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Dance And Dancing Quotes

I just put my feet in the air and move them around.

Author: Fred Astaire (1899-1987)

Profession: American Dancer, Singer, Actor

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.

Author: Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Profession: British Novelist

I am not the first straight dancer or the last.

Author: Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948)

Profession: Soviet Dancer, Actor

To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware.

Author: David Byrne


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.

Author: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

Profession: British Writer, Mathematician

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.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

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.

Author: Eldridge Cleaver (1935)

Profession: American Black Leader, Writer

How inimitably graceful children are in general before they learn to dance!

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher

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.

Author: Isadora Duncan (1878-1927)

Profession: American Dancer

The only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman and Nietzsche.

Author: Isadora Duncan (1878-1927)

Profession: American Dancer

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.

Author: Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)

Profession: British Psychologist

Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.

Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Author: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Profession: Lebanese Poet, Novelist

Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.

Author: Martha Graham (1894-1991)

Profession: American Dancer, Teacher, and Choreographer

Nothing is more revealing than movement.

Author: Martha Graham (1894-1991)

Profession: American Dancer, Teacher, and Choreographer