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Graeme Murphy Quotes and Sayings

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We also tour nationally and internationally.
- Graeme Murphy

Sydney is a very good market for us -
we have a very strong following here.
- Graeme Murphy

I always figure I have this tree and there's always
some green fruit that's not ready to pick or blossoms
that are ready to flower;
there are always some ready to drop off too.
- Graeme Murphy

SDC has a great reputation for putting live music on stage.
- Graeme Murphy

 

I actually build my dreams around the dancers I've got in my company.
- Graeme Murphy

I don't think people we'll miss the fact that SDC is
way up there and that our profile is high.
- Graeme Murphy

I'm thrilled at the moment because our audiences,
you know, they...
the demographic is 50% male.
- Graeme Murphy

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It's not a company of exponents of my style.
- Graeme Murphy

Mostly, I'm in the very enviable position that no one dictates what I do.
- Graeme Murphy

I think it requires a bit of honesty,
Swan Lake.
- Graeme Murphy

I look at the dancers and I get the inspiration for the work from them.
- Graeme Murphy

Dance is so joyous.
- Graeme Murphy

I'm in the position to pick the cream of the crop.
- Graeme Murphy

We can't afford big symphonies but we commission works
that sound rich and symphonic because of the nature
of the instrumentation and the people we work with.
- Graeme Murphy

And dance is wonderful because dance is so immediate.
- Graeme Murphy

I'm interested in people who can take the movement somewhere.
- Graeme Murphy

I mean, I think in the early days we were pretty...
pretty British in our entertainment leads.
- Graeme Murphy

I think the Olympics could help us reach more people.
- Graeme Murphy

Yes, Carl Vine stuck around.
He's now number one composer for choreography.
- Graeme Murphy

No one was creating and I always wanted to be created on.
- Graeme Murphy

There's a line of dancers waiting to get into Sydney Dance Company.
- Graeme Murphy

We moved, and there was a golden era in the '40s when
we were so conscious of who we were as Australians.
- Graeme Murphy

For me it was really important to get the essence out
of the music for the story and not,
sort of, press the music into the service of the whimsical telling of it.
- Graeme Murphy

Normally our season is seven weeks in the Drama Theatre
and four weeks in the Opera Theater.
- Graeme Murphy

If the year 2000 can help us move into the future,
that's fine, but I am afraid that people see it as
a full stop and that one can take a big breath afterwards -
you can't.
- Graeme Murphy

I wanted to give people - which is fairly bizarre considering
my whole life is contemporary dance really -
I wanted to give people a really fulfilling sense that
they had seen a white classical ballet -
in a very pure form.
- Graeme Murphy

And currently, there are four to five new works in
the pipeline for upcoming celebrations such as the Sydney 2000 Olympics,
Australian Federation, my 50th Birthday,
and Sydney Dance Company's 25th Anniversary.
- Graeme Murphy

It's the emotional trigger points that are important
to me because I know if I could believe in the characters
and try and imagine how they felt then I'd be able
to do something quite honest.
- Graeme Murphy

But I also wanted to give them an intelligent emotional journey,
without having to suspend reality - to be able to look
at those characters and see reasons for the relationships
and why what happens happens.
- Graeme Murphy

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein PHOTO

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

All the world is full of suffering.
It is also full of overcoming.
- Helen Keller

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Words are also actions,
and actions are a kind of words.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

Where love is, there God is also.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others,
but it also becomes richer and happier.
- Albert Schweitzer

Have you ever hugged a tree?
Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know
that it is not only that
you have hugged the tree
but that the tree also responds,
the tree also hugs you.
- Osho

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all 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.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The walls we build around us to
keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
- Jim Rohn

Anyone who thinks sitting in church
can make you a Christian must also think
that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
- Garrison Keillor

First meditate, be blissful,
then much love will happen of its own accord.
Then being with others is beautiful
and being alone is also beautiful.
Then it is simple, too.
You dont depend on others
and you dont make others dependent on you.
- Osho

Careers and relationships also have their cycles
of birth, growth, and death -
to be followed by rebirth and the renewal of the cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is my choice to care deeply about others.
No kindness is too small to be important -
the smile to the bank teller,
the sincere "thank you" for all kindnesses received,
the reassuring hand on the shoulder of a loved one or friend.
There is compassion in selfless generosity,
but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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