Quotes and Sayings about Dance



"I can't wait to be back on the dance floor. I feel really good about it."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Dance)

"My first vocation was dance."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Dance, First, Vocation)

"I went to dance classes from 9 in the morning until 1, then to school from 3 to 10 at night, always under the threat that if I failed a single course I could forget about dancing."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Dance, Dancing, Forget, Night, School)

"I have thought about the next steps, and you know, they still don't know that I can dance. They don't know it, and it's frustrating me because I feel that it's an edge that I have, and I'm not talking about I took this hip hop class, I'm talking about this is how people actually know me."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Thought, People, Dance, Class, Talking)

"It's funny because a lot of people that know me as a dancer, don't know that I'm a singer, and a lot of people that know I can sing don't know I can dance. And so, I feel like at some point I have to show them both and really be able to display it and showcase it, and put that out there."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Funny, People, Dance)

"Every individual acts and suffers in accordance with his peculiar teleology, which has all the inevitability of fate, so long as he does not understand it."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Fate)

"There is nothing worse that a thirteen-year-old boy. You're embarrassed by your parents, and you're trying to find your independance because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Mom, Deep, Nothing, Parents, Trying)

"Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Music, Pleasure)

"Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: People, Dance)

"I always want to have more dancers in my company."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Company, Want)

"If you live in the elite world of dance, you find yourself in a world rife with racism. Let's face it."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Dance, Racism, World)

"I actually wanted to be an exotic dancer, but that didn't work out so I thought I'd take on acting."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Work, Thought, Acting)

"Until quite recently dance in America was the ragged Cinderella of the arts."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Dance, America)

"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
(Related: Dance, Fight, Road)

"I have been committed to carrying out my duties... in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct."
- Samuel Alito
(Related: Ethics, Rules, Spirit)

"I use something that is a real staple in the directing world. It's called a dance floor. You lay it down so that it's so smooth you can roll around, and you can put furniture on top of it. It's seamless and you don't see it."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Dance, World)

"A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself."
- James Allen
(Related: Truth, People, Guidance, Man)

"She danced a jig, she sung a song that took my heart away."
- William Allingham
(Related: Heart, Song)

"I mean whatever I do it's important that I put my stamp on it and keep it in my world, whether I'm doing a dance track or something like the Russian album for example."
- Marc Almond
(Related: Dance, Example, World)

"In the beginning, I didn't dance that much and stuff."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Dance, Beginning)

"From my debut until now, I've always wanted to sing and dance."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Dance, Now)

"Free is really, you know, the gift of Silicon Valley to the world. It's an economic force, it's a technical force. It's a deflationary force, if not handled right. It is abundance, as opposed to scarcity."
- Chris Anderson
(Related: Abundance, Force, Right, World)

"I just sort of wish people would dance differently. It reminds me of teenage sex."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Sex, People, Dance, Teenage)

"The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Life, Dance, Now)

"My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Life, Dance, Song)

"I'll dance to anything: Bob Marley or rap."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Dance, Rap)

"We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Life, Abundance)

"I've always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film. There's hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip-hop film. So I was trying to do that."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Art, Music, Dance, Film, Trying)

"I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around."
- Fred Astaire
(Related: Dance, Dancing, Desire, Feet)

"This search for what you want is like tracking something that doesn't want to be tracked. It takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable."
- Fred Astaire
(Related: Time, Dance, Right, Want)

"I think people enjoy reading about money, but the people who are in charge of giving me guidance tell me not to talk about it in interviews. Why not? That's what everybody thinks about."
- Sean Astin
(Related: Money, People, Giving, Guidance, Reading, Talk)

"In Chicago, I walked in knowing what the dancers were going to need."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Chicago)

"Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men."
- Douglas Bader
(Related: Men, Fools, Guidance, Obedience, Rules)

"I started taking ballet lessons when I was three and a half and I still take dance classes."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Dance, Ballet)

"Actually I dance really well on the floor."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Dance)

"I'm from the Midwest, and I loved my family. I had a very good time as a child, but I was also - I have a theory about Jews growing up in the Midwest, that there is an ultimately sort of wonderful avoidance of a lot of things, and a great acceptance of whatever is happening."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Time, Family, Acceptance, Growing up, Theory)

"In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms."
- George Balanchine
(Related: Dance, Ballet)

"One is born to be a great dancer."
- George Balanchine
"God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do."
- George Balanchine
(Related: God)

"One of the few things in dance to match the Royal Ballet's curtain calls is the Royal Ballet's dancing."
- Clive Barnes
(Related: Dance, Ballet, Dancing)

"Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Dance)

"I am not the first straight dancer or the last."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: First)

"I kind of lost interest in the classical dance. I was very much interested in the modern choreography."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Dance, Interest)

"No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Business)

"It's weird when you see pieces of choreography that were done for you 15 or 20 years ago and now they are being done by another dance company."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Dance, Being, Company, Now, Years)

"I have been very lucky to work in so many new ballets, but that is what a dancer's work is."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Work)

"Dancers are stripped enough onstage. You don't have to know more about them than they've given you already."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
"Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger."
- Saint Basil
(Related: Abundance, Hunger, Man, Rain)

"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."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Poetry, Music, Dance, Being, Dancing, Merit)

"I can relax in L.A. I think I'm the only person in that town who doesn't want to act. I was an OK singer. I was an OK dancer. But acting? Never could do it."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Act, Acting, Relax, Want)

"Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Music, Dance, Leaders)

"There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Dance, Being, Environment)

"The number of opera houses around the world and the high attendance rates show that opera an art form that is more popular than ever."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Art, Houses, Opera, Popular, World)

"There are those who dance to the rhythm that is played to them, those who only dance to their own rhythm, and those who don't dance at all."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Dance)

"Victor Young had been hired to write the score for the dances of The Ten Commandments but he became very ill. You were then hired to write the score. But at the same time you'd written The Man with the Golden Arm score."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Time, Man)

"We were at our best when we were playing in the dance halls of Liverpool and Hamburg. The world never saw that."
- Pete Best
(Related: Dance, World)

"Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Art, Limitations, Thinking)

"I won a scholarship with the Brixton School of Building. I screwed around, not putting in a proper attendance."
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Building, School)

"If a ballet dancer falls over, it's knowing how to get out looking clumsy that counts."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Ballet)

"When you become active in the system and communicate to your representatives, and they don't vote in accordance with your values, your responsibility is to support candidates who will."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Values, Responsibility, Support, Vote, Will)

"We had something to say. Whenever we played, people didn't dance, they listened."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: People, Dance)

"What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children."
- William Blake
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Wife, Dance, Experience, Children, Man, Song)

"I was the lead in two musicals, and I took dance classes."
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: Dance)

"My mother was a modern woman with a limited interest in religion. When the sun set and the fast of the Day of Atonement ended, she shot from the synagogue like a rocket to dance the Charleston."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Religion, Mother, Dance, Day, Interest, Sun, Woman)

"The Corporation for Public Broadcasting distributes an annual appropriation that we provide in accordance with a statutory formula, the vast majority of which goes directly to public radio and television stations."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Formula, Majority, Public, Television)

"This resolution simply says Israel has the right to defend itself. This includes conducting operations both inside its borders and in the territory of nations that threaten it, which is in accordance with international law."
- John Boehner
(Related: Israel, Law, Nations, Resolution, Right)

"In general my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced in television."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Children, Television)

"We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops."
- Simon Le Bon
(Related: Dance, Want)

"Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky."
- Arna Bontemps
(Related: Dreams, Dance, Fathers, Jungle, Rain, Sky)

"I'm very conscious that I want the dance audience to respond and respect what I'm doing, so I'm always very true to the music and I honour the music in the way I see it - I don't mess around with the music."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Music, Dance, Respect, Want)

"It's one of my strongest dance pieces - having just done Play Without Words which was veering away from a lot of dance - I thought it would be nice to go back to something with almost the most dance I'd done."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Thought, Dance, Play, Words)

"People know that they're going to see something which is entertaining but challenging as well because of the form it's in. It's dance theatre and it requires you to use your imagination - it's not straight forward."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Imagination, People, Dance, Theatre)

"I became an ardent, but never a specially good, dancer."
- Georg Brandes
"Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Related: Peace, Heart, Abundance, Awareness, Contentment, Grace, Mind, Open, Waiting, Will)

"My mother had been a country and western singer but when she moved out to Hollywood found it very difficult to get work so when I was born they put me into dance classes and singing classes as soon as I could walk actually."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Work, Mother, Dance, Country, Hollywood, Singing)

"While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades... the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: America, Churches)

"In my dreams I am not crippled. In my dreams, I dance."
- Louise Brooks
(Related: Dreams, Dance)

"For me, prose walks, poetry dances."
- James Broughton
(Related: Poetry, Prose)

"Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater."
- James Broughton
(Related: Movies, Dance, Drama, Theater)

"I think I can beat Usher on the dance floor."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Dance)

"I love attention. If I see a gang of girls? That makes me dance even more!"
- Chris Brown
(Related: Love, Dance, Attention, Girls)

"Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative, if there were more leisure, more opportunity to engage in raising a family, providing guidance to the young, all the stuff we say we need. America will work if we're all in it together. It'll work when there's a shared sense of destiny. It can be done!"
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Technology, Work, Family, Opportunity, America, Destiny, Guidance, Leisure, Sense, Will)

"Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Dance, Opportunity)

"No matter how close to yours another's steps have grown, in the end there is one dance you'll do alone."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Dance, End)

"I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire. He was in the sauna in a house that burned down, so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Idea, Friend, Fire, Song)

