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QOTD - Graham, 9/27/00

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
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 There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through
 you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this
 expression is unique.  And if you block it, it will never exist through
 any other medium and be lost.  The world will not have it.

 It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it
 is, nor how it compares with other expressions.  It is your business to
 keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.  You do not
 even have to believe in yourself or your work.  You have to keep yourself
 open and be aware directly to the urges that motivate you.  Keep the
 channel open...

 No artist is pleased...[there is 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.

		-Martha Graham, dancer/choreographer (1894-1991)

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