Dance Quotes

Dance Quotes A

A child sings before it speaks, dances almost before it walks. Music is in our hearts from the beginning.

- Pamela Brown

A dance is a measured pace, as a verse is a measured speech.

- Francis Bacon

All I ever needed was the music and the mirror...

- A Chorus Line

All there is to be said for work compared to dance is that the latter is so much easier.

- Heywood Brown

And let that day be lost to us on which we did not dance once! And let that wisdom be false to us that brought no laughter with it!

- Friedrich Nietzsche

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

- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Any problem in the world can be solved by dancing.

-James Brown

Dance Quotes A by Anonymous

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

- Anonymous

Dance Quotes B

Ballet is not technique but a way of expression that comes more closely to the inner language of man than any other.

- George Borodin

Dance Quotes C

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

Dance Quotes D

Dance- an art form. The body- an instrument. Learn to play the instrument and master the art form.

- Debbie Dee

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

- Kurt Vonnegut

Dance every performance as if it were your last.

- Erik Bruhn

Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.

- Samuel Beckett

Dance for yourself, if someone understands good. If not then no matter, go right on doing what you love.

- Lois Hurst

Dance is a little insanity that does us all a lot of good.

-Edward Demby

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

- Martha Graham

Dance is an art that imprints on the soul. It is with you every moment, it expresses itself in everything you do.

- Shirley Maclaine

Dance is bigger than the physical body. Think bigger than that. When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that: your dancing spirit.

- Judith Jamison

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.

- Martha Graham

Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.

- Ted Shawn

Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.

- Scott Nilsson

Dance is the song of the body.

-Martha Graham

Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.

- Jaques D'ambroise

Dance isn't something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced.

- Paige Arden

Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.

- W.H. Auden

Dancers are athletes of god

- Albert Einstein

Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.

- George Balanchine

Dancers are the messengers of the gods.

- Martha Graham

Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.

- Charles Baudelaire

Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.

- Sweetpea Tyler

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

Dancing is a very living art, it is essentially of the movement,although a very old art. A dancer's art is lived while he or she is dancing. Nothing is left of his or her art exept the photos and the memories when his or her dancing days are over

- Martha Graham

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

-George Bernard Shaw

Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.

- Martha Graham

Dancing is like bank robbery, it takes split second timing.

- Twyla Tharp

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!

- Constanze

Dancing is the last word in life. In dancing one draws nearer to oneself.

- Jean Dubuffet

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

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

Dancing is the world's favorite metaphor.

- Kristy Nilsson

Do you think dyslexic people have difficulty dancing to Y.M.C.A.?

- Dave Sokolowski

Dance Quotes D by Anonymous

Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.


Dancing is the perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

- Anonymous

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.

- John Dryden

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

- Anonymous

Dance Quotes E

Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.

- Maya Angelou

Dance Quotes F

For the good are always the merrySave by an evil chanceAnd the merry love the fiddleAnd the merry love to dance.

- William Butler Yeats

For yesterday and for all tomorrows, we dance the best we know

- Kate Seredy

Dance Quotes G

God Respects Us When We Work, but He Loves Us When We Dance.

(The title of a film by Les Blanc )

Good choreography fuses eye, ear, and mind.

- Arlene Croce

Dance Quotes G by Anonymous

Great dancers are not great because of their technique. They are great because of their passion.

- Anonymous

Dance Quotes H

How can we know the dancer from the dance?

- William Butler Yeats

Dance Quotes H by Anonymous

He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor.

- Hindu proverb

He who cannot dance will say: "The drum is bad”

- African proverb

Dance Quotes I

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

I danced form the moment I could stand.

-Anna Pavlova

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

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

- George Balanchin

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

- Ruth St. Denis

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

- Friedrich Nietzsche

If I can not dance, I shall die!

- Anna Pavlova

If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.

- Emma Goldman

If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it.

- Isadora Duncan

If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.

- George Bernard Shaw

If you want to dance seriously, do. You must think about it day and night, dream about it,--desire it.

- Christa Justus

I'm dancing to the music of the madness inside me.

-George C. Wolfe

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

In life as in dance: Grace glides on blistered feet

- Alice Abrams

It is more important who they are as people and only then is it important who they are as dancers.

