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Isadora Duncan Quotes and Sayings

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What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
- Isadora Duncan

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With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood.
- Isadora Duncan

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract,
and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
- Isadora Duncan

We may not all break the Ten Commandments,
but we are certainly all capable of it.
Within us lurks the breaker of all laws,
ready to spring out at the first real opportunity.
- Isadora Duncan

 

It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe
that the jazz rhythm expresses America.
Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.
- Isadora Duncan

The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to
allow it to make its own way,
completely on its own feet.
- Isadora Duncan

So that ends my first experience of matrimony,
which I always thought a highly over-rated performance.
- Isadora Duncan

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You were once wild here.
Don't let them tame you.
- Isadora Duncan

Perhaps he was a bit different from other people,
but what really sympathetic person is not a little mad?
- Isadora Duncan

The first essential in writing about anything is that
the writer should have no experience of the matter.
- Isadora Duncan

Art is not necessary at all.
All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love -
to love as Christ loved,
as Buddha loved.
- Isadora Duncan

Most human beings today waste some 25 to 30 years of
their lives before they break through the actual and
conventional lies which surround them.
- Isadora Duncan

People don't live nowadays: they get about ten percent out of life.
- Isadora Duncan

So long as little children are allowed to suffer,
there is no true love in this world.
- Isadora Duncan

People do not live nowadays.
They get about 10% out of life.
- Isadora Duncan

My motto - sans limites.
- Isadora Duncan

The dancer's body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.
- Isadora Duncan

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals,
how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?
- Isadora Duncan

The real American type can never be a ballet dancer.
The legs are too long, the body too supple and the
spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking.
- Isadora Duncan

It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research
to learn to make one simple gesture,
and I know enough about the art of writing to realize
that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple,
beautiful sentence.
- Isadora Duncan

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

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

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

The best relationship is one in which
your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
- Anonymous

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

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

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you don't take full responsibility
for your own happiness,
who do you suppose will?
Your happiness is a one person job -
it begins and ends with you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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