Martha Graham Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old martha graham quotes, martha graham sayings, and martha graham proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action Keep the channel open.     

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

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You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.     

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There is only one you in all time.     

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The body is a sacred garment.     

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The body says what words cannot.     

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What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.     

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

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The unique must be fulfilled.     

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If you feel depressed you shouldn't go out on the street because it will show on your face and you'll give it to others. Misery is a communicable disease.     

Martha Graham

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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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.     

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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.     

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Repetition not for monotony but the ecstasy it induces.     

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You see, when weaving a blanket, an Indian woman leaves a flaw in the weaving of that blanket to let the soul out.     

Martha Graham

Repetition not for monotony but the ecstasy it induces.     

Martha Graham

The gesture is the thing truly expressive of the individual - as we think so will we act.     

Martha Graham

The past is not dead; it is not even past. People live on inner time; the moment in which a decisive thought or feeling takes place can be at any time. Timeless feelings are common to all of us.     

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Our arms start from the back because they were once wings.     

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There is fatigue so great that the body cries, even in its sleep.     

Martha Graham