"Everything I’ve ever written was composed in notebooks first. I have hundreds of them filled with my scribbles tucked away in boxes. I also buy them obsessively, so I probably have just as many empty notebooks lying around the house ready and waiting to be filled. I find that writing longhand I can enter a zone of comfort I find hard to achieve when sitting in front of a screen - I find typing annoying."
— “Why creative writing is better with a pen,” by Lee Rourke, from The Guardian. (via utnereader)
"Ritual is not a product of primitive people. Rather, it is a produced by all peoples still in touch with the capacity to express themselves in metaphor."
— Jamake Highwater, dance historian and theorist.
"Movement never lies."
— Martha Graham in an An Athlete of God for NPR’s This I Believe series
"I think the reason dance has held such an ageless magic for the world is that it has been the symbol of the performance of living. Many times I hear the phrase “the dance of life.” It is close to me for a very simple and understandable reason. The instrument through which the dance speaks is also the instrument through which life is lived: the human body. It is the instrument by which all the primaries of experience are made manifest. It holds in its memory all matters of life and death and love."
— Martha Graham in An Athlete of God for NPR’s This I Believe series