Ted Shawn quotes

  • Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.
    -- Ted Shawn

    #Dance #Art #Stuff

  • I believe that dance communicates man's deepest, highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions far better than words, spoken or written.
    -- Ted Shawn

    #Dance #Spiritual #Believe

  • Education in the art of dance is education of the whole man − his physical, mental and emotional natures are disciplined and nourished simultaneously in dance.
    -- Ted Shawn

    #Dance #Art #Men

  • I wanted to see if the American man in plain brown pants and a bare torso could speak profound things.
    -- Ted Shawn

    #Dance #Men #Profound

  • Man has used human rhythmic movement as raw material out of which to create works of art, as the composer of music uses sound, the sculptor uses stone and wood, the painter his pigments, and the writer - words.
    -- Ted Shawn

    #Dance #Art #Men

  • I believe that dance is the oldest, noblest and most cogent of the arts. I believe that dance is the most perfect symbol of the activity of God and His angels. I believe that dance has the power to heal, mentally and physically. I believe that true education in the art of dance is education of the whole man.
    -- Ted Shawn

    #Art #Believe #Angel

  • I believe that dance has the power to heal, mentally and physically.
    -- Ted Shawn

    #Believe #Dancing #I Believe

  • The artist must be ecstatic about something.
    -- Ted Shawn

    #Art #Artist #Ecstatic

  • Work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, And dance like no one's watching. Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made
    -- Ted Shawn

    #Art #Hurt #Needs

  • Toe dancing is a dandy attention getter, second only to screaming.

  • But remember that intent is everything. One does not just jump, one lifts into the air, one rises. In the same way the lifted leg of an arabesque becomes a wing, and not a mechanical leverage like a raised trap door. This is the precise difference between dancing and acrobatics. The dancer tries to express something; the acrobat merely pulls, raises, stretches and grinds. The acrobat is lost in a web of muscles the dancer is all but invisible in projected idea.

  • To make up a dance, I still need, as I needed then, a pot of tea, walking space, privacy and an idea.

  • The obedient in art are always the forgotten . . . The country is glorious but its beauties are unknown, and but waiting for a real live artist to splash them onto canvas . . . Chop your own path. Get off the car track.

  • As a kid, I was always into art at the same time as computers, and eventually I realised I was making more interesting stuff with my keyboard than with my hands. I really enjoyed modifying computer games more than playing them, so that got me into programming.

  • Has it led you to the conclusion that photography is an art ? Or it is simply a means of recording ? "I'm glad you asked that. I've been wanting to say this for years. Is cooking an art ? Is talking an art ? Is even painting an art ? It is artfulness that makes art, not the medium itself. Of course photography is an art - when it is in the hands of artists."

  • To me documentary photography means making a picture so that the viewer doesn’t think about the man who made the picture. At its esthetic core is very old tradition in art: naturalism. And its purpose is to document all facets of social relationships.

  • My favorite thing about being famous... it's not really as big of a deal as everybody says it is. Being on the road is tough, doing interviews, and all the stuff. It's still pretty tough.

  • In bookstores, my stuff is usually filed in the out-of-the-way, additional interest sections.

  • Let's blow some stuff up.