"Balanchine Said: What was the Source of choreographer's celebrated utterances?" The full article is available online to subscribers who have yet to receive their copy of the magazine. An abstract is available on the magazine's website.
Balanchine was much quoted. He had a typically Russian penchant for philosophizing and verbal wit, that, in his unpolished English, came off as folk wisdom. When he stopped his class to talk or when he gave an interview, he always had something to say that people remembered, and he left the impression that these rough-hewn nuggets of his were as spontaneous as they were abundant.
He could be practical ("My muse must come to me on union time"), premptory ("There are no mothers-in-law in ballet"), or cryptic ("I am not a man, but a cloud in trousers"). The one thing he did not care to be is original. Many of Balanchine's most memorable sayings were quotations, produced from a storehouse of sources: Pushkin, Goethe, Shakespeare, the Bible, the Greek Fathers, Abraham Lincoln, Paul Valery.
The magazine makes no mention of it on their Contributor's page, but this raises my hopes that we'll get her Balanchine book soon.