"Dance every performance as if it were your last."
- Erik Bruhn
(Related: Dance, Performance)

"To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance."
- Buddha
(Related: Life, Abundance, Nothing)

"Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue."
- Buddha
(Related: Wisdom, Life, Virtue, Deeds, Earth, Guidance, Light, Mind, Needs)

"A good dancer is an educated one, so don't abandon school."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: School)

"Young dancers are training at a very vulnerable time in their lives, through adolescence, and while they are trying to work out who they are as people, never mind as a dancer. So train the whole person, not just the dancer."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Time, Work, People, Adolescence, Mind, Training, Trying)

"I think it's useful to experience other types of dance and other cultures, and the life of a classical dancer these days is certainly not all tutus! So experience of other dance forms is a good idea."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Experience, Life, Dance, Idea)

"I always recommend a sensible diet, including lots of carbohydrates and avoiding too much fat. Dancers don't need different fuel from other people - they just need more of it because they use more energy."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Diet, People, Energy)

"As you get older, the physical abilities decrease, which is particularly frustrating because your brain gets so good! So as you are becoming less technically or physically able, younger dancers are emerging who need the space to perform."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Space)

"But you do have to start young as a dancer if you're going to achieve the physical skills necessary."
- Deborah Bull
"Because muscle is heavier than fat, dancers weigh more than you might think, but they are usually very lean."
- Deborah Bull
"I do take class because I still dance, and yes, I do slip into class with the Royal Ballet from time to time."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Time, Dance, Ballet, Class)

"I'm not a singer, and I'm not a brilliant dancer."
- Jeremy Bulloch
"For me, it's like biking around the neighborhood, the walks and stuff, because I have never enjoyed the gym. Or I'll do, since I used to dance a lot, all the old dance exercises."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Dance, Biking, Old)

"You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Guidance, May, Needs, President)

"On the other hand, I was very much interested in the way people behaved, the human dance, how they seemed to move around each other. I wanted to play around with that."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: People, Dance, Play)

"Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Abundance)

"You know, the period of World War I and the Roaring Twenties were really just about the same as today. You worked, and you made a living if you could, and you tired to make the best of things. For an actor or a dancer, it was no different then than today. It was a struggle."
- James Cagney
(Related: War, Actor, Living, Struggle, Today, World, World war)

"All of the sudden the audiences started getting younger and the spread of the attendance was really wide. I think it's as a result of the records selling more that they started following our careers."
- John Cale
(Related: Selling, Audiences, Careers, Result)

"Bubbles was a very good dancer. Tremendous dancer. He was one of our leading dancers of the country at that time. And, of course, he didn't have much of a voice."
- Cab Calloway
(Related: Time, Country, Leading, Voice)

"There are very few dance companies in the world and you have to be phenomenal. You have to not be injured. You have to have a really strong mind to deal with the dance world. People who can do it are amazing to me. You cannot have a life outside of dance."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Life, People, Dance, Mind, World)

"You're being cast for your acting ability. It's not based on the way your body functions. If you're playing a lead in a movie, it's for that character and they'll tailor it to you. In a dance company, you have to fit in a definite mold."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Dance, Character, Ability, Acting, Being, Body, Company)

"Dance is very, very old. With Louis XIV at Versailles is where ballet started."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Dance, Ballet, Old)

"Dance is certainly a sport, and they are phenomenal athletes, and they're also artists."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Dance, Artists, Athletes)

"There came into the world an unlimited abundance of everything people need. But people need everything except unlimited abundance."
- Karel Capek
(Related: People, Abundance, World)

"What we need to do is really improve energy efficiency standards, develop in full scale renewable and alternative energy and use the one resource we have in abundance, our creativity."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Creativity, Abundance, Efficiency, Energy)

"But now - look, I have to take care of myself. I work out every day. I'm a dancer. I've always been an athlete, and I'm one of those people who start to go crazy if they don't run or do something."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Work, People, Care, Day, Now)

"Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Life, Music, Dance, Day, March, Will, World)

"The ballet embodies the notes of music. And sometimes you almost feel like you can see the notes dance up there on the stage."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Music, Dance, Ballet)

"There were many good actresses in my time like Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds, but I was the only dancer."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Time)

"Fred Astaire was a more formal, trained dancer who loved waltzing and only danced with the girls."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Girls)

"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."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Dance, Strength, Will)

"What a joy it is to dance and sing!"
- Angela Carter
(Related: Dance, Joy)

"I see Christ as the incarnation of the piper who is calling us. He dances that shape and pattern which is at the heart of our reality."
- Sydney Carter
(Related: Heart, Christ, Reality)

"Upon arriving, meeting their teachers and signing up for classes, these students began to realize that their attendance at Delaware State University was not a goal achieved, but rather a dream being sewn - a first step, if you will."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Dream, Goal, Being, First, Meeting, State, Students, Teachers, University, Will)

"The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Heart)

"Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears all the rappers, they're doing my dances and they're making billions doing my dances. When they do that little thing they do with their hands that's The Fly and The Pony."
- Chubby Checker
"The generous abundance of her passion, without guile or trickery, was like a white flame which penetrated and found response in depths of his own sensuous nature that had never yet been reached."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Nature, Abundance, Passion)

"No sane man will dance."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Dance, Man, Will)

"The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Age, Abundance, Harvest, Old)

"We're going through a kind of ancient, barbaric war dance now - it's almost an ultimate in absurdity."
- Clark M. Clifford
(Related: War, Dance, Absurdity, Now)

"If a belief is not realized immediately in open deeds, it is stored up for the guidance of the future."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Belief, Deeds, Future, Guidance, Open)

"I never thought of myself in comedy at all... I loved going to the theatre and seeing people wearing beautiful clothes come down the staircase and start to dance."
- Imogene Coca
(Related: Thought, People, Dance, Clothes, Comedy, Theatre)

"Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Happiness, Life, Dance)

"For the amount of talent I had - and I couldn't dance, act, or tell a joke - I enjoyed a tremendous career."
- Perry Como
(Related: Talent, Dance, Act, Career)

"Never give a sword to a man who can't dance."
- Confucius
(Related: Dance, Man)

"There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Wisdom, Beginning, Lovers, Pain, Rest)

"On Saturday afternoons, there was a film, of course, and then we did about four shows between the films. And I would do a tap dance, a little military tap."
- Barbara Cook
(Related: Dance, Film, Military)

"A blocked path also offers guidance."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Guidance)

"I don't feel the need to direct. I tried to get other people to direct Dances, but they wouldn't do it. They all thought it was too long. One director wanted to cut the Civil War sequence. Another thought the white woman was very cliched."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: War, Thought, People, Woman)

"I wanted to be Gene Kelly. Well really, I just wanted to dance with Cyd Charisse."
- Robin Cousins
(Related: Dance)

"Ice dance should not be seen as a rigid conformist form of figure skating. There is a great deal of freedom and originality to be had."
- Robin Cousins
(Related: Dance, Freedom, Originality)

"My opinion is that music is music. As long as you approach doing a remix with truth, I don't see the dance remixes being any different than an hip-hop remix- it's really a different version of the song."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Music, Truth, Dance, Being, Opinion, Song)

"He doesn't make it so complicated but just really allows the lyric to come through even though there's a lot of production going on. I think that's the key and that's the magic, it's making sure that people could still connect with the lyrics while they're on the dance floor."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: People, Dance, Key, Magic, Production)

"I always thought that it was every performer's dream. That's the epitome of being an artist, being able to express song, dance and acting in a live theatre setting and really connecting with an audience on that level."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Thought, Dance, Dream, Acting, Artist, Being, Song, Theatre)

"I have two favorite songs. My first is called 'Dance of The Robe' and it's a very powerful number where she is feeling the pressure from her people to take on the responsibility of leading them."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: People, Favorite, Feeling, First, Leading, Pressure, Responsibility, Songs)

"I think differently, I think it's about reaching everybody on every different plane and every different level, and if I could remix the song and do a dance remix, that's great. If I could do a classical version, that'll be great too. It's all just about expression."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Dance, Expression, Song)

"And I have been able to give freedom and life which was acknowledged in the ecstasy of walking hand in hand across the most beautiful bridge of the world, the cables enclosing us and pulling us upward in such a dance as I have never walked and never can walk with another."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Life, Dance, Ecstasy, Freedom, Walking, World)

"Lee's great gifts are teaching and inspirational guidance, not administration and management."
- Cheryl Crawford
(Related: Inspirational, Management, Gifts, Guidance, Teaching)

"It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, 'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.' By then, pigs will be your style."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Ballet, Running, Saying, Style, Will, Years)

"People dance and we have a lot of music and... this might be the closet I get for a while."
- Cameron Crowe
(Related: Music, People, Dance)

"I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Faith, Doubt, Night)

"I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Dance, Stars)

"I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Dance, Stars)

"Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Time, Act, Americans, Rights, Guidance, Majority, Minority, Needs, Voting)

"My dance classes were open to anybody, my only stipulation was that they had to come to the class every day."
- Merce Cunningham
(Related: Dance, Class, Day, Open)

"If you're looking for a deep album or you're looking for me to talk about past situations, it's not even about that. It's just 14 hot records that are gonna make you dance."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Dance, Deep, Past, Talk)

"A handful of older, romantic leading men, like Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Robert Redford are still landing parts."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Men, Leading, Romantic)

"I phoned this number and said, Please, sir, I want to be an actor."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Actor, Want)

"I was a window dresser for Burton's once. What really put me off was the area manager coming round and saying, Charles, I think you're a natch at this."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Manager, Saying)

