QOTD - Graham, 9/27/00
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 100 10:54:18 -0700
Subject: QOTD - Graham, 9/27/00
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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
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)
© 2000 Peter Langston