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Best Anna Pavlova Quotes And Achievements

Anna Pavlovna, born on 12 February 1881, was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She left behind several quotes and achievements in her life.

Top 30 Best Anna Pavlova Quotes

  1. No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent; work transforms talent into genius.
  2. Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.
  3. To tend, unfailingly, unflinchingly, towards a goal, is the secret of success.
  4. If I can not dance, I shall die!
  5. Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
  6. I danced from the moment I could stand.
  7. What exactly is success? For me, it is to be found not in applause, but in the satisfaction of feeling that one is realizing one's ideal.
  8. To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success. And success? What is it? I do not find it in the applause of the theater. It lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment.
  9. When a small child . . . I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.
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  11. No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius.
  12. Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
  13. God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.
  14. It is useless to dabble in beauty. One must be utterly devoted to beauty, with every nerve of the body.
  15. Master technique and then forget about it and be natural.
  16. Nature is the greatest developer of art.
  17. To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.
  18. What exactly is success? For me, it is to be found not in applause, but in the satisfaction of feeling that one is realizing one’s ideal.
  19. A true artist should have no secrets. On the stage, you must be able to transmit every emotion to the spectator.
  20. Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.
  21. The right to happiness is fundamental.
  22. When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.
  23. To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success. And success? What is it? I do not find it in the applause of the theater. It lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment.
  24. What exactly is success? For me it is to be found not in applause, but in the satisfaction of feeling that one is realizing one's ideal.
  25. Master technique and then forget about it and be natural.
  26. As is the case in all branches of art, success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by dint of hard work.
  27. No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius.
  28. God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.
  29. Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.
  30. What exactly is success? For me it is to be found not in applause, but in the satisfaction of feeling that one is realizing one’s ideal.

Anna Pavlova Trivias

  • Anna performed over 4,000 ballet performances in 18 years between 1913-1930. That is more than 1 performance per month while having to travel over the globe!
  • Anna Pavlova was able to complete 37 turns while on top of a moving elephant while on a tour in China.
  • Pavlova is most known for creating the role of The Dying Swan, a solo choreographed for her by Michel Fokine.
  • She was able to skip the corps de ballet (larger group dance) and become a coryphée (smaller group dance) right after she graduated from school
  • She was born severely premature, and in her early years her life was constantly in danger. She suffered illness after illness until her mother finally sent her to live with her grandmother in Ligovo, a quieter suburb of St. Petersburg.
  • Pavlova was rejected when she auditioned for the Imperial Ballet School at nine years old. The judges felt she was too young, too frail, and maybe too sickly to ever make it in ballet.
  • She auditioned again for the Imperial Ballet the following year, and this time they accepted her. She trained under the masterful Marius Petipas, the very same choreographer who had staged the performance of The Sleeping Beauty that had inspired Pavlova to dance.
  • During her life she had many pets including a Siamese cat, various dogs, Cadilan birds and swans.
  • Anna told people her mother had been married once to a man named Pavel, who died when Anna was a toddler. This was because she wanted to believe she was a product of an earlier marriage.
  • A biographical film was made about Anna in 1983, called Anna Pavlova.
  • The meringue dessert "pavlova," popular in Australia and New Zealand, is named after her.
  • Valentin Serov painted her famous 1909 life-size portrait. Pavlova is depicted in her favorite role as a white swan on a blue background


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