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“A Blessed Unrest That Keeps Us Marching”

November 23, 2010

“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is transmitted through you into action, and because there is only one

of you in all time, this expression is unique.  If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost

forever.  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 expression. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You

do not even have to belief in yourself of  your work.  You have to keep open and aware directly of the urges that motivate

you. Keep the channel open. 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 to Agnes DeMille

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