graham:
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.
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.
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.
Censorship is the height of vanity.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.
Misery is a communicable disease.
The body never lies.
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.
Learn by practice.
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.
The body is a sacred garment.
Theater is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is a place.
Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart.
You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.
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.
'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.