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Maya Deren

  • It is not morbidity which draws crowds to scenes of disaster or unusual joy. It is the desire to participate in a moment when life breaks through to some higher level of intensity so that one's own life might take fire from that sudden spurted flame.

    • Maya Deren,
    • "The Artist as God in Haiti," in The Tiger's Eye ()
  • S. is talking in my ear with the desperate insistence of a commentator.

    • Maya Deren,
    • "The Artist as God in Haiti," in The Tiger's Eye ()
  • The way back is always shorter.

    • Maya Deren,
    • "The Artist as God in Haiti," in The Tiger's Eye ()

Maya Deren, U.S. filmmaker, anthropologist

(1917 - 1961)