"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Martha Graham on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Martha Graham on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Martha Graham on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Martha Graham on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Martha Graham on Winston Churchill
"'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years."
"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."
"The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, 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."
"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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