Wisdom from Martha Graham

“I have spent all my life with dance and being a dancer.  It’s permitting life to use you in a very intense way.  Sometimes it is not pleasant.  Sometimes it is fearful.  But nevertheless it is inevitable.”

“No artist is pleased.

“There is no satisfaction whatever at any time.

“There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”

Martha Graham

People in the arts understand these two quotes perfectly because we live them as an innate part of our artistic gift and resultant way of life.

Not so for the rest of the world, with talents and gifs in other areas.

Why not?

Can’t the research scientist feel just as driven?

Can’t a teacher or business owner feel similar “divine dissatisfaction?”


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