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On teaching

Martha Graham 1992

"The core of my life is activity.


When you teach a person, you are embarking on a very holy time.

You are taking a life into your hands. That is a great responsibility.


The palm of the hand should be forward, and straight out to the audience, "I give you myself, I give you what I have to give", that's what it really means.


I've known about sacrifice so long that every moment of our life is a sacrifice of a kind, and any moment of choice is a sacrifice.

Each one of us has the whole life in us and it is our choice to decide what we will reveal.


How many drops of blood have gone into the making a view? How much memory is in that drop of blood?"



Martha Graham

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