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Agnes De Mille Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Agnes De Mille.

The truest expression of a people
is in its dances and its music.
Bodies never lie.
- Agnes De Mille

Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times.
- Agnes de Mille

The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate.
- Agnes de Mille

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made.
Destiny is made known silently.
- Agnes de Mille

 

The universe lies before you on the floor,
in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers,
in your mind.
From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.
- Agnes de Mille

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how.
The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
- Agnes de Mille

A good education is usually harmful to a dancer.
A good calf is better than a good head.
- Agnes de Mille

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Theater people are always pining and agonizing because
they're afraid that they'll be forgotten.
And in America they're quite right.
They will be.
- Agnes de Mille

To dance is to be out of yourself.
Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.
This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
- Agnes de Mille

The artist never entirely knows.
We guess.
We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
- Agnes de Mille

The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults,
not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should
not become your dearest friend.
- Agnes de Mille

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
- Henry David Thoreau

Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion
is the truest to every man even if it stands low
in the scales of philosophical comparison.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not
to take his burden from him,
but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.
- Phillips Brooks

I'm a patriot in the truest sense of the word.
- Al Sharpton

The truest greatness lies in being kind,
the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression
of the state of being human.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Perhaps the truest axiom in baseball is that the toughest thing to do is repeat.
- Walt Alston

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
- Chinua Achebe

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
- Samuel Butler

But I do believe that a woman's truest place is in a home,
with a husband and with children, and with large freedom,
pecuniary freedom, personal freedom,
and the right to vote.
- Lucy Stone

For me the purest and truest art in the world is science fiction.
- C. J. Cherryh

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
- Charles Dickens

The simplest things are often the truest.
- Richard Bach

Wait for those unguarded moments.
Relax the mood and, like the child dropping off to sleep,
the subject often reveals his truest self.
- Barbara Walters

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom;
and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
- Edmund Burke

Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.
- Cyril Connolly

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt
whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool;
the truest heroism is to resist the doubt;
and the profoundest wisdom,
to know when it ought to be resisted,
and when it be obeyed.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure;
but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake,
we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure,
because we can never have the virtue.
- John Henry Newman

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Giving is the highest expression of our power.
- Vivian Greene

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The practice of forgiveness is our most important
contribution to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
- Dale Turner

The path to love ... is our spiritual destiny.
- Deepak Chopra

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Our journey into consciousness of wealth
begins with the realization that we have already arrived!
- Michael Bernard Beckwith

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Nelson Mandela

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale


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