Sylvie Guillem quotes

  • Having limits to push against is how you find out what you can do.
    -- Sylvie Guillem

    #Limits

  • Technical perfection is insufficient. It is an orphan without the true soul of the dancer.
    -- Sylvie Guillem

    #Dance #Perfection #Soul

  • When I was very young I was very shy but at the same time I was very open cause I was very curious so I wanted to try many things.
    -- Sylvie Guillem

    #Trying #Causes #Shy

  • Having limits to push against is how you find out what you can do. I have always been full of contradictions. I am shy but I love the freedom of the stage. I need reassurance but at the same time I don’t want it. I hate being afraid but I can’t help wanting to frighten myself. That is how you grow.
    -- Sylvie Guillem

    #Hate #Needs #Shy

  • I just know that when I go onstage, I give everything I have, not only my feet, not only my legs, not only my body. I try to tell a story. Sometimes I am able to cry because I feel like it. Sometimes I am able to love because I feel like it.
    -- Sylvie Guillem

    #Dance #Love Is #Feet

  • No, dance is not a monster. The stage is monstrous, not in the negative sense but on the grandiose side. And dance is sacred as something emotionally strong happens.
    -- Sylvie Guillem

    #Strong #Sacred #Sides

  • My body is very nice to me. I have a lucky physique - I just don't take weight on.
    -- Sylvie Guillem

    #Nice #Luck #Weight

  • No, dance is not a monster. The stage is monstrous, not in the negative sense but on the grandiose side. And dance is sacred as something emotionally strong happens.
    -- Sylvie Guillem

    #Strong #Monsters #Negative

  • Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something I have done.

  • Film is very much a universal and common voice, and we can't limit it to one particular culture.

  • The absolutely Non-Manifested cannot be designated by any expression which could limit It, Separate It, or include It. In spite of this, every allusion alludes only to Him, every designation designates Him, and He is at the same time the Non-Manifested and the Manifested.

  • But I'm never gonna get to a point in my life where what it costs to shoot a movie is going to determine what it is. The limits of my imagination is the only thing that's gonna stop me.

  • ...morally speaking, there is no limit to the concern one must feel for the suffering of human beings, that indifference to evil is worse than evil itself, that in a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible.

  • Kinds hearts are here; yet would the tenderest one Have limits to its mercy; God has none.

  • When I test I never go right to the limit. Only because when you are below the limit you can go at the same speed all day, and that's the only way you can be absolutely sure about what you are testing.

  • We set ourselves limits, but we are all strong enough to aim higher, to achieve our goals. All we have to do is find such strength within ourselves. Know how to develop it.

  • You never know the limit of a human being.

  • My consciousness is without limits more than when I was 40 or 50.