Isadora Duncan

Isadora
Duncan
1878
1927

American Dancer, considered creator of modern dance

Author Quotes

The whole world is absolutely brought up on lies. We are fed nothing but lies. We begin with lies, and half our lives we live with lies. Most human beings waste some twenty-five to thirty years of their lives before they break through the actual and conventional lies which surround them.

My first idea of movement, of the dance, certainly came from the rhythm of the waves.

One might say that the American trend of education is to reduce the senses almost to nil.

The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet.

If we seek the real source of the dance, if we go to nature, we find that the dance of the future is the dance of the past, the dance of eternity, and has been and will always be the same.

No woman has ever told the truth of her life. The autobiographies of most famous women are a series of accounts of the outward existence, of petty details and anecdotes which give no realization of their real life. For the great moments of joy or agony they remain strangely silent.

Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them.

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First Name
Isadora
Last Name
Duncan
Birth Date
1878
Death Date
1927
Bio

American Dancer, considered creator of modern dance