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.
So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.
You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.
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.
No flower of art ever fully blossomed save it was nourished by tears of agony.
The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter.
If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it
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.
If I could say it, I would not have to dance it.
What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
To awaken human emotion is the highest level of art.
Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual.
With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood.
Movements are as eloquent as words.
Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The dancer’s body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.
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.
My motto – sans limites.
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.
So that ends my first experience of matrimony, which I always thought a highly over-rated performance.
What I am interested in doing is finding and expressing a new form of life