Martha Graham

“The unique must be fulfilled.”

– Martha Graham

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

– Martha Graham

“People have asked me why I chose to be a dancer. I did not choose. I was chosen to be a dancer, and with that, you live all your life. ”

– Martha Graham

“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”

– Martha Graham

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”

– Martha Graham

“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. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”

– Martha Graham

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”

– Martha Graham

“I believe that 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. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one’s being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. 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.”

– Martha Graham

Dancers are the messengers of the gods.

– Martha Graham

Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it.

– Martha Graham

Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.

– Martha Graham

Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.

– Martha Graham

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

– Martha Graham

Dancers are the messengers of the gods.

– Martha Graham

Censorship is the height of vanity.
– Martha Graham

“The unique must be fulfilled.”
– Martha Graham

The body never lies.
– Martha Graham