The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.

— Mata Hari

The most profound Mata Hari quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

Death is nothing, nor life either, for that matter.

To die, to sleep, to pass into nothingness, what does it matter? Everything is an illusion.


I have encountered in this world riff-raff and good people.

I lose. I win. I defend myself when I am attacked. I take when someone has taken from me. But I beg you to believe me; I have never done an act of espionage against France. Never. Never.


I was not content at home. . . I wanted to live like a colorful butterfly in the sun.


My dance is a sacred poem in which each movement is a word and whose every word is underlined by music. The temple in which I dance can be vague or faithfully reproduced, for I am the temple.


Everything is an illusion.


I am a woman who enjoys herself very much; sometimes I lose, sometimes I win.