"If I talk about Charles Dance I am talking about something else, something I operate and wind up and have to make an impression with and use to transmit someone else's screenplay."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Dance, Impression, Talk, Talking, Wind)

"It's a question of keeping one's eyes and ears open and watching how other people play the game. They're watching me too, to see what my attitude is like."
- Charles Dance
(Related: People, Attitude, Eyes, Open, Play, Question)

"Most films are written and made with a hero around 35, or even 25."
- Charles Dance
"We had five goats, two dogs, a cat and racks of commentaries on Shakespeare."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Dogs, Shakespeare)

"When you get to a certain age, the work begins to thin out."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Work, Age)

"You have to attempt to be objective about yourself."
- Charles Dance
"You have to be selfish to be an actor."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Actor)

"Your senses are reeling all the time. Finally you find something to write and the very next day you go out and see something else which totally contradicts what you've written and every conclusion you've come to."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Time, Day, Senses)

"A car to pick me up every day, a chair with my name on it, everybody being very polite... what can you do except sit back and watch it all, try to take it all in?"
- Charles Dance
(Related: Car, Being, Day, Name)

"I'm playing one of the principal roles, which gives you more clout and more confidence."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Confidence)

"The little song and dance number at the end - that's me, my voice, howling out. It was a new experience for me. I've never sung before and I've certainly never sung on screen. I think I sung on stage when I was 13 and for some reason nobody's asked me to try it again since."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Experience, Dance, End, Reason, Song, Voice)

"I'm a singer who moves like a dancer."
- Bobby Darin
"Gay nightclubs offer better dance music."
- Jack Davenport
(Related: Music, Dance, Gay)

"They improve greatly, and sometimes I go and see the performances they do and I am consciously aware that there isn't enough work for the good dancers."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Work)

"Those 25 dancers we worked with for a day, in as highly productive a way as possible - a long class, a period of teaching bits of the repertory - in fact I didn't teach Bank, I've used parts of Oil and Water."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Class, Day, Fact, Oil, Teaching, Water)

"Well, it's not full time - my dancers are only paid for six months of the year in two three-month blocks; but yes, it is possible we could do it in another year."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Time, Months)

"The dance world is too small in lots of ways - it's too intense, it rattles around itself, and it needs exposing to other ideas."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Dance, Ideas, Needs, World)

"One of our problems is our sense of discipline - dancers have an extraordinary sense of self-discipline."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Discipline, Problems, Self, Sense)

"On the other hand in London you can get an audience that desires dance to go as far as it can go: they've seen the bricks of ideas built over a period so therefore there is an acceptance of what otherwise might seem out on a limb."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Dance, Ideas, Acceptance, London)

"Independent dance - and, fine, it's a very good thing that it remains independent - is a much tougher life: all dancers expect that, and accept that there will be periods of not being able to work, provided there are choice moments during the year when they really can work."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Work, Dance, Being, Choice, Moments, Will)

"If I only made dances about my own experience in dance, it would always be on my track, and I don't want that, I want to be on the track of where dance can take me."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Experience, Dance, Want)

"Selenite occurs in abundance in well formed clear crystals of several inches in length."
- George Mercer Dawson
(Related: Abundance)

"Remembering that man is indeed the microcosm, the universe in miniature, the Divine Dance of the future should be able to convey with its slightest gestures some significance of the universe."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Dance, Future, Man, Universe)

"It is not a question of who dances but of who or what does not dance."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Dance, Question)

"I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Soul, Dance, Being, Body, Communication, Deep, Words)

"The real message of the Dance opens up the vistas of life to all who have the urge to express beauty with no other instrument than their own bodies, with no apparatus and no dependence on anything other than space."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Beauty, Life, Dance, Dependence, Space)

"I'll go my way by myself, love is only a dance."
- Howard Dietz
(Related: Love, Dance)

"I keep all my clothes on in House on Haunted Hill, Mary Jane's Last Dance, and The Way of the Gun."
- Taye Diggs
(Related: Dance, Clothes)

"Like I went out to a predominantly black club last night and nobody said anything and I was wishing somebody would so that someone would dance with me."
- Taye Diggs
(Related: Dance, Night, Wishing)

"Thus, in accordance with the spirit of the Historical School, knowledge of the principles of the human world falls within that world itself, and the human sciences form an independent system."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Knowledge, Principles, School, Spirit, World)

"I don't believe in evil, I believe only in horror. In nature there is no evil, only an abundance of horror: the plagues and the blights and the ants and the maggots."
- Isak Dinesen
(Related: Nature, Abundance, Ants, Evil, Horror)

"No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Man)

"Thank God my parents had an abundance of patience."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: God, Abundance, Parents, Patience)

"I was taken to one place by a director, and he bought me a lap dance."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Dance)

"Dance must have a precision without fault."
- Arielle Dombasle
(Related: Dance, Fault)

"We all have a destiny in accordance with the breadth of our shoulders. My shoulders are broad."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Destiny)

"The basic parts, the start-up molecules, can be supplied in abundance and don't have to be made by some elaborate process. That immediately makes things simpler."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Abundance)

"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."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: American, Ballet, Body, Grace, School, Spirit, Walking)

"The dancer's body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Soul, Body)

"I had certain physical limitations that made me change the choreography for myself or made me more interested in choreography only rather than dancing. I have never been a person who wanted to just dance. I have always been interested in developing for other people."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Change, People, Dance, Dancing, Limitations)

"So many dancers paint. I used to paint. I started again recently. While I was dancing, I was very busy with my career. Start something else that makes use of your creative ability because if you don't you will die inside as a person."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Ability, Career, Dancing, Will)

"A creative person has to create. It doesn't really matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Gardens)

"My father was a promoter of Fresh Fest, and they needed an opening act. He got me a slot as a dancer. We tried it out the first time in Atlanta and the crowd went crazy. I was the opening clown."
- Jermaine Dupri
(Related: Time, Father, Act, First)

"I'd go dance at talent shows, and because I was young I had the upper hand on a lot of other crews. People thought it was cute. I used that to my advantage."
- Jermaine Dupri
(Related: Talent, Thought, People, Dance, Cute)

"The film is a romance with songs and dances, aimed at a family audience."
- Sanjay Dutt
(Related: Family, Romance, Film, Songs)

"You just can't take a crash course to be a tango dancer in a movie."
- Robert Duvall
"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Dance, Purpose)

"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Life, Love, Abundance)

"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Abundance)

"Disco is just pop music you can dance to."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Music, Dance)

"I'm a terrible dancer. The worst."
- Sheena Easton
"Lawyers should not be charged with the same crimes as their clients. Trials related to political charges are not in accordance with human rights."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Clients, Rights, Human rights, Lawyers, Trials)

"I was performing in this burlesque group, and we would go to dance rehearsals every day. You'd use every part of your body. Even though some of it is slow, it takes a lot of muscle to be able to dip down and come back up."
- Carmen Electra
(Related: Dance, Body, Day)

"I would love to do more music, definitely. That is my true passion. Dance is first and then music."
- Carmen Electra
(Related: Love, Music, Dance, First, Passion)

"So, it becomes an exercise in futility if you write something that does not express the film as the director wishes. It's still their ball game. It's their show. I think any successful composer learns how to dance around the director's impulses."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Dance, Successful, Exercise, Film, Impulses, Wishes)

"You remember that my great vision came to me when I was only nine years old, and you have seen that I was not much good for anything until after I had performed the horse dance near the mouth of the Tongue River during my eighteenth summer."
- Black Elk
(Related: Dance, Vision, Old, Summer, Tongue, Years)

"After the horse dance was over, it seemed that I was above the ground and did not touch it when I walked."
- Black Elk
(Related: Dance)

"I came out of the womb born to sing and dance. I have to follow my heart."
- Jennifer Ellison
(Related: Dance, Heart)

"I often work by avoidance."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Work)

"Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them."
- Epictetus
(Related: Will, Wishes)

"Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance."
- Epicurus
(Related: Abundance)

"Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Abundance, Man, Sin)

"The foundations of democratic transition should be laid in accordance with a sincere and committed strategy that is supported by various policy tools, and implemented wisely."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Policy, Strategy, Tools)

"I dance because it makes me want to explode."
- Bill Evans
(Related: Dance, Want)

"The publisher is a middleman, he calls the tune to which the whole rest of the trade dances; and he does so because he pays the piper."
- Geoffrey Faber
(Related: Rest, Trade)

"I'm thought of as a cool, unemotional dancer, but inside I'm not."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Thought)

"I liked to read but, being a dancer, I didn't have a lot of time to read."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Time, Being)

"I learned to love dance for its own sake."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Love, Dance)

"I had a wonderful childhood, coming from Cincinnati, and I think that it was great going into the life that I was going to have, where you have to start young as a dancer."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Life, Childhood)

"The women all want to dance. I dance all night every night."
- Minnesota Fats
(Related: Women, Dance, Night, Want)

"I love to dance. But I don't like being up in front of tons of people. I didn't have the desire to be performing in front of a lot of people. So it wasn't something I ever seriously considered."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: Love, People, Dance, Being, Desire)

"By philosophy the mind of man comes to itself, and from henceforth rests on itself without foreign aid, and is completely master of itself, as the dancer of his feet, or the boxer of his hands."
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte
(Related: Feet, Man, Mind, Philosophy)

"Madonna is a pro. I don't like her and have no respect for her but- I don't think she should be called a musician or a dancer or whatever you know, but I do have, well I do have respect for her ability to completely manipulate the media and have them work for her."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: Work, Ability, Media, Respect)

"I would rather be having a burger and beers with my mates but I can't do that when I know I've got to dance."
- Michael Flatley
(Related: Dance)

"Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Music, Dance, Speech, Stars, Will)

"Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Time, Dance, Language, Pity, Stars)

"I've studied a lot of great people over the years - Pete Seeger, James Brown - and tried to incorporate elements that I've admired, though I can't say I dance like James."
- John Fogerty
(Related: People, Dance, Years)

"When I was in school, I was very involved with a lot of things. I was very very active. I couldn't say that I wasn't popular. I was a cheerleader when I was in junior high. I didn't make it in high school so I started a dance line."
- Faith Ford
(Related: Dance, Popular, School)

"I believe honesty comes across in music because for people that music isn't just something to dance to. For people for whom music is something that they feel, they understand what I'm talking about."
- Willa Ford
(Related: Music, People, Dance, Honesty, Talking)

"Get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink to the days that are gone in the shortest while."
- Simon Fowler
(Related: Dance, Smile)

"Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Angels, Defense, Evil, Guidance, Healing, Light, Names, Racism, Sexism, Shadow, Support)

"There is an abundance of misinformation, exaggeration, and blatant lies being spread by interest groups regarding the prospects for embryonic stem cell research."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Abundance, Being, Exaggeration, Interest, Lies, Research)

"The pleasant surprise for me is that when I look into Tony's eyes, he's still 100% present, sharing everything that's going on. Acting with him is like a beautiful dance."
- Genie Francis
(Related: Dance, Acting, Eyes, Present, Sharing)

"When the circumstances are right, everything becomes a dance."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Dance, Circumstances, Right)

"We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Dance)

"We're the only dance in town. We don't compete with any professional teams for the entertainment dollar."
- Hayden Fry
(Related: Dance, Entertainment)

"Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some."
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Life, Work, Dance, Day, Play, Wonder)

"I always considered myself a dancer before anything else."
- Annette Funicello
"I refuse to dance. And I can't dance anyway. I'm not in a band for that."
- Liam Gallagher
(Related: Dance)

"I was a ballet dancer and that kind of bled into musical theater. I was constantly in rehearsal for one thing or another."
- Jennifer Garner
(Related: Ballet, Theater)

"Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness."
- Shakti Gawain
(Related: Time, Power, Energy, Guidance, Loss, Sense, Spiritual)

"I also tried to avoid doing obvious dance records."
- Boy George
(Related: Dance, Obvious)

"I love music and I love to dance."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Love, Music, Dance)

"You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Abundance, Joy)

"But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, Dance, Sea)

"The human young must learn to perceive these affordances, in some degree at least, but the young of some animals do not have time to learn the ones that are crucial for survival."
- James J. Gibson
(Related: Time, Survival, Animals)

"They're not particular about whether you're playing a flatted fifth or a ruptured 129th as long as they can dance to it."
- Dizzy Gillespie
(Related: Dance)

"To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education."
- William Glasser
(Related: Education, Certainty, Challenge, Responsibility)

"I don't go to these places where there are belly dancers and this and that."
- Jeff Goldblum
"If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Dance, Revolution, Want)

"I'm a song and dance girl. I can act enough to get by. But that's the limit of my talents."
- Betty Grable
(Related: Dance, Act, Song)

"I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Nature, Actions, Behavior, Being, Body, Want)

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Soul, Dance, Body, Language)

"Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Dance, Heart)

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Passion)

"We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God."
- Martha Graham
(Related: God, Dance, Dancing, Living, Practice, Principles)

"Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Dance, Magic, Weight)

"The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, the body."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Art, Dance, Body)

"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."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Love, War, Dance)

"The life of a dancer is tragically short. What is remarkable about the New York City Ballet is that it makes us forget that. Because it keeps the ballet alive."
- John Guare
(Related: Life, Ballet, Forget, Remarkable)

"You get people talking about being worried about their art, and dances... their culture being wiped out or taken over, and yet these same people are taking advantage of their people to use them as cheap labour."
- Arlo Guthrie
(Related: Art, People, Being, Culture, Talking)

"But I think there's a genuine joy, too, a sense that no matter what, even if my stomach's growling, I'm going to dance. That's what I want to leave people with at the end of the play. After all this, people still know how to live."
- Jessica Hagedorn
(Related: People, Dance, End, Joy, Play, Sense, Want)

"Abundance and vigor of automatic movements are desirable, and even a considerable degree of restlessness is a good sign in young children."
- G. Stanley Hall
(Related: Abundance, Children)

"My favorite dancer is Sylvie Guillem."
- Jerry Hall
(Related: Favorite)

"I have never sung a whole song on my own before and I am not the best dancer in the world, but I would rather try and fall than not not try at all."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Song, World)

"I don't set goals. Like, that's what I want to be doing however many years from now. I do what I love to do at the moment. If I wake up tomorrow and decide I want to dance, that's what I'd do. Or design clothes."
- Ayumi Hamasaki
(Related: Design, Love, Dance, Goals, Clothes, Now, Tomorrow, Want, Years)

"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Evil, Resolution)

"The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Evil, Resolution)

"A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Mother, Enthusiasm, Actions, Children, May, Support, World)

"The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word."
- Mata Hari
(Related: Dance, Word)

"I've got no plans to be a ballet dancer at the moment."
- Neil Patrick Harris
(Related: Ballet)

"My wife is the dancer, but I certainly know how to sing."
- David Hasselhoff
(Related: Wife)

"I noted that people are happy here in India. When I went back home, people had everything in the materialistic sense and were surrounded with abundance, but they were not happy."
- Goldie Hawn
(Related: Home, People, Abundance, Sense)

"The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall."
- Denis Healey
(Related: Difference, Tax, Prison)

"At home in Ireland, there's a habit of avoidance, an ironical attitude towards the authority figure."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Home, Attitude, Habit, Authority, Ireland)

"I would imagine that if you could understand Morse code, a tap dancer would drive you crazy."
- Mitch Hedberg
"I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Guitar, Hate)

"I was asked to act when I couldn't act. I was asked to sing 'Funny Face' when I couldn't sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn't dance - and do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Dance, Act)

"I do eventually want to get back into performing, but right now it's more fun for me to dance for myself."
- Dule Hill
(Related: Dance, Fun, Now, Right, Want)

"I don't remember not dancing. When I realized I was alive and these were my parents, and I could walk and talk, I could dance."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Dance, Dancing, Parents, Talk)

"When I got a lap dance, because I was 17, they had to put a massive pillow between me and the girl when she was grinding me. It was weird, yet pleasurable."
- Emile Hirsch
(Related: Dance)

"I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Today, Will)

"All Church power is, therefore, properly ministerial and administrative. Everything is to be done in the name of Christ, and in accordance with his directions."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Power, Church, Christ, Name)

"My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Experience, Life, Nature, Light, Open, Painting)

"Well, number one I like dancing. Number two I knew it would be challenging because I had never done this type of dance before. I always wanted to and I happened to have the courage to go out there and give it my best shot."
- Evander Holyfield
(Related: Dance, Courage, Dancing)

"I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom."
- Bob Hope
(Related: Dance, Brothers, Waiting)

"Life in abundance comes only through great love."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Life, Love, Abundance)

"When I go to a concert, I can't believe that people pay lots of money to see a band that they obviously like and then they dance the whole time."
- John Hughes
(Related: Money, Time, People, Dance)

"The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing."
- Doris Humphrey
(Related: Art, Dancing, Words)

"We literally had all 10 teams alive for a playoff position in the final week of the season. That outstanding balance and those close races created a major surge in attendance in the last month of the season."
- Lamar Hunt
(Related: Balance)

"Although farming of any sort was almost as impossible in the plains as in the dry regions of winter rains farther west, the abundance of buffaloes made life much easier in many respects."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Life, Abundance, Winter)

"People know they are lacking something, they are constantly wanting some kind of spiritual guidance."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: People, Guidance, Spiritual)

"Surely there is a time to submit to guidance and a time to take one's own way at all hazards."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Time, Guidance)

"The Lord doesn't like us to be dead. Be alive. Sometimes I dance to the glory of the Lord, because He said so."
- Mahalia Jackson
(Related: Dance, Glory)

"You've got your Justins who have all the back flipping dancers and stuff, and then you've got Lemar, and he totally moves you without having to do all of that, and he's gorgeous."
- Jamelia
"In the UK and the US especially you've got a lot of throwaway artists who have their 40 million dancers and they do their show. There's many artists who would not do a live show because they know they can't."
- Jamelia
(Related: Artists)

"They said that Etta James is still vulgar. I said, Oh, how dare them say I'm still vulgar. I'm vulgar because I dance in the chair. What would they want me to do? Want me to just be still or something like that? I've got to do something."
- Etta James
(Related: Dance, Want)

"I like to shop, but I don't like to go out to dances."
- Etta James
"Dance is bigger than the physical body. When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that; you're dancing spirit."
- Judith Jamison
(Related: Dance, Body, Dancing, End, Spirit)

"People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them."
- Judith Jamison
(Related: Beauty, People, Dance)

"I like to dance and sing when there's no one around, but, if I'm out, I'm really shy about it. So it takes a lot to get me going, but I enjoy being around music."
- Derek Jeter
(Related: Music, Dance, Being)

"I don't want to see people decorating a house or digging a garden. As for guys like Jonathan Ross, he got an award there last Christmas. What for? He doesn't sing, dance or tell jokes, does he?"
- Ian St. John
(Related: People, Dance, Christmas, Garden, Jokes, Want)

