Martha Graham Quotes

Why should I know Martha Graham?

Martha Graham was an American modern dancer and choreographer. Her style, the Graham technique, reshaped American dance and is still taught worldwide.

Best Quotes by Martha Graham

“Discipline is liberation.”

Martha Graham

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.”

Martha Graham

“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same.”

Martha Graham

“In the end, it all comes down to the art of breathing.”

Martha Graham

“Our arms start from the back because they were once wings.”

Martha Graham

“The body is a sacred garment. It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.”

Martha Graham

“The body says what words cannot.”

Martha Graham

“The secret to dancing is that it is about everything except dancing.”

Martha Graham

“We are all of us, unique - each a unique pattern of creativity and if we do not fulfill it, it is lost for all time.”

Martha Graham

“What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.”

Martha Graham