Martha Graham Quotes

Most popular Martha Graham Quotes

Movement never lies.
— Martha Graham

dance

The body is a sacred garment.
— Martha Graham
The body says what words cannot.
— Martha Graham
Misery is a communicable disease.

misery attitude

To me, the only sin is mediocrity.

mediocrity

Censorship is the height of vanity.

censorship

Dance is the landscape of man's soul.
— Martha Graham

dance

They never raised a statue to a critic.

critics

Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.
— Martha Graham

dancing

The future of dance? If I knew I'd want to do it.
— Martha Graham

originality

Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart.

dance

I can ruin my reputation in five minutes; I don't need help.
— Martha Graham

reputation

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

fatigue

I never understood women's liberation. I always got what I wanted from men without asking.
— Martha Graham
Dance is the hidden language of the soul, of the body. And it's partly the language that we don't want to show.
— Martha Graham

dance

I think the reason dance has held such an ageless magic for the world is that it has been the symbol of the performance of living.

dance

No artist is pleased....  No satisfaction whatever at any time....  There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.

artists