"You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you."

 
"You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you." Isadora Duncan (attributed)

"You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you." Isadora Duncan (attributed)

Known as the "mother of modern dance," Isadora Duncan was a dancer at the end of the 19th century & beginning of the 20th, she was everything a proper Victorian woman was not supposed to be...

“She emphasized the connectedness of body and soul at a time when links between human beings, their work, and the land were being severed and Victorian prudery shaped moral law.” Deborah Jowitt, dance critic, Village Voice, 1998

“She creates, she poses, she dances. But not like anyone else. Oh, no! She would be a revelation to the star ballet dancer; she is no high kicker, or toe acrobat. She employs no illusions, no cunningly arranged mirrors, no beautifully multicolored lime-lights. Never was there anything less sensational than her work; it is severe in its simplicity…”
St. Louis Sunday Gazette Munich, Dec 26th, 1902

(Link: http://www.isadoraduncan.org/the-foundation/about-isadora-duncan)

Isadora Duncan embraced eccentricity, flouted convention, went against every norm, shocked some, awed others, and inspired even more. Who else could this quote be from? We want to Isadora Duncan to have said, "You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you." Unfortunately we cannot source the quote, but fortunately we can attribute to Duncan and it makes sense.