"That's a traditional Samoan dance. I was lucky that I was able to fly my cousins, who are professional dancers, up from Hawaii and they were able to be in the movie with me. We had a great time."
- Dwayne Johnson
(Related: Time, Dance)

"The great thing about being the son of Maya Angelou is that I had the good fortune to grow up around some of the greatest black artists, dancers, singers, musicians, and actors of our time."
- Guy Johnson
(Related: Time, Son, Actors, Artists, Being, Fortune, Musicians)

"I wanted to make the kind of records that I heard in the discos that I danced in at that time. Funky, electronic sounds, while the musicians in the band were more rock oriented. This I suppose created the sound we know as Frankie Goes To Hollywood."
- Holly Johnson
(Related: Time, Hollywood, Musicians, Sound)

"Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church, I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Music, People, Church, Class, Teaching)

"Give people enough guidance to make the decisions you want them to make. Don't tell them what to do, but encourage them to do what is best."
- Jimmy Johnson
(Related: People, Decisions, Guidance, Want)

"The dinosaur's eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better."
- Eric Johnston
"And my father was a comic. He could play any musical instrument. He loved to perform. He was a wonderfully comedic character. He had the ability to dance and sing and charm and analyze poetry."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Poetry, Father, Dance, Character, Ability, Charm, Play)

"When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Ballet, Girls)

"That's what I love about our music - it'll never be a hit because you can't dance to it."
- Adam Jones
(Related: Love, Music, Dance)

"When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: History, Dance, Acting, American, Army, Speech, Theater, Years)

"I was inspired by a lot of people when I was young. Every band that came through town, to the theater, or the dance hall. I was at every dance, every night club, listened to every band that came through, because in those days we didn't have MTV, we didn't have television."
- Quincy Jones
(Related: People, Dance, Night, Television, Theater)

"Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to. It has a rhythm all its own."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Dance)

"In the report made on behalf of the C.G.T. we affirmed that the Peace Treaty should, in accordance with the spirit of workers' organizations, lay the first foundations of the United States of Europe."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Peace, Europe, First, Spirit, states, United, Workers)

"Who is Mike Judge? Let me think. The only way I could possibly answer that question would be in a nonverbal fashion. I think I could do an interpretive dance that would answer that question for you."
- Mike Judge
(Related: Dance, Fashion, Question)

"I've had a lot of very positive feedback about those stories, and seem to have struck upon something that most people feel. I can also tap dance, and don't know many other authors who can."
- Paul Kane
(Related: People, Dance, Positive)

"Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Intelligence, Guidance)

"I want to make music that will make the blood surge in your veins, music that will get people up and dance."
- Alex Kapranos
(Related: Music, People, Dance, Blood, Want, Will)

"With the advent of spring and beginning of the new harvest season the creators of abundance, our peasants, come out to the fields to sow with good aspirations and hopes."
- Islom Karimov
(Related: Abundance, Aspirations, Beginning, Harvest, Spring)

"Almost every other Western in the last ten years has failed, since Dances with Wolves."
- Lawrence Kasdan
(Related: Years)

"Caring for children is a dance between setting appropriate limits as caretakers and avoiding unnecessary power struggles that result in unhappiness."
- Charlotte Davis Kasl
(Related: Power, Dance, Caring, Children, Limits, Result, Unhappiness)

"I've always found it not only easy, but enjoyable. It's necessary for us to reach out and I'm speaking for myself here. I certainly have a sense of responsibility to reach out to these people in the theatre who might look to someone like me for some guidance."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: People, Guidance, Responsibility, Sense, Theatre)

"I grew up with a lot of guys, some of them are dead, some of them are this and some of them that, and some of them very, very powerful, bright young men, who became this instead of that simply because of a lack of guidance - that's all."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Men, Guidance)

"When Ginger Rogers danced with Astaire, it was the only time in the movies when you looked at the man, not the woman."
- Gene Kelly
(Related: Movies, Time, Man, Woman)

"I'd studied dance in Chicago every summer end taught it all winter, and I was well-rounded. I wasn't worried about getting a job on Broadway. In fact, I got one the first week."
- Gene Kelly
(Related: Dance, Chicago, End, Fact, First, Job, Summer, Winter)

"My background is somewhat unusual, as I trained to be a ballet dancer. I worked in the theatre for eight or nine years as a contemporary dancer. But as an actor one does read Shakespeare and does try to learn the classics."
- William Kempe
(Related: Actor, Ballet, Shakespeare, Theatre, Years)

"I feel that the year ahead for me will be full of two of my favorite things: dance and acting."
- William Kempe
(Related: Dance, Acting, Favorite, Will)

"Franklin Roosevelt said the test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance to those who have much; it is whether we provide enough to those who have too little. This reconciliation package fails that test as well."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Progress, Abundance)

"Whenever you play dance music, it serves a function. It becomes a utility; you have to worry about the tempos and what you're going to play for people. But when you're playing for listening, you're free."
- Stan Kenton
(Related: Music, People, Dance, Listening, Play, Worry)

"I think it's a lot harder for the pros to have a long career in ice dance and in pairs. It seems the singles have a little bit of a longer career."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Dance, Career)

"The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Pursuit, Reward, Taxes)

"When people start dancing, they dance like they don't know they are doing it."
- Nusrat F. A. Khan
(Related: People, Dance, Dancing)

"I used to dance when I was younger - ballet and modern dance."
- Nastassja Kinski
(Related: Dance, Ballet)

"I danced with passion to spite the music."
- Gelsey Kirkland
(Related: Music, Passion)

"A lot of my joy this year has been to give away awards to young people, no matter of race, creed or color, because they were a terrific violinist or a terrific dancer."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: People, Awards, Joy, Race)

"I had art as a major, along with English, French and History. I had dance, modern dance. In English I was allowed to write my own poetry, which I eventually got published."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Art, History, Poetry, Dance, English)

"I am dumb when it comes to learning dance steps."
- Mia Kirshner
(Related: Dance, Dumb, Learning)

"In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today."
- Lincoln Kirstein
(Related: Dance, Anarchy, Authority, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Liberal, Necessity, Order, Today)

"I used to teach dance lessons."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: Dance)

"I danced for 15 years of my life. Which was my love and my passion."
- Heidi Klum
(Related: Love, Life, Passion, Years)

"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Life, Dance, Poems)

"It is sometimes easier to head an institute for the study of child guidance than it is to turn one brat into a decent human being."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
(Related: Being, Guidance, Study)

"With God's help and guidance, we shall soon see the end of this most unpleasant chapter in our history."
- John Agyekum Kufuor
(Related: History, God, End, Guidance, Help)

"Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other."
- Milan Kundera
"Clubs are so lame. Nobody even dances at these clubs. They stand around and get drunk and they schmooze. There is no enjoyment factor."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Enjoyment)

"The actual cheerleaders in our film are all Broadway dancers."
- Brooke Langton
(Related: Film)

"I had never picked up a basketball before. I went through a grueling audition process. It was almost as if I was learning to walk. It would be like teaching somebody to dance ballet for a role."
- Sanaa Lathan
(Related: Dance, Ballet, Basketball, Learning, Teaching)

"If diffraction or interference phenomena were to be sought it was therefore necessary, in accordance with the basic principles of wave theory, to select for the test arrangement far smaller decisive dimensions than those employed in corresponding tests with visible light."
- Max von Laue
(Related: Light, Principles, Tests, Theory)

"When you step back and watch people, you realize that we use every single body part. Movement, dance - I find it genius because it's ultimate expression, really."
- Jude Law
(Related: Genius, People, Dance, Body, Expression)

"They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon."
- Edward Lear
(Related: Light, Moon)

"We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops."
- Simon LeBon
(Related: Dance, Want)

"Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step - it is an old business procedure."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Business, Dance, Old, Opinion, Popular)

"Since the days of slavery, if you were a good singer or dancer, it was your job to perform for the master after dinner."
- Spike Lee
(Related: Job, Slavery)

"I have never had a lap dance in Tampa or any other part of Florida. If I ever did have a lap dance, I don't think I would be discussing television ideas with the girl that was giving it to me."
- Stan Lee
(Related: Dance, Ideas, Giving, Television)

"Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Nature, Work, Dance, Light, Weather)

"I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host."
- David Letterman
(Related: Dance, Act, Talk)

"In ten minutes, I'm thinking, 'OK, you know what? I love these guys. They're really smart, they're really good, they've got a good sense of comedy, under their guidance, I think maybe this could come out OK.' But I didn't like the part."
- Eugene Levy
(Related: Love, Comedy, Guidance, Sense, Thinking)

"Books minister to our knowledge, to our guidance, and to our delight, by their truth, their uprightness, and their art."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Art, Truth, Knowledge, Books, Delight, Guidance)

"I don't tap dance, and I don't think you can learn to tap dance in three weeks at my ripe old age."
- Huey Lewis
(Related: Age, Dance, Old)

"In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: God, Act, May, Party, Will, Wrong)

"I believe that the fight against crime starts in the home. Parents must take responsibility for their children and show them love and guidance from an early age so they learn to respect the rights of others."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Age, Love, Home, Children, Crime, Fight, Rights, Guidance, Parents, Respect, Responsibility)

"In Hungary all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Music, Dance, Song)

"I undertake that, in the exercise of my functions of that office I will have regard to any guidance with respect to ethical standards issued by the secretary of state under Section 66 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999."
- Kenneth Robert Livingstone
(Related: Act, Authority, Exercise, Guidance, London, Office, Respect, State, Will)

"From abundance springs satiety."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Abundance)

"Fair or not, it always sucks when everyone wanders back from Sundance talking about how bad the movies were."
- Donal Logue
(Related: Movies, Talking)

"Then I did The Tao of Steve and that was at Sundance in 2000 where it did really well."
- Donal Logue
"It didn't get into Sundance although I showed a rough cut which is a mistake to all filmmakers out there."
- Donal Logue
(Related: Mistake)

"I want to win an Oscar. I want to be known for more than, like, going out. For being the 'party girl'. I hate that. I bust my ass when I'm filming and when I have time off, yeah, I like to go out and dance."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Time, Dance, Being, Hate, Want)

"But from the time I was very little, it was something I would do all the time, just sing, dance and act. So it wasn't something that was fake or contrived as I got older."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Time, Dance, Act)

"I was always a singer and a dancer, and I always wanted to be an actress. For me, it's all just one thing."
- Jennifer Lopez
"I just knew that was what I wanted to do. I was going to perform as a singer; I was going to perform as a dancer, and I was, you know, going to do movies and be an actress. I was going to do it or die trying. That's what my life was."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Life, Movies, Trying)

"Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Life, Dance, Environment, Evolution)

"There's nothing I like more than being on a dance floor with a thousand people feeling love for humanity."
- Chris Lowe
(Related: Love, People, Dance, Being, Feeling, Humanity, Nothing)

"One can decide that the principal role of knowledge is as an indispensable element in the functioning of society, and act in accordance with that decision, only if one has already decided that society is a giant machine."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, Knowledge, Decision, Act, Machine)

"Indeed, in the present climate of mistrust of institutions, many people who yearn for a more meaningful and fulfilling life would regard the church as an unlikely place to go for guidance."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Life, People, Church, Climate, Guidance, Mistrust, Present)

"Those are the men who will dance at your wedding."
- Guy Madison
(Related: Men, Wedding, Dance, Will)

"I hope Britney doesn't get bummed out that Lindsey is a better singer. It is not Lindsey saying it, it's me. Lindsey would never say that. She's an actress first. It's just a bonus that she can dance and sing."
- Virginia Madsen
(Related: Dance, Hope, First, Saying)

"When you have too much month for you paycheck, then what you need to do is realize that there is abundance all around you and focus on the abundance and not your lack and as night follows day abundance will come to you."
- Sydney Madwed
(Related: Abundance, Day, Focus, Night, Will)

"Tough guys don't dance. You had better believe it."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Dance)

"We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us. The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of things is the action of free beings under divine guidance."
- Joseph de Maistre
(Related: Action, Being, Guidance)

"I feel that I have such an abundance in my life, and once you've seen how many people suffer and how little it takes for you to actually change their lives for the better, it's hard not to do something."
- Wendie Malick
(Related: Change, Life, People, Abundance)

"We went on stage with the Jefferson Airplane, Jim started singing with Grace Slick and hugging her. Then he danced off the stage, went back into the dressing room and passed out cold."
- Ray Manzarek
(Related: Grace, Singing)

"People who got on their feet and freaked about were called idiot dancers. and nobody wants to be called an idiot dancer. But the whole idea of rock and roll is to get people off their arses - that's what it's about."
- Steve Marriott
(Related: People, Idea, Feet)

"God does say He will graciously entertain our prayers. He says that if we exercise faith, and if our request is in accordance with His will, He will hear us."
- Walter Martin
(Related: God, Faith, Exercise, Will)

"Wives are people who feel they don't dance enough."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: People, Dance, Wives)

"For a London play, rehearsal time would be four weeks for the entire show. In films, I'd spend six weeks on the big dance numbers to get them perfect before the actual shooting."
- Jessie Matthews
(Related: Time, Dance, London, Numbers, Play)

"I collaborated on most of my dance numbers, literally 50/50, with the choreographers I worked with."
- Jessie Matthews
(Related: Dance, Numbers)

"There has been a most Providential Guidance which the want of prudence, vigilance, or judgement has not impeded, and it is here that we can most clearly see the designs of God."
- Catherine McAuley
(Related: God, Guidance, Prudence, Vigilance, Want)

"It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance."
- Amanda McBroom
(Related: Dance, Heart)

"I'm glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the Mediterranean Sea at midnight."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Midnight, Sea, Woman)

"Conscious of my own weakness, I can only seek fervently the guidance of the Ruler of the Universe, and, relying on His all-powerful aid, do my best to restore Union and peace to a suffering people, and to establish and guard their liberties and rights."
- George B. McClellan
(Related: Peace, People, Rights, Guidance, Suffering, Universe, Weakness)

"When I dance, I love the romance and sexiness of it, and love having it be clear to both dancers that the man leads! But the man has to know what he's doing!"
- Susannah McCorkle
(Related: Love, Romance, Dance)

"When you're in danger of losing a thing it becomes precious and when it's around us, it's in tedious abundance and we take it for granted as if we're going to live forever, which we're not."
- John McGahern
(Related: Abundance, Danger, Losing)

"I like to dance, but it's not my weekend activity. I'm not a clubber."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Dance, Weekend)

"Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Environmental, Abundance, Advertising, World)

"Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Love, Dance, Energy, Fossil fuel, Prayer, Song)

"The first approximation in this future that we're looking at is that everyone will be physically well off. They will have a great abundance in material goods, and I think that will soften some of the conflicts we see now."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Abundance, First, Future, Now, Will)

"My American gay audience have continued to dance and sing to the music I make in a way that straight Americans haven't. I am grateful to them for that."
- George Michael
(Related: Music, Dance, American, Americans, Gay)

"A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head."
- Agnes de Mille
(Related: Education)

"To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking."
- Agnes de Mille
(Related: Power, Dance, Earth, Glory)

"The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary."
- Agnes de Mille
(Related: Lies, Mind, Poor, Universe)

"The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie."
- Agnes de Mille
(Related: Music, Lie, People, Expression)

"Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times."
- Agnes de Mille
"No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Belief, Destiny, Guidance, Man, Surrender)

"I also loved musicals because I was a dancer."
- Donna Mills
"I went away when I was 9 to a ballet school. I thought I wanted to be a dancer, but eight years of ballet cured me of that."
- Juliet Mills
(Related: Thought, Ballet, School, Years)

"So I would dance and she would sing, and it was kind of a family thing. Performing was part of our world."
- Liza Minelli
(Related: Family, Dance, World)

"Mum, who had been a dancer with a small ballet company before she got married, was full of encouragement. She didn't say, 'This is really good, you should do this', She just encouraged us to do whatever we liked."
- Dannii Minogue
(Related: Ballet, Company, Encouragement)

"I do dance music, and I can be pretty camp myself from time to time."
- Kylie Minogue
(Related: Time, Music, Dance, Pretty)

"I very much like dance and dancers."
- Issey Miyake
(Related: Dance)

"I sent 200, 300 of the clothes that I had made, and the dancers chose what they liked."
- Issey Miyake
(Related: Clothes)

"I have worked with several dance companies."
- Issey Miyake
(Related: Dance)

"From the beginning I thought about working with the body in movement, the space between the body and clothes. I wanted the clothes to move when people moved. The clothes are also for people to dance or laugh."
- Issey Miyake
(Related: Thought, People, Dance, Beginning, Body, Clothes, Space)

"Well, we like to let down our hair and pep it up at the dances, but we keep it slower when we broadcast. We have to please everybody, and that softer music appeals to the larger amount of people. It's like eating too much cake. You have to have your steak too."
- Vaughn Monroe
(Related: Music, People, Eating, Hair)

"And we will accept the creation of the Iberian Federation of a socialist republic which will give each region the right to construct its life in accordance with its economic possibilities and political preponderance."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Life, Creation, Possibilities, Right, Will)

"Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man."
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Church, Blood, Man)

"Among the southern tribes, on the contrary, hats were sometimes worn in the dance, although this was not considered in strict accordance with the doctrine."
- James Mooney
(Related: Dance, Doctrine)

"At intervals between the songs, more especially after the trances have begun, the dancers unclasp hands and sit down to smoke or talk for a few minutes."
- James Mooney
(Related: Songs, Talk)

"The dance commonly begins about the middle of the afternoon or later, after sundown. When it begins in the afternoon, there is always an intermission of an hour or two for supper. The preliminary painting and dressing is usually the work of about two hours."
- James Mooney
(Related: Work, Dance, Painting)

"When all is ready, the leaders walk out to the dance place."
- James Mooney
(Related: Dance, Leaders)

"I think I can take responsibility for that in that I was the audience. I was the voice of sanity around whom all these crazies did their dance. And I reacted in the same way that a member of the audience would have reacted."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Dance, Responsibility, Sanity, Voice)

"Because it's dance music, you can't really have a lot of changing in there. It's really not for me because there's too much repetition. I like more diversity."
- Ikue Mori
(Related: Music, Dance, Diversity, Repetition)

"Disco is music for dancing, and people will always want to dance."
- Giorgio Moroder
(Related: Music, People, Dance, Dancing, Want, Will)

"I love the way in which I make up dances. It's a complicated way and the product is usually clear. Clear and simple. I don't need everybody to know that there are all of these fabulous things going on. If you CAN see it, that's wonderful."
- Mark Morris
(Related: Love)

"Now, the instrumentation in the jazz band and the jazz dance band has gone through many evolutions. For instance, in the 'twenties the tradition was two or three saxophones."
- Gerry Mulligan
(Related: Dance, Jazz, Now, Tradition)

"I actually build my dreams around the dancers I've got in my company."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Dreams, Company)

"I wanted to give people - which is fairly bizarre considering my whole life is contemporary dance really - I wanted to give people a really fulfilling sense that they had seen a white classical ballet - in a very pure form."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Life, People, Dance, Ballet, Bizarre, Sense)

"I look at the dancers and I get the inspiration for the work from them."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Work, Inspiration)

"Dance is so joyous."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Dance)

"And dance is wonderful because dance is so immediate."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Dance)

"And currently, there are four to five new works in the pipeline for upcoming celebrations such as the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Australian Federation, my 50th Birthday, and Sydney Dance Company's 25th Anniversary."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Birthday, Dance, Company)

"There's a line of dancers waiting to get into Sydney Dance Company."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Dance, Company, Waiting)

"All of us kids ended up 'doing Mom.' There are four of us who've tried show business. Five if you insist on counting my sister the nun, who does liturgical dance."
- Bill Murray
(Related: Business, Mom, Sister, Dance, Kids)

"We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look to for moral guidance."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: Friends, Guidance)

"I also dance to music that makes me feel sexy in front of a mirror."
- Alannah Myles
(Related: Music, Dance)

"Naturally enough when I was a young dancer, I was terribly anxious to get ahead, and to get ahead quickly. I was impatient with all those older people who talked of the long grind to the top, who turned me down for jobs I knew I could do."
- Anna Neagle
(Related: People, Jobs)

"Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is the expression of what we think."
- Holly Near
(Related: Food, Dance, Expression, Language, Songs)

"Well, I think they're all basically the same story. Every culture in the world has them. When you strip it down and analyze it, it's the young man or girl who goes through a trial or ordeal and hits a very low ebb but manages to get guidance from a Merlin type figure."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Culture, Guidance, Man, World)

"I've been on stage since I was 7. That's where I'd rather be than anywhere else. Just because you can do a bunch of things doesn't mean you are a bunch of things. I can act. I can sing. But I am a dancer."
- Bebe Neuwirth
(Related: Act)

"What we now call school training, the pursuit of fixed studies at stated hours under the constant guidance of a teacher, I could scarcely be said to have enjoyed."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Guidance, Now, Pursuit, School, Training)

"I copied my brother. He was a natural dancer. Graceful. People always asked did we study ballet. We never did."
- Harold Nicholas
(Related: Brother, People, Ballet, Study)

"We have the Fine Guidance Sensors, one of which we will exchange out of three. Another one we changed on the last servicing mission, and on the fourth servicing mission in 2003 or 2004, the third one will be exchanged."
- Claude Nicollier
(Related: Guidance, Mission, Will)

"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.""
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Art, Dance, Piety, Service, Spirit)

"And 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
(Related: Truth, Day)

"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."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Dance, Day, First, Flying)

"I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: God, Dance)

"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
(Related: Truth, Day)

"The artist writes, paints, sings or dances the burden of some idea or feeling off his mind."
- Max Nordau
(Related: Idea, Artist, Burden, Feeling, Mind)

"Joyce for all his devotion to his art, terrible in its austerity, was a lad born with a song on one side of him, a dance on the other; two gay guardian angels every human ought to have."
- Sean O'Casey
(Related: Art, Dance, Angels, Devotion, Gay, Song)

"I'm about to go to Sundance for my 3rd year, and Sundance has never felt like a real independent festival at all. On the other hand, it might to start feel that way."
- Bob Odenkirk
"I grew up in the theater and danced ballet atrociously."
- Maureen O'Hara
(Related: Ballet, Theater)

"Maybe we can use a metaphor for it, out of dance. I think for many years I was aware of the need, in dance and in life, to breathe deeply and to take in more air than we usually take in."
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Life, Dance, Metaphor, Years)

"From the beginning, I wanted to make dance music with a human element to it."
- Beth Orton
(Related: Music, Dance, Beginning)

"When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Abundance, Being, Focus)

"90% of every art form is garbage - dance and stand-up, painting and music. Focus on the 10% that's good, suck it up, and drive on."
- Patton Oswalt
(Related: Art, Music, Dance, Focus, Painting)

"In the due exercise of your official power, in strictest accordance with law and the Constitution, you can deprive the enemy of that which, above all else, has given, and still gives him, aid and comfort."
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: Power, Comfort, Constitution, Enemy, Exercise, Law)

"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching."
- Satchel Paige
(Related: Love, Work, Money, Dance, Hurt)

"Dancehall is just like hip-hop in that it doesn't always talk about bling; it talks about conscious issues."
- Sean Paul
(Related: Talk)

"The film's success so far involves winning a couple of prizes at Cannes and Sundance, and getting some very nice reviews in newspapers and magazines. That hasn't had a big impact on my life yet."
- Harvey Pekar
(Related: Life, Success, Winning, Film, Newspapers, Prizes)

"It takes a lot of guts to get up on top of a bar and dance."
- Piper Perabo
(Related: Dance)

"The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness."
- James Gates Percival
(Related: Music, Poetry, Dance, Living, Spirit, World)

"They didn't know anything about the candidates and things of that sort. So they needed guidance. And that league was very instrumental in directing the people in the direction to go."
- Charles Phillips
(Related: People, Direction, Guidance)

"All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else."
- Plato
(Related: Quality, Gifts, Man, Occupation, Quantity, Right, Will)

"I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Art, Architecture, Dance, Film, Painting, Photography, Writing)

"But I, Caesar, have not sought to amass wealth by the practice of my art, having been rather contented with a small fortune and reputation, than desirous of abundance accompanied by a want of reputation."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Art, Wealth, Abundance, Fortune, Practice, Reputation, Want)

"True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Art, Dance, Chance, Writing)

"Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Men, Dance)

"Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Dance)

"The mob is a sort of bear; while your ring is through its nose, it will even dance under your cudgel; but should the ring slip, and you lose your hold, the brute will turn and rend you."
- Jane Porter
(Related: Dance, Mob, Will)

"Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Music, Poetry, Dance)

"I had to dance topless for two years to make cash to pay my bills and save some money. But it was very enlightening, by the way. I'm talking about light from the gutter."
- Susan Powter
(Related: Money, Dance, Light, Talking, Years)

"On the 1st day of December, 1830, I was confirmed, and in accordance with the word of the Lord I was ordained an Elder under the hands of the Prophet."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: Day, December, Word)

"For hundreds of millions of Americans who believe in God, prayer is our bridge between Earth and Heaven, our way of opening our hearts to the Lord. Through this intimate relationship we find peace and guidance."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Peace, God, Americans, Earth, Guidance, Heaven, Prayer)

"Are the Democrats going to dance the mandate Macarena?"
- Dan Rather
(Related: Dance, Democrats)

"A critical factor in its success was that the X developers were willing to give the sources away for free in accordance with the hacker ethic, and able to distribute them over the Internet."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Success, Internet)

"Sundance was started as a mechanism for the discovery of new voices and new talent."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Talent, Discovery)

"There is nothing I can do about this stuff and I am pretty well ok with the fact that I think Sundance is not going to be stopped by it, because he Festival is itself now, and doesn't need me out there to talk about it like I did years ago."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Fact, Nothing, Now, Pretty, Talk, Years)

"As an actor and as a person you come together with being in familiar territory although that has not been my whole life. That's been a part of it. I think a lot of people associate me with the west because of Sundance."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Life, People, Actor, Being)

"Basically it starts with four months of training, just basic stretching, kicking and punching. Then you come to the choreography and getting ready to put the dance together."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Dance, Months, Training)

"I will always dance in the street."
- Martha Reeves
(Related: Dance, Will)

"Disco music in the '70s was just a call to go wild and party and dance with no thought or conscience or regard for tomorrow."
- Martha Reeves
(Related: Music, Thought, Dance, Conscience, Party, Tomorrow)

"So the president set out the policy guidance and said it had to take place in a multilateral fashion so that other countries in the region could be invested in the success of this process."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Success, Policy, Countries, Fashion, Guidance, President)

"I'm so critical of myself. I'm actually really, really proud of the film. It's really cool to see a movie at Sundance because everybody is so supportive."
- Giovanni Ribisi
(Related: Film)

"Actually, we got signed in November of 2000 with Dreamworks which is the most amazing label. We have friends on other labels and though we are not selling millions of records, yet, they treat us with tons of respect and give us some very good guidance."
- Adam Rich
(Related: Selling, Friends, Guidance, Respect)

"I was using tape loops for dancers and dance production. I had very funky primitive equipment, in fact technology wasn't very good no matter how much money you had."
- Terry Riley
(Related: Money, Technology, Dance, Fact, Production)

"I have stretched ropes from steeple to steeple; garlands from window to window; golden chains from star to star, and I dance."
- Arthur Rimbaud
(Related: Dance)

"We'll do a crazy video of a great song that people can actually dance to."
- Mark Roberts
(Related: People, Dance, Song)

"No, I don't think my presence will cause an increase in black attendance at Cleveland."
- Frank Robinson
(Related: Cause, Will)

"The American Dream, the idea of the happy ending, is an avoidance of responsibility and commitment."
- Jill Robinson
(Related: Dream, Idea, American, Commitment, Ending, Responsibility)

"Who's judging American Idol? Paula Abdul? Paula Abdul judging a singing contest is like Christopher Reeve judging a dance contest!"
- Chris Rock
(Related: Dance, American, Singing)

"Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can't talk and dance at the same time."
- Ginger Rogers
(Related: Men, Time, Dance, Conversation, Dancing, Joy, Talk, Trouble)

"I did pretty good for a guy who never finished high school and used to yodel at square dances."
- Roy Rogers
(Related: Pretty, School)

"I was out dancing with one actress or another. And that got press. Even when it didn't, the whole town knew I was a dancing fool, and since I couldn't very well dance with a man, they saw me dancing with a lady, and they assumed the rest."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Dance, Dancing, Fool, Lady, Man, Press, Rest)

"That is perceptive of you, because in this country men dancers have always been viewed with suspicion. If you were an actor, a star, and a dancer, you had to be, or have a name like someone "mainstream.""
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Men, Actor, Country, Name, Suspicion)

"I had to keep from laughing when a male relative of mine became concerned about how often I danced."
- Cesar Romero
"Due to a big bust in Cuba, my father's business suffered badly, so I was free to choose my own career. I became a professional dancer, and I went on the road and started making real money."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Business, Money, Father, Career, Road)

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Progress, Abundance)

"A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Politics, American, Saying, Vice)

"It is high time to compel man by the might of right to give woman her political, legal and social rights. She will find her own sphere in accordance with her capacities, powers and tastes; and yet she will be woman still."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Legal, Time, Rights, Man, Will, Woman)

"Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time."
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Related: Life, Time, People, Dance, Dancing, Will)

"Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: People, Performance, Country, Errors, Guidance, Help, Wrong)

"When you raise issues with the President, try to come away with both that decision and also a precedent. Pose issues so as to evoke broader policy guidance. This can help to answer a range of similar issues likely to arise later."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Policy, Decision, Guidance, Help, President)

"If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions, their decisions will be random."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Policy, Decisions, Guidance, Will)

"We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance."
- Dora Russell
(Related: Wisdom, Guidance)

"Dance is definitely what I love doing much more than anything else."
- Keri Russell
(Related: Love, Dance)

"Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Nature, Laws, Now, Vices)

"Being a former dancer, classical dancer, it informed me as a human being just in terms of the grace I guess. Ballet is a very graceful form of art. You also become very aware of your body and your mind and your body is working in conjunction. That kind of helps you in acting as well. It's not only using your mind, it's like making your mind communicate this character into your body so that you can bring it to life and physicalize it."
- Zoe Saldana
(Related: Life, Art, Character, Acting, Ballet, Being, Body, Grace, Mind)

"Here, class attendance is expected and students are required to take notes, which they are tested on. What is missing, it seems to me, is the use of knowledge, the practical training."
- Harrison Salisbury
(Related: Knowledge, Class, Students, Training)

"The Sundance Institute has been vital to the film communities of Latin America."
- Walter Salles
(Related: America, Film)

"A lot of the stuff I've accumulated over the last few years of touring I thought was really interesting. Like sounds, sound bites, and beats even, but they weren't good dance beats they weren't ones anyone would want to rap over or anything."
- Eric San
(Related: Thought, Dance, Rap, Sound, Want, Years)

"We read Robert Browning's poetry. Here we needed no guidance from the professor: the poems themselves were enough."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Poetry, Guidance, Poems)

"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Poetry, Dance, Echo, Shadow)

"My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly."
- Carlos Santana
(Related: Life, Music, People, Dance, Ecstasy, Job, Spiritual)

"The only time I've really been away from my kids to do work was doing Shall We Dance because they both were in camp and it was the first time in twenty years that I haven't been with my kids."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Time, Work, Dance, First, Kids, Years)

"I was told I had an overabundance of original sin."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Sin)

"Learn at least two classic ballroom dances, at least one of them Latin."
- Marilyn vos Savant
"Every music - except dance music, which is for dancing, I suppose - is for the spirit of the human being, and not for the body."
- Klaus Schulze
(Related: Music, Dance, Being, Body, Dancing, Spirit)

"From the early days of European migration to America, in the 17th Century, the prototype of buildings was based on English precedent, even if mostly translated into the locally available material in abundance: timber."
- Harry Seidler
(Related: America, English)

"I guess after Dances With Wolves they probably tried some derivative westerns, and if they didn't work, they said the western is dead and moved on to something else."
- Tom Selleck
(Related: Work)

"A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Life, Nature)

"In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: War, Victory, Dependence, Guidance, Perspective, Reason)

"For yesterday and for all tomorrows, we dance the best we know."
- Kate Seredy
(Related: Dance, Yesterday)

"We found vines of a large size, and in some cases quite loaded with grapes; we also found an abundance of roses, which appeared to be like those of Castile."
- Junipero Serra
(Related: Abundance, Roses)

"In a country with an overabundance of food, no one should go hungry because of a lack of funds or technical and professional knowledge. We have the food, and we have the networks; we now need to support the providers."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Food, Knowledge, Country, Support)

"Denis Law could dance on eggshells."
- Bill Shankly
(Related: Dance, Law)

"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Family, Dance, May)

"If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Dance)

"Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made."
- Ted Shawn
(Related: Art, Dance)

"I believe that dance communicates man's deepest, highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions far better than words, spoken or written."
- Ted Shawn
(Related: Dance, Thoughts, Emotions, Man, Spiritual, Words)

"In rap music, even though the element of poetry is very strong, so is the element of the drum, the implication of the dance. Without the beat, its commercial value would certainly be more tenuous."
- Archie Shepp
(Related: Poetry, Music, Dance, Rap, Value)

"They're making a song and dance because that serves their immediate interests. But what will happen tomorrow? They will have to pay salaries and pensions."
- Eduard Shevardnadze
(Related: Dance, Song, Tomorrow, Will)

"My grandmother had a Miss Margaret's School of Dance to teach tap and ballet to kids, but I never studied it. I was raised a Mormon and they're dancing fools. It's the only vice they have - dancing."
- Michelle Shocked
(Related: Dance, Ballet, Dancing, Fools, Kids, Mormon, School, Vice)

"I am a sepoy and will follow the guidance of my leaders."
- Navjot Singh Sidhu
(Related: Guidance, Leaders, Will)

"What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Wealth, Attention, Information, Poverty)

"Human knowledge has been changing from the word go and people in certain respects behave more rationally than they did when they didn't have it. They spend less time doing rain dances and more time seeding clouds."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Time, People, Knowledge, Clouds, Rain, Word)

"We got on American Bandstand, where kids would dance to a record and then rate it. We called ourselves Tom and Jerry. I was Jerry."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Dance, American, Kids)

"The Pentagon said that these prisoners were kept in accordance with the Geneva Convention, and of course I was not reassured by that, but I couldn't prove that that was wrong; so we're clearer about that."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Wrong)

"It's always been my dream to do a dance scene with Anthony Hopkins."
- Gary Sinise
(Related: Dance, Dream)

"It was something I was more interested in myself. When I went to see my sister dance at ballet, I was really into costumes and the arts, and my family was also supportive of whatever me and my sister wanted to do. I would say I pushed myself the most to be into design."
- Christian Siriano
(Related: Design, Family, Sister, Dance, Ballet)

"Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing."
- Alexander Solzehnitsyn
(Related: Talent, Abundance, Sharing)

"I'm so happy to be able to give kids the opportunity to learn about amazing world of dance and music that I've have been lucky enough to make such a big part of my own life."
- Britney Spears
(Related: Life, Music, Dance, Opportunity, Kids, World)

"Every act I see, their whole act is choreographed. I'm sick of seeing these dancers. The only reason they have them is they don't have enough talent to get people dancing themselves."
- Ronnie Spector
(Related: Talent, People, Act, Dancing, Reason)

"Sometimes, when I'm alone, I put on six inch heels and wear nothing else and dance around in front of the mirror and do my little stripper dance."
- Tori Spelling
(Related: Dance, Nothing)

"He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Guidance, Reason)

"Now on the other hand, if someone is selling a product, opening a dance studio, or has some other aim to help themselves, then I tend to look askance at some of these strange stories from outer space."
- Robert Stack
(Related: Dance, Selling, Help, Now, Space)

"Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music."
- William Stafford
(Related: Music, Dance)

"Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they are difficult to satisfy. All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws."
- Konstantin Stanislavisky
(Related: Actor, Laws)

"I wasn't out drinking and abusing my body. I simply loved to go out and dance."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Dance, Body, Drinking)

"Moreover, the abundance of chemical compounds and their importance in daily life hindered the chemist from investigating the question, in what does the individuality of the atoms of different elements consist."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Life, Abundance, Atoms, Importance, Individuality, Question)

"I made a big mistake with him the first day I shot. We're shooting the scene where I come back from the party, the dance, in the sleigh with Julie Christie and we turn the corner and go past the camera and the camera follows us just a little bit and we disappear."
- Rod Steiger
(Related: Mistake, Dance, Day, First, Party, Past)

"What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Marriage, Religion, Abundance, End, Protection, Renunciation)

"On the other hand, now that I'm not dependent on fiction for my income, I've been writing more short stories despite the fact that there's no real paying market for short horror other than Cemetery Dance."
- George Stephen
(Related: Dance, Fact, Fiction, Horror, Income, Now, Writing)

"The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Attention, Effort)

"I went to Amherst because my brother had gone there before me, and he went there because his guidance counselor thought that we would do better there than at a large university like Harvard."
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Related: Brother, Thought, Guidance, University)

"My mom was a dancer, my dad's a singer and I've always had that kind of music in my life."
- Elvis Stojko
(Related: Life, Mom, Music, Dad)

"Democracy cannot survive without the guidance of a creative minority."
- Harlan Stone
(Related: Democracy, Guidance, Minority)

"Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Abundance, Giving, Possessions, Will)

"I've been very physical my whole life. I went out hiking and camping for days in the Australian forest, and when I trained at drama school for three years