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Twyla Tharp Quotes

Twyla Tharp Quote: “Perfect practice makes perfect.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Creativity is an act of defiance.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Before you can think out of the box, you have to start with a box.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Over time, as the daily routines become second nature, discipline morphs into habit.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Generosity is luck going in the opposite direction, away from you. If you’re generous to someone, if you do something to help him out, you are in effect making him lucky. This is important. It’s like inviting yourself into a community of good fortune.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work habits.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Our ability to grow is directly proportional to an ability to entertain the uncomfortable.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “To embrace luck, you have to enhance your tolerance for ambiguity.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “No one is born with skill. It is developed through exercise, through repetition, through a blend of learning and reflection that’s both painstaking and rewarding. And it takes time.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Whom the gods wish to destroy, they give unlimited resources.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “I don’t think that scheduling is uncreative. I think that structure is required for creativity.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “You may wonder which came first: the skill or the hard work. But that’s a moot point. The Zen master cleans his own studio. So should you.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “I began to discriminate between fear and excitement. The two, though very close, are completely different. Fear is negative excitement, choking your imagination. Real excitement produces an energy that overcomes apprehension and makes you want to close in on your goal.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Ultimately there is no such thing as failure. There are lessons learned in different ways.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Metaphor is the lifeblood of all art.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “You double your intensity with skill.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “The blank space can be humbling. But I’ve faced it my whole professional life. It’s my job. It’s also my calling. Bottom line: Filling this empty space constitutes my identity.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “When you’re in a rut, you have to question everything except your ability to get out of it.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Concentrate: you can’t have it all.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “When creativity has become your habit; when you’ve learned to manage time, resources, expectations, and the demands of others; when you understand the value and place of validation, continuity, and purity of purpose, then you’re on the way to an artist’s ultimate goal; the achievement of mastery.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “When it all comes together, a creative life has the nourishing power we normally associate with food, love and faith.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “I had always seen myself as a star; I wanted to be a galaxy.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “You only need one good reason to commit to an idea, not four hundred. But if you have four hundred reasons to say yes and one reason to say no, the answer is probably no.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “There are as many forms of memory as there are ways of perceiving, and every one of them is worth mining for inspiration.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “More often than not I’ve found, a rut is a consequence of sticking to tried and tested methods that don’t take into account how you or the world has changed.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “When you stimulate your body, your brain comes alive in ways you can’t simulate in a sedentary position.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “The more you know, the better you can imagine.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “You don’t get into the mood to create – it’s discipline.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “I don’t think politicians should be allowed into power who are not familiar with their bodies, because that’s where our bottom line is. And I know that they would make totally different decisions if they felt responsible simply for their own bodies.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “If art is the bridge between what you see in your mind and what the world sees, then skill is how you build that bridge.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Doing is better than not doing, and if you do something badly you’ll learn to do it better.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Dancing is like bank robbery, it takes split-second timing.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Without the little ideas, there are no big ideas.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Skill is how you close the gap between what you can see in your mind’s eye and what you can produce; the more skill you have, the more sophisticated and accomplished your ideas can be. With absolute skill comes absolute confidence.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “The first steps of a creative act are like groping in the dark: random and chaotic, feverish and fearful, a lot of busy-ness with no apparent or definable end in sight.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “The only thing I fear more than change is no change. The business of being static makes me nuts.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Solitude is an unavoidable part of creativity. Self-reliance is a happy by-product.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Everything is raw material. Everything is relevant. Everything is usable. Everything feeds into my creativity. But without proper preparation, I cannot see it, retain it, and use it.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Alone is a fact, a condition where no one else is around. Lonely is how you feel about that.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Failing, and learning from it, is necessary. Unil you’ve done it, you’re missing an important piece of your creative arsenal.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “In the future, I will make certain that I commit to projects so there’s enough breathing space for me to have an emotional life.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “If you’re speaking of love, you really must include the element of uncertainty – and perhaps it’s best approached as the art of constant maintenance.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Every work of art needs a spine – an underlying theme, a motive for coming into existence. It doesn’t have to be apparent to the audience. But you need it at the start of the creative process to guide you and keep you going.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “I am magnetically drawn to images, whether they’re paintings, photographs, film, or video. They are all lodestones of inspiration to me.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Traveling the paths of greatness, even in someone else’s footprints, is a vital means to acquiring skill.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “In dreams, anything can be anything, and everybody can do. We can fly, we can turn upside down, we can transform into anything.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “Everyone has a talent. It’s simply a question of good discipline, of the good fortune to have an education that meshes with that talent, and a lot of luck.”
Twyla Tharp Quote: “I walk into a large white room. It’s a dance studio in midtown Manhattan. The room is clean, virtually spotless if you don’t count the thousands of skid marks and footprints left there by dancers rehearsing. Other than the mirrors, the boom box, the skid marks, and me, the room is empty.”
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