Dance Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

Ballet's image of perfection is fashioned amid a milieu of wracked bodies, fevered imaginations, Balkan intrigue and sulfurous hatreds where anything is likely, and dancers know it.

Shana Alexander

Until quite recently dance in America was the ragged Cinderella of the arts . . .
 

Shana Alexander

When the prima ballerina found ground glass in her toe slipper . . . every other dancer in the company was equally suspect.

Shana Alexander

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.

Muhammad Ali

Come with me to the Winged Isle - Northern father's Western child Where the Dance of Ages is playing still through far marches of Acres Wild.

Ian Anderson

I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity. . . . I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there.
 

Fred Astaire

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

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.

Lord Byron

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

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.

Havelock Ellis

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

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

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

Friedrich Nietzsche