"The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, the body."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Martha Graham on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Martha Graham on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Martha Graham on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Martha Graham on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Martha Graham on Oscar Wilde
"'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."
"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."
"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion."