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Dance And Dancing Quotes

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.

Author: Martha Graham (1894-1991)

Profession: American Dancer, Teacher, and Choreographer

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.

Author: Dick Gregory

Profession: American Comedian

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.

Author: Andrew Holleran

Profession:

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.

Author: Christopher Morley (1890-1957)

Profession: American Novelist, Journalist, Poet

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, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his ''divine service.''

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

When we were at school we were taught to sing the songs of the Europeans. How many of us were taught the songs of the Wanyamwezi or of the Wahehe? Many of us have learnt to dance the rumba, or the cha cha, to rock and roll and to twist and even to dance the waltz and foxtrot. But how many of us can dance, or have even heard of the gombe sugu, the mangala, nyang umumi, kiduo, or lele mama?

Author: Julius Kambarge Nyerere (1922)

Profession: Tanzanian Statesman, President

Dancing with abandon, turning a tango into a fertility rite.

Author: Marshall Pugh

Profession:

A perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

On with dance, let joy be unconfined, is my motto; whether there's any dance to dance or any joy to unconfined.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.

Author: Faith Whittlesey

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