The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
When I have bad days, I just eat lots of chocolate ice cream and dance to the ‘Lion King’ soundtrack. It’s really odd, but it’s true.
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon.
Dance is like wine; it matures with every performance.
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
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 St. James
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. – Mary Schmich (often incorrectly attributed to Kurt Vonnegut)
Dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt.
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.
– William W. Purkey
I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself. – Mikhail Baryshnikov
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. – Martha Graham
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
You do an electic celebration of a dance! First you do Fosse, Fosse Fosse! You do Martha Graham, Martha Graham, Martha Graham! Or Twyla, Twyla, Twyla! Or Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd! Or Madonna, Madonna, Madonna! But you keep it all inside. – Robin Williams, “The Birdcage”
Who’re you going with, then?” said Ron.“Angelina,” said Fred promptly, without a trace of embarrassment.“What?” said Ron, taken aback. “You’ve already asked her?”“Good point,” said Fred. He turned his head and called across the common room, “Oi! Angelina!”Angelina, who had been chatting with Alicia Spinnet near the fire, looked over at him.“What?” She called back.“Want to come to the ball with me?”Angelina gave Fred a sort of appraising look.“All right, then,” she said, and she turned back to Alicia and carried on chatting with a bit of a grin on her face.“There you go,” said Fred to Harry and Ron, “piece of cake.
Sleep my little baby-oh
Sleep until you waken
When you wake you’ll see the world
If I’m not mistaken…
Kiss a lover
Dance a measure,
Find your name
And buried treasure…
Face your life
Leave no path untaken.
Dance is like life, it exists as you’re flitting through it, and when it’s over, it’s done.