Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.
I don’t want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.
Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected.
To dance is to give oneself up to the rhythms of all life.
Dr. Maya V. Patel
To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.
Hopi Indian Saying
Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique. They are great because of their passion.
Dancing is the world’s favorite metaphor.
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.
When you do dance, I wish you A wave o’ the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that.
If dancing were any easier it would be called football.
Dance to express, not to impress
Dance is the only art in which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.
Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance.
He who cannot dance will say: “The drum is bad”
Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.
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.
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
All there is to be said for work compared to dance is that the latter is so much easier.
Dance is the mother of all arts.
For yesterday and for all tomorrows, we dance the best we know.
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?
Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, will you join the dance?
You don’t stop dancing from growing old, you grow old from stopping to dance.
We should consider everyday lost in which we don’t dance.
You know you’re dancing when tears of pain and happiness blend in with your sweat.
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
The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite…. Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no more translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
Work like you don’t need the money, love like your heart has never been broken, and dance like no one is watching.
There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
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 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.
Without music, life would be a mistake…. I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.”
If I can not dance, I shall die!
The people who do not dance are the dead.
Jerry Rose of Dance Caravan
Dance – no translation needed.
Life is what we make it, it always has been, always will be.
In life as in dance: Grace glides on blistered feet.
Ballet is not technique but a way of expression that comes more closely to the inner language of man than any other.
To dance is to share – to share is to teach
Dancing is dreaming with your feet.
Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.
Quitters never win and winners never quit.
The trained dancer must not only have grace and elegance, but also the leap of an Olympic hurdler, the balance of a tight-rope walker and panther-like strength and agility.
It is not the movements that make a dance beautiful, it is the emotions that inspired the movements that make it beautiful.
Love is a lot like dancing; you just surrender to the music.
Thank God that you are able to dance…Remember there are those who cannot even walk.
I’m dancing to the music of the madness inside me.
George C. Wolfe
It’s what I always wanted to do, to show the laughter, the fun the joy of dance.
Wives are people who feel they don’t dance enough.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.
Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it.
We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
George Bernard Shaw
Dance for yourself, if someone understands good. If not then no matter, go right on doing what you love.
Dance is so important in the world. It needs no language. Our bodies speak a language of its own.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
To dance is to be yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power on earth and it is yours for the taking.
Love teaches even asses to dance.
When the music changes, so does the dance.
Dancing’s not work. You can’t call it work. A day I don’t dance is a day I don’t live.
Serpent of the Nile
If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.
George Bernard Shaw
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
Let us read and let us dance – two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.