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Friday, March 2, 2012

Quotations About Dancing I

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

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

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

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

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

Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather. ~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

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

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

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

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

O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
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

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

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