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Anna Pavlova

  • The right to happiness is fundamental.

    • Anna Pavlova,
    • in Arthur Henry Franks, ed., Pavlova: A Biography ()
  • No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent, work transforms talent into genius.

    • Anna Pavlova,
    • in Arthur Henry Franks, ed., Pavlova: A Biography ()
  • It is useless to dabble in beauty. One must be utterly devoted to beauty, with every nerve of the body.

    • Anna Pavlova,
    • in Arthur Henry Franks, ed., Pavlova: A Biography ()
  • 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.

    • Anna Pavlova,
    • "Pages of My Life," in Arthur Henry Franks, ed., Pavlova: A Biography ()
  • To strive tirelessly and at all times to reach one's goal — therein lies the secret of success.

    • Anna Pavlova,
    • in Arthur Henry Franks, ed., Pavlova: A Biography ()
  • To tend, unfailingly, unflinchingly, towards a goal, is the secret of success.

    • Anna Pavlova,
    • "Pages of My Life," in Arthur Henry Franks, ed., Pavlova: A Biography ()
  • 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.

    • Anna Pavlova,
    • "Pages of My Life," in Arthur Henry Franks, ed., Pavlova: A Biography ()

Anna Pavlova, Russian prima ballerina

(1881 - 1931)

Born: Anna Pavolvna.