Agnes De Mille Quotes
Agnes George de Mille (September 18, 1905 – October 7, 1993) was an American dancer and choreographer
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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.
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.
A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head.
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.
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
Living is a form of not being sure, not know what next or how... The artists never entirely knows.
Find the passion. It takes great passion and great energy to do anything creative. I would go so far as to say you can't do it without that passion.
Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times. The dancers don't even look at one another. They are just a lot of isolated individuals jiggling in a kind of self-hypnosis and dancing with others only to remind themselves that we are not completely alone in this world.
“No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.”
“...then I did the simplest thing in the world. I leaned down... and kissed him. And the world cracked open”