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Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. ~William Stafford

How can we know the dancer from the dance? ~William Butler Yeats

There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good. ~Edwin Denby

Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my heart. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Never trust spiritual leader who cannot dance. ~Mr. Miyagi, The Next Karate Kid, 1994

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. ~Japanese Proverb

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. ~Dave Barry

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet! ~Constanze

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie. ~Agnes de Mille

Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn. ~Terri Guillemets

Dancers are the messengers of the gods. ~Martha Graham

Dancing is wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it. ~Christopher Morley, Kitty Foyle

You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart. ~Author Unknown

Dancing: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music. ~George Bernard Shaw

Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen? ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made. ~Ted Shawn, Time, 25 July 1955

Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays. ~George Balanchine

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. ~Vicki Baum

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. ~Agnes De Mille

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. ~Faith Whittlesey

Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another. ~Author Unknown

Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
~W.H. Auden

In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength. ~Martha Graham

It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer. ~Shanna LaFleur

I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. ~George Balanchine

Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals. ~Charles Baudelaire

Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order. ~Samuel Beckett

Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health — it rusts your spirit and your hips. ~Terri Guillemets

I am a dancer. I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living.... In each it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes in some area an athlete of God. ~Martha Graham, c.1953

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz

Dancing is the poetry of the foot. ~John Dryden

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself. ~Havelock Ellis

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. ~Author Unknown

Dance is the hidden language of the soul. ~Martha Graham

Dancing is moving to the music without stepping on anyone's toes, pretty much the same as life. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances. ~Maya Angelou

Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery. ~Martha Graham

Through dancing many maidens have been unmaidened, whereby I may say it is the storehouse and nursery of bastardy. ~John Northbrooke

Shake it 'til the moon becomes the sun. ~Vada Nobles, Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, and Alisha Brooks, "Pon de Replay," performed by Rihanna

Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it. ~Martha Graham

Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain. ~Martha Graham

The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word. ~Mata Hari

We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos. ~D.H. Lawrence

Dancing is the world's favorite metaphor. ~ Kristy Nilsson

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Light quirks of music, broken and uneven,
Make the soul dance upon a jig to Heav'n.
~Alexander Pope, Moral Essays

Do you think dyslexic people have difficulty dancing to "Y.M.C.A."? ~Dave Sokolowski

Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance. ~Ezra Pound

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words. ~Ruth St. Denis

Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance. ~Peter Saint James

I would like to dance. Not professionally, just when everyone else does. ~Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot, 1997

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. ~Kurt Vonnegut

Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking. ~John Wain

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak. ~Hopi Indian Saying

They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains in their feet than in their head. ~Terence

Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty. ~Author Unknown

Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected. ~Source Unknown

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. ~Author Unknown

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. ~William James

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