Agnes de Mille Quotes.
Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times.
The choreographic process is exhausting. It happens on one’s feet after hours of work, and the energy required is roughly the equivalent of writing a novel and winning a tennis match simultaneously.
The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.
Then I did the simplest thing in the world. I leaned down… and kissed him. And the world cracked open.
The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Dancers aren’t made of their technique, but their passion.
No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.
Many other women have kicked higher, balanced longer, or turned faster. These are poor substitutes for passion.
Theater people are always pining and agonizing because they’re afraid that they’ll be forgotten. And in America they’re quite right. They will be.
The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend.
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
Friends die one by one, but so, thank God, do enemies.
Who am I?, the artist asks. And he devotes his whole life to finding out.
Ballet technique never becomes easy, it becomes possible