Quotes to Write, Create, Make Things By: Twyla Tharp

by laura didyk

Dance is a tough life (and a tougher way to make a living). Choreography is even more brutal because there is no way to carry our history forward. Our creations disappear the moment we finish performing them. It’s tough to preserve a legacy, create a history for yourself and others. But I put all that aside and pursued my gut instinct anyway. I became my own rebellion. Going with your head makes it arbitrary. Going with your gut means you have no choice.

–Twyla Tharp, from THE CREATIVE HABIT

How am I becoming my own rebellion? How are you becoming yours?