Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Margot Fonteyn
(1919-1991) born on
May 18
English ballet dancer. "She was prima ballerina of Britain's Royal Ballet; formed a partnership "made in heaven" with Rudolf Nureyev, 1962-79."

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F
"Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?"

R
"Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable."
A
Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the first time.
N
The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.
K
Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "Simpson's Contemporary Quotations," by James B. Simpson, 1988."
R: ""The Magic of Dance Like It Is.""
A: "In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994."
N: ""Margot Fonteyn: Autobiography," 1976."
K: ""Margot Fonteyn: Autobiography," 1976."


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