Martha Graham Quotes

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

Martha Graham

Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.

Martha Graham

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

Martha Graham

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

Martha Graham

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

Martha Graham

We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life. This is the function of the American dance

Martha Graham

I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of a miracle.

Martha Graham

I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being.

Martha Graham

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

Martha Graham

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.

Martha Graham

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

Martha Graham

Censorship is the height of vanity.

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.

Martha Graham

The only sin is mediocrity.

Martha Graham

Dancers are the messengers of the gods.

Martha Graham

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