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Alvin Ailey Quotes and Sayings

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The creative process is not controlled by a switch
you can simply turn on or off;
it's with you all the time.
- Alvin Ailey

My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle,
terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man.
- Alvin Ailey

Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve,
you're not quite up to snuff.
- Alvin Ailey

My feelings about myself have been terrible.
- Alvin Ailey

 

No matter what you write or choreograph,
you feel it's not enough.
- Alvin Ailey

Money is a never-ending problem.
- Alvin Ailey

If you live in the elite world of dance,
you find yourself in a world rife with racism.
Let's face it.
- Alvin Ailey

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Sometimes you feel bad about yourself when there's no reason to.
- Alvin Ailey

One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people.
- Alvin Ailey

I'm attracted to long-legged girls with long arms and a little head.
- Alvin Ailey

I always want to have more dancers in my company.
- Alvin Ailey

It will take very sophisticated marketing to achieve
our aim of bringing more black people into the theater.
- Alvin Ailey

I am trying to show the world that we are all human
beings and that color is not important.
What is important is the quality of our work.
- Alvin Ailey

Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure
in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.
- Alvin Ailey

One of the processes of your life is to constantly
break down that inferiority,
to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.
- Alvin Ailey

We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in
the studio in creative work.
- Alvin Ailey

Nothing personal; I just don't have people over.
- Alvin Ailey

I always want more.
- Alvin Ailey

In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort.
- Alvin Ailey

Dance is for everybody.
I believe that the dance came from the people and that
it should always be delivered back to the people.
- Alvin Ailey

Lena Horne is the sweetest and most adorable woman in the world.
- Alvin Ailey

Fill your heart with the creative power
to accept the past,
decorate the present
and transform the future.
- Osho

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gratitude in advance is the most powerful
creative force in the universe.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.
- John H. Johnson

My hand is the extension of the thinking process -
the creative process.
- Tadao Ando

The very essence of the creative is its novelty,
and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
- Carl Rogers

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns,
do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior,
that they are so united to creative people.
- Andre Norton

Vision is the true creative rhythm.
- Robert Delaunay

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera and to
trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve,
not by the desire to beat others.
- Ayn Rand

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life
stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein

Education in the light of present-day knowledge and
need calls for some spirited and creative innovations
both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

Reading, like writing, is a creative act.
If readers only bring a narrow range of themselves to the book,
then they'll only see their narrow range reflected in it.
- Ben Okri

I'm a very restless person.
I'm always doing something.
The creative process never stops.
- Oscar de la Renta

I'm a creative consultant, whatever that means.
- Jimmy Kimmel

The creative adult is the child who has survived.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

I feel that my job is to create an atmosphere where
creative people can do their best work.
- John Frankenheimer

Even as a footballer, I was always being creative.
- Eric Cantona

It's not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous.
It's more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.
- Robert Motherwell

All children have creative power.
- Brenda Ueland

Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community,
improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth,
and builds the creative skills that are required of
a 21st century workforce.
- Gavin Newsom

Democracy cannot survive without the guidance of a creative minority.
- Harlan Stone

We can always find creative ways to do things.
- Leigh Steinberg

But you have to be creative on how you sell yourself and market yourself.
- Talib Kweli

To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual,
a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity,
and creative strength.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

Strangely, Dante's Divine Comedy did not produce a
prose of that creative height or it did so after centuries.
- Eugenio Montale

This invisibility, however, means that the opportunities
for creative research are infinite.
- Barbara Smith

Theories of evolution must provide for the creative
acts which brought such theories into existence.
- Michael Polanyi

The psyche of the individual is commensurate with the
totality of creative energy.
This requires a most radical revision of Western psychology.
- Stanislav Grof

It is the function of creative man to perceive and
to connect the seemingly unconnected.
- William Plomer

I really worked to try and be creative enough on the
guitar parts so those who aren't real educated would
know that there was some difficulty in doing it.
- Brad Paisley

For me my friendship with Omar Rodriguez from Mars
Volta that friendship really means a lot to me because
he's another creative person who works as hard as I do.
- John Frusciante

Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one.
- Bertrand Russell

I think it's bad to talk about one's present work,
for it spoils something at the root of the creative act.
It discharges the tension.
- Norman Mailer

I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly.
It allows me to be creative.
- Bill Hicks

I know my choices will be creative so long as I follow my heart.
- Huey Lewis

I love being creative in all forms.
- Loretta Swit


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