File puptcrit/puptcrit.0803, message 405


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 23:52:50 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Martha Graham quote on the uniqueness of creators


What an absolutely mind expanding, true, beautiful & wondrous quote.
Thank you for sharing it!
- Michael John moynihan

On Mar 25, 2008, at 3:49 PM, Mary Robinette Kowal wrote:

>    There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated
> through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time.
> This expression is unique.
>
>    And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium;
> and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to
> determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression.
> It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the
> channel open.
>
>    You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have
> to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you.
>
>    Keep the channel open=85No artist is pleased=85
>
>    There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is on a
> queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching
> and makes us more alive than the others.
>
> =96Martha Graham (to Agnes DeMille), Martha: The Life and Work of  
> Martha Graham

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