- Marcia Haydee

It is of course possible to dance a prayer.

- Glade Byron Addams

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

- Shanna LaFleur

It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won't be taken who cannot seem to give. And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live.

- Bette Midler

It's what I always wanted to do, to show the laughter, the fun the joy of dance.

- Martha Graham

Dance Quotes K

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

- William Stafford

Dance Quotes L

Learning to walk set you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all: to express with your whole self the person you are.

- Melissa Hayden

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...

- Susan Polis Shutz

Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.

- Voltaire

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

- Alexander Pope

Love is a lot like dancing; you just surrender to the music.

-Pierce Brosnan

Dance Quotes L by Anonymous

Life is a dance, from one stage to the next.

- Anonymous

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

- Anonymous

Love teaches even asses to dance

- French proverb

Dance Quotes M

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

-Martha Graham

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

- Ezra Pound

Dance Quotes N

Never trust spiritual leader who cannot dance.

- Mr. Miyagi (from the The Next Karate Kid)

Next time you're mad, try dancing out your anger.

- Sweetpea Tyler

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

- Dave Barry

Dance Quotes O

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meetTo chase the glowing hours with flying feet.

- Lord Byron

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Dance Quotes P

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

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.

- Carl Sandburg

Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.

- John Wain

Dance Quotes R

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

- Faith Whittlesey

Dance Quotes S

Someone once said that dancers work just as hard as policemen, always alert, always tense, but see policemen don't have to be beautiful at the same time.

- George Balanchine

Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips.

- Adabella Radici

Dance Quotes S by Anonymous

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

- Anonymous

Dance Quotes T

Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance.

- Peter Saint James

Technical perfection is insufficient. It is an orphan without the true soul of a dancer.

-Sylvie Guillem

The dance: a minimum of explanation, a minimum of anecdotes, and a maximum of sensations

- Maurice Béjart

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

- Mata Hari

The dance is the mother of the arts. Music and poetry exist in time; painting and architecture in space. But the dance lives at once in time and space.

- Curt Sachs

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

- Mikhail Baryshnikov

The most essential thing in dance discipline is devotion, the steadfast and willing devotion to the labor that makes the classwork not a gymnastic hour and a half, or at the lowest level, a daily drudgery, but a devotion that allows the classroom discipline to become moments of dancing too...

- Merce Cunningham

The next time you look into the mirror, just look at the way the ears rest next to the head; look at the way the hairline grows; think of all the little bones in your wrist. It is a miracle. And the dance is a celebration of that miracle.

- Martha Graham

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

- Agnes de Mille

Then come the lights shining on you from above. You are a performer. You forget all you learned, the process of technique, the fear, the pain, you even forget who you are you become one with the music, the lights, indeed one with the dance.

- Shirley Maclaine

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

- Vicki Baum

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

- Edwin Denby

Thousands of emotions well up inside me through out the day. They are released when I dance.

- Abraham Lincony

To dance is to be yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power on earth and it is yours for the taking.

- Agnes DeMille

To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance.

- Aubrey Lynch

Toe dancing is a dandy attention getter, second only to screaming.

- Agnes de Mille

Dance Quotes T by Anonymous

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.

- Hopi Indian Saying

Too many times we stand aside and let the waters slip away, till what we put off till tomorrow has now become today. So don't you sit upon the shoreline and say you're satisfied. Choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tide.

- Anonymous

Dance Quotes W

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

- D.H. Lawrence

We should consider everyday lost in which we don't dance."

- Nietzsche

When you are on stage you are having an affair with three thousand people.

- Gelsey Kirkland

Where ever a dancer stands is holy ground.

- Martha Graham

While I dance I can not judge, I can not hate, I can not separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance.

- Hans Bos

Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?

- Lewis Carroll

Work like you don't need the money, love like your heart has never been broken, and dance like no one is watching

- Aurora Greenway

Dance Quotes W by Anonymous

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.

- Anonymous

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

- Japanese Proverb

When the music changes, so does the dance

- African proverb

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

- Anonymous

Dance Quotes Y

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.

- J. Krishnamurti

Dance Quotes Y by Anonymous

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

- Anonymous

You don't stop dancing from growing old, you grow old from stopping to dance.

- Anonymous

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