Twyla Tharp Sayings and Quotes

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


Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.     

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Dancing is like bank robbery. It takes split-second timing.     

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Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.     

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The ballet needs to tell its own story in such a way it can be received without having to be translated into language.     

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Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.     

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Ultimately there is no such thing as failure. There are lessons learned in different ways.     

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Ultimately there is no such thing as failure. There are lessons learned in different ways.     

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Perfect practice makes perfect.     

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I always find that the best collaborations are when you work with people that know what they're doing, and you leave them alone to do it.     

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Dancing is like bank robbery. It takes split-second timing.     

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The ballet needs to tell its own story in such a way it can be received without having to be translated into language.     

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Dancing is like bank robbery, it takes split-second timing.     

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Traveling the paths of greatness, even in someone else's footprints, is a vital means to acquiring skill.     

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Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work habits.     

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Metaphor is the lifeblood of all art.     

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The disaster is not the money, although the money will be missed. The disaster is the disrespect – this belief that the arts are dispensable, that they're not critical to a culture's existence.     

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People want very much to simplify their lives enough so that they can control the things that make it possible to sleep at night.     

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There are as many forms of memory as there are ways of perceiving, and every one of them is worth mining for inspiration.     

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You double your intensity with skill.     

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A commission is an invitation to fall in love.     

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There's this expression called postmodernism, which is kind of silly, and destroys a perfectly good word called modern, which now no longer means anything.     

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