Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille

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.

Martha_Graham_1948And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.  The world will not have it.  It is not our 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 open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you.

Keep the channel open….  No artist is please….

There is no satisfaction whatever at any time.  There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keep us marching and makes us more alive than the others.

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