My art is just an effort to express the truth of my being in gesture and movement. It has taken me long years to find even one absolutely true movement.
To express what is the most moral, healthful and beautiful in art this is the mission of the dancer, and to this I dedicate my life.
Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love - to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved.
These people seemed so enwrapped in snobbishness and the glory of being rich that they had no art sense whatever.
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.
It is the mission of all art to express the highest and most beautiful ideals of man.
I have discovered the dance. I have discovered the art which has been lost for two thousand years
America knows nothing of food, love, or art.
The noblest art is the nude. This truth is recognized by all, and followed by painters, sculptors and poets. Only the dancer has forgotten it, who should remember it, as the instrument of [the dance] art is the human body itself.
No flower of art ever fully blossomed save it was nourished by tears of agony.
I would rather live in Russia on black bread and vodka than in the United States at the best hotels. America knows nothing of food, love or art.
The Dance of the Future will have to become again a high religious art as it was with the Greeks. For art which is not religious is not art, it is mere merchandise
To awaken human emotion is the highest level of art.
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