Dance Quotes

Read the best selected dance quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about dancing will motivate and inspire you and you will be much wiser about the subject.


Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order. ~Samuel Beckett
Dancers are the messengers of the gods. ~Martha Graham
How can we know the dancer from the dance? ~William Butler Yeats
A perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. George Bernard Shaw
Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance. ~Ezra Pound
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. ~Author Unknown
Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. ~Dave Barry
On with dance, let joy be unconfined, is my motto; whether there's any dance to dance or any joy to unconfined. Mark Twain
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
There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. ~Vicki Baum
Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances. ~Maya Angelou
Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain. ~Martha Graham
You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart. ~Author Unknown
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. ~William Stafford
Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz
There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good. ~Edwin Denby
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once. Friedrich Nietzsche
Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery. ~Martha Graham
Never trust spiritual leader who cannot dance. ~Mr. Miyagi
Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals. ~Charles Baudelaire
Dancing is a 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
Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion. Martha Graham
It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made -- when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt -- it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more. Jane Austen
To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware. David Byrne
We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. ~Japanese Proverb
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 faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn. ~Terri Guillemets
Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance. ~Peter Saint James
To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak. ~Hopi Indian Saying
Dancing is the poetry of the foot. ~John Dryden
We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life. This is the function of the American dance. Martha Graham
Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health — it rusts your spirit and your hips. ~Terri Guillemets
Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty. ~Author Unknown
The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking. Isadora Duncan
I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
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
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
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
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie. ~Agnes de Mille
I just put my feet in the air and move them around. Fred Astaire
Nothing is more revealing than movement. Martha Graham
Dancing is the world's favorite metaphor. ~ Kristy Nilsson
There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration. Lewis Carroll
The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word. ~Mata Hari
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. ~Agnes De Mille
Dancing is moving to the music without stepping on anyone's toes, pretty much the same as life. ~Robert Brault
Dancing is like dreaming with your feet! ~Constanze
I would like to dance. Not professionally, just when everyone else does. ~Stephen Fry
The only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman and Nietzsche. Isadora Duncan
The Twist was a guided missile, launched from the ghetto into the very heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion, and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books. Eldridge Cleaver
Through dancing many maidens have been unmaidened, whereby I may say it is the storehouse and nursery of bastardy. ~John Northbrooke
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
They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains in their feet than in their head. ~Terence
We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos. ~D.H. Lawrence
Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays. ~George Balanchine
They seldom looked happy. They passed one another without a word in the elevator, like silent shades in hell, hell-bent on their next look from a handsome stranger. Their next rush from a popper. The next song that turned their bones to jelly and left them all on the dance floor with heads back, eyes nearly closed, in the ecstasy of saints receiving the stigmata. Andrew Holleran
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Kahlil Gibran
Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another. ~Author Unknown
Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected. ~Source Unknown
And we love to dance -- especially that new one called the Civil War Twist. The Northern part of you stands still while the Southern part tries to secede. Dick Gregory
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. ~Kurt Vonnegut
Custom has made dancing sometimes necessary for a young man; therefore mind it while you learn it, that you may learn to do it well, and not be ridiculous, though in a ridiculous act. Lord Chesterfield
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
It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer. ~Shanna LaFleur
I am not the first straight dancer or the last. Mikhail Baryshnikov
Dancing with abandon, turning a tango into a fertility rite. Marshall Pugh
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
Dancing: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music. ~George Bernard Shaw
Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it. ~Martha Graham
I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words. ~Ruth St. Denis
Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking. ~John Wain
Do you think dyslexic people have difficulty dancing to "Y.M.C.A."? ~Dave Sokolowski
Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made. ~Ted Shawn
Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom. Henry Fielding
How inimitably graceful children are in general before they learn to dance! Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. ~George Balanchine
Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. ~Author Unknown

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