Farewell, my friends. I am going to glory! (Adieu, mes amis. Je vais a la gloire!)Isadora Duncan1927 Last words, shortly before she broke her neck when her long scarf caught in the wheels of her open-topped Bugatti sportscar. Quoted in Mary Desti Isadora Duncan's End (1929), ch.25.
I have closely studied the figured documents of all ages and of all the great masters, but I have never seen in them any representations of human beings walking on the extremity of the toes or raising the leg higher than the head. These ugly and false positions in no way express that state of unconscious Dionysiac delirium which is necessary to the dancer. Moreover movèments, just like harmonies in music, are not invented; they are discovered.Isadora DuncanAs quoted in Modern Dancing and Dancers (1912) by John Ernest Crawford Flitch, p. 106
I could not adopt him so I married him. You know how wonderful he is, like all Russians. He starts reciting verse at two o'clock in the morning.Isadora DuncanOf her husband, the Russian poet Sergei Yesenin, as quoted in A Century of Sundays : 100 years of Breaking News in the Sunday Papers (2006) by Nadine Dreyer, p. 65
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