Image of West 43rd Street in New York, New York taken by Bessie Akuba

Image of West 43rd Street in New York, New York taken by Bessie Akuba

“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening, that is translated through you into Action, and because 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 it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. 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. No artist is pleased. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive.” — Martha Graham ( told to Agnes DeMille)

 

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