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Isadora Duncan Quotes

Isadora Duncan Quotes.

It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.
Isadora Duncan
So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.
Isadora Duncan
You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.
Isadora Duncan
I was born by the sea, and I have noticed that all the great events of my life have taken place by the sea. My first idea of movement, of the dance, certainly came from the rhythm of the waves.
Isadora Duncan
No flower of art ever fully blossomed save it was nourished by tears of agony.
Isadora Duncan
The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter.
Isadora Duncan
If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it
Isadora Duncan
The wind? I am the wind. The sea and the moon? I am the sea and the moon. Tears, pain, love, bird-flights? I am all of them. I dance what I am. Sin, prayer, flight, the light that never was on land or sea? I dance what I am.
Isadora Duncan
If I could say it, I would not have to dance it.
Isadora Duncan
What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
Isadora Duncan
To awaken human emotion is the highest level of art.
Isadora Duncan
Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual.
Isadora Duncan
With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood.
Isadora Duncan
Movements are as eloquent as words.
Isadora Duncan
Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
Isadora Duncan
The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking.
Isadora Duncan
Let us first teach little children to breathe, to vibrate, to feel, and to become one with the general harmony and movement of nature. Let us first produce a beautiful human being, a dancing child.
Isadora Duncan
If we seek the real source of the dance, if we go to nature, we find that the dance of the future is the dance of the past, the dance of eternity, and has been and always will be the same… The movement of waves, of winds, of the earth is ever the same lasting harmony.
Isadora Duncan
A dancer, if she is great, can give to the people something that they can carry with them forever. They can never forget it, and it has changed them, though they may never know it.
Isadora Duncan
The dancer’s body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.
Isadora Duncan
Most human beings today waste some 25 to 30 years of their lives before they break through the actual and conventional lies which surround them.
Isadora Duncan
My motto – sans limites.
Isadora Duncan
We may not all break the Ten Commandments, but we are certainly all capable of it. Within us lurks the breaker of all laws, ready to spring out at the first real opportunity.
Isadora Duncan
So that ends my first experience of matrimony, which I always thought a highly over-rated performance.
Isadora Duncan
What I am interested in doing is finding and expressing a new form of life
Isadora Duncan