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If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it
Dancing: The Highest Intelligence in the Freest Body.
You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you.
My motto - sans limites.
The Dance - it is the rhythm of all that dies in order to live again; it is the eternal rising of the sun.
Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual.
Movements are as eloquent as words.
Let us first teach little children to breathe, to vibrate, to feel, and to become one with the general harmony and movement of nature. Let us first produce a beautiful human being, a dancing child.
A dancer, if she is great, can give to the people something that they can carry with them forever. They can never forget it, and it has changed them, though they may never know it.
I am seeking that dance which might be the divine expression of the human spirit through the medium of the body's movement.
If I could say it, I would not have to dance it.
The dancer of the future will be one whose body & soul have grown so harmoniously together that the natural language of the soul will have become the movement of the body.
To awaken human emotion is the highest level of art.
There are joys so complete, so all perfect, that one should not survive them.
I was born by the sea, and I have noticed that all the great events of my life have taken place by the sea. My first idea of movement, of the dance, certainly came from the rhythm of the waves.
If I could explain, I wouldn't need to dance!
The artist is the only lover; he alone has the pure vision of beauty, and love is the vision of the soul when it is permitted to gaze upon immortal beauty.
I have discovered the dance. I have discovered the art which has been lost for two thousand years
The dancer's body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.
So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.
With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood.
The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet.
All my life I have struggled to make one authentic gesture.
I preach freedom of the mind through freedom of the body; women, for example - out of the prison of corsets.
I would rather live in Russia on black bread and vodka than in the United States at the best hotels. America knows nothing of food, love or art.
No flower of art ever fully blossomed save it was nourished by tears of agony.
Master technique, so that technique NEVER prevents you from dancing.
America knows nothing of food, love, or art.
I see only the ideal. But no ideals have ever been fully successful on this earth.
The Dance of the Future will have to become again a high religious art as it was with the Greeks. For art which is not religious is not art, it is mere merchandise
The whole world is absolutely brought up on lies. We are fed nothing but lies. It begins with lies and half our lives we live with lies.
The only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman and Nietzsche.
Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
I do not teach children, I give them joy.
The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter.
Most human beings today waste some 25 to 30 years of their lives before they break through the actual and conventional lies which surround them.
These people seemed so enwrapped in snobbishness and the glory of being rich that they had no art sense whatever.
Anybody can and should dance... It's good for the body and the spirit.
Will and energy sometimes prove greater than either genius or talent or temperament.
What I am interested in doing is finding and expressing a new form of life
Memories are less tangible than dreams.
Man must speak, then sing, then dance. The speaking is the brain, the thinking man. The singing is the emotion. The dancing is the Dionysian ecstasy which carries away all.
Farewell my friends, I go to glory.
My art is just an effort to express the truth of my being in gesture and movement. It has taken me long years to find even one absolutely true movement.
What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
We may not all break the Ten Commandments, but we are certainly all capable of it. Within us lurks the breaker of all laws, ready to spring out at the first real opportunity.
It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.
Others loved themselves, money, theories, power: Lenin loved his fellow men.... Lenin was God, as Christ was God, because God is Love and Christ and Lenin were all Love!
It is the mission of all art to express the highest and most beautiful ideals of man.
The dancer will not belong to a nation but to all humanity.