Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Blessed Unrest

Thank you to my new friend who I met last night and shared this wisdom with me, and thank you Martha Graham: (and how did I get this far without ever hearing this before?)

"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.... You have to keep open and aware directly to 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


Jesse Servis said...

Thanks for posting this.It's a truth
spoken in a way that spans with words a feeling common to widely different ways of perception,and types of people.
my friend and terror chasing me as a lion.

Sarah said...

This was a fantastic quote. Thank you for sharing it.