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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

One of the most feared expressions in modern times
is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

I wanted to connect a modern story with a myth that I had read.
- Wally Lamb

It may be said that modern Europe with teachers who
inform it that its realist instincts are beautiful,
acts ill and honors what is ill.
- Julien Benda

There is one, and only one, thing in modern society
more hideous than crime namely,
repressive justice.
- Simone Weil

Not much has been written about the Nereids of modern Greece.
Wherever there is a warm, healing stream they believe
that it flows from the breasts of the Nereids.
- James Theodore Bent

The modern economy isn't about the redistribution of wealth,
it's about the redistribution of time.
- Doug Coupland

The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -
and even,
in certain respects, would be - the most modern of critical movements.
- Paul de Man

The contribution of Islam to history and modern civilization
is the product of the efforts of peoples of many races
and tongues which came to accept its way of life.
- Aly Khan

The huge problem in our society is the enormous ignorance
of the ideas that underlie modern art.
- Thom Mayne

I am not a modern man, I am just a wee old fashioned one.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion
as they leave religion behind.
- Paul Bert

The role of a museum of modern art is to make a good
selection and identify what we believe to be the coming movements,
and that requires taste.
- David Rockefeller

I really have a generation gap about modern clothes.
- Julie Harris

So always, if we look back, concern for face-to-face morality,
and its modern emphasis on justice as well,
have historically evolved as religious issues.
- Huston Smith

The modern world is personal; people want to know intimate things.
- Nigella Lawson

We are similar to a museum.
My function is to present old masterpieces in modern frames.
- Rudolf Bing

I think the accessories look very modern and very exciting.
These big earrings, these big hoops.
I think the girls are sort of falling in love with...
collars, neck collars.
- Ralph Lauren

A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of
the sea as exploit a highway.
- Joseph Conrad

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other -
instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts,
keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make
them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
- Aleister Crowley

The medieval university looked backwards;
it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge.
The modern university looks forward,
and is a factory of new knowledge.
- Thomas Huxley

Employers need to recognize that the world has changed
and there are people who would like to help them provide
solution in ways that are new,
modern and that add value to companies.
- Andy Stern

Whosoever, in writing a modern history,
shall follow truth too near the heels,
it may haply strike out his teeth.
- Walter Raleigh

Well, opera began with an intent to resuscitate Greek drama,
that is, modern opera as we know it.
- John Eaton

If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology,
then its myth is tragic.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists
between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic
structure of modern society can ever be resolved.
- Herbert Read

Information is the oxygen of the modern age.
It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire,
it wafts across the electrified borders.
- Ronald Reagan

Magic Realism is not new.
The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new,
its modern popularity is new, but it's been around
as long as literature has been around.
- Terri Windling

The modern composer builds upon the foundation of truth.
- Claudio Monteverdi

Nobody in America, in the modern generation,
has read their mythology or legends.
- Kenneth Anger

A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern.
Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its
end but in the nascent state,
and this state is constant.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The modern artist is working with space and time,
and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
- Jackson Pollock

Modern Orthodoxy has a highly positive attitude toward the State of Israel.
Our Ultra-Orthodox brethren recognize only the Holy Land,
but not the state.
- Norman Lamm

London is a modern Babylon.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.
- T. E. Lawrence

The Romans used every housing form known today and
they have a remarkably modern look.
- Stephen Gardiner

He can develop sense and style, in the manner of distinguished modern prose,
in which event he may be sure that the result will
not fall into any objective form.
- John C. Ransom

I had art as a major, along with English,
French and History.
I had dance, modern dance.
In English I was allowed to write my own poetry,
which I eventually got published.
- Sally Kirkland

The modern artist must live by craft and violence.
His gods are violent gods.
Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife,
are uninteresting.
- Ezra Pound

Modern culture is constantly growing more objective.
Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies,
and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual.
- Georg Simmel

The realities of the modern global economy require
government to play a substantial role in ensuring the
national and economic security of the people.
- Matthew Continetti

Modern American war is as easy to script as a B movie.
- David Hackworth


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