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Quotations about Dancing
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 could believe only in a God who would know how to dance. ~Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), "Of Reading and Writing," Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None, translated from the German by Alexander Tille, 1896
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.
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
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, & Alisha Brooks, "Pon de Replay," performed by Rihanna ♫
Dance does not reconcile body and soul because, for Bakhtin and the spiritual tradition he represents, body and soul are on the same plane in terms of value and never in conflict anyway. ~Susan M. Felch and Paul J. Contino, Bakhtin and Religion: A Feeling for Faith, 2001
Hard times require furious dancing. ~Alice Walker
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
She had to dance — she just had to!... The music seemed to move in her body, moving through her. She leaped high and flung out her arms and oh, how she smiled! As she danced, Clara forgot her sorrow. ~Amy Ehrlich, The Girl Who Wanted to Dance, 2009
Do you think dyslexic people have difficulty dancing to "Y.M.C.A."? ~Dave Sokolowski
If life is good, don't just sit there — dance! If life's not so good — dance even more. ~Terri Guillemets
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
Life is a dance of balance.
Life is creative falling.
Life is half spent getting back up.
Life is learning to dance with a partner —
and learning to dance without a partner,
and letting go enough to dance in the crowd.
Life is a freestyle jig.
Life is a twirl and a bow.
Life is the best dance you've ever danced
and the only chance you'll get, so dance!
~Terri Guillemets, "Sessile," 1989
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
Three little, merry little, piggy-wiggy-wigs,
Danced three jolly little jiggy-jiggy-jigs...
~Margaret Sidney, "The Three Little Pigs," 1882
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
Dance, to be beautiful forever. ~Terri Guillemets, "Glory moves," 2018, blackout poetry created from Danielle Steel, Fairy Tale, 2017, page 93
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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