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Quotes to Ponder: #0008

“There is a vitality, a life-force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is; nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivates you.”


~ Martha Graham

I thought this quote by Martha Graham would be an excellent follow on post to the last ” “What If” photography ” and hope it will stimulate further thoughts on TRUSTING yourself to explore those urges to do something new or different.  Enjoy!

(“Quotes to Ponder” will be a regular feature here. My philosophy about quotes isn’t that they prove any point as they are often taken out of context or they may have been said in response to something we have no way of knowing about. But they generally do embody some sort of opinion or thought that can often be worthwhile pondering. I expect that in many cases, they will be the teaser to a longer discussion of their idea in a later post!)

2 thoughts on “Quotes to Ponder: #0008

  1. Very timely for me, thanks. I have been in a sort of rut with all my art oriented activities. Shooting a little aimlessly, more like the typical tourist, even doing selfies with a friend, to get a feel of the times. But maybe I’ll just push through this current plateau, and do something I do NOT like or am not used to doing normally.

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