2.05.2006

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.
If you block it,
It will never exist through any other medium
and be lost.
The world will not have it.
It is not your business
to determine how good it is;
Not how valuable it is;
Nor how it compares with other expressions.
It is your business to keep it yours,
clearly and directly,
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.
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 others.

~Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille
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