Cate Blanchett refers to the poignant quotes by dancer, choreographer and teacher Martha Graham about leading a creative life and being an artist.
“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.
“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.”
Graham adds, and Blanchett affirms:
“No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”
[See more quotes in article Keep the Channel Open To Be Creative.]
Here is a clip of her interview with Charlie Rose – Blanchett talked about acting and working with Woody Allen for her role in his movie “Blue Jasmine.”
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