Isadora Duncan Quotes


23 Isadora Duncan quotes:



"You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you."
"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."
"People don't live nowadays: they get about ten percent out of life."
"So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world."
"Perhaps he was a bit different from other people, but what really sympathetic person is not a little mad?"
"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."
"While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?"
"The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter."
"So that ends my first experience of matrimony, which I always thought a highly over-rated performance."
"People do not live nowadays. They get about 10% out of life."
"It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage."
"The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet."
"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."
"My motto - sans limites."
"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."
Author: Duncan Quotes Category: American Dancer Quotes Ballet Quotes
"Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences."
"What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print."
"With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood."
"The only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman and Nietzsche."



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