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Twyla Tharp – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Twyla Tharp

 

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

– Twyla Tharp


Judgment is not my business. Existing is my business.

– Twyla Tharp


The only thing I fear more than change is no change. The business of being static makes me nuts.

– Twyla Tharp


My mother was a dominant force in my life. She had a very specific idea about education, which was: you should know everything about everything. It was quite simple. There was no exclusivity, and there really was no judgment.

– Twyla Tharp


The formal education that I received made little sense to me.

– Twyla Tharp


Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.

– Twyla Tharp


My mother was the first woman in the county in Indiana where we were born, in Jay County, to have a college degree. She was educated as a pianist and she wanted to concertize, but when the war came she was married, had a family, so she started teaching.

– Twyla Tharp


I thought I had to make an impact on history. I had to become the greatest choreographer of my time. That was my mission. Posterity deals with us however it sees fit. But I gave it 20 years of my best shot.

– Twyla Tharp


In terms of individuals who actually inspired me, very few of the academic people that I had access to had that power over me. Maybe it’s simply because I wasn’t that committed to geometry.

– Twyla Tharp