BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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“…there is only one of you in all of time…” Martha Graham on creative expression QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

pylon-1287824_640There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.
Martha Graham as quoted in Zadie Smith’s article Dance Lessons for Writers

6 comments on ““…there is only one of you in all of time…” Martha Graham on creative expression QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

  1. Kate McClelland
    November 20, 2016

    Reblogged this on Kate McClelland.

  2. heebiejeebiessite
    November 20, 2016

    Highly encouraging.. best quote yet, Bridget 🙂 Valerie xxx

    • bridget whelan
      November 20, 2016

      It’s good, isn’t it? Think it should be etched above our computer screens,,,

      • heebiejeebiessite
        November 21, 2016

        I’m printing it to stick on the wall, thanks! Valerie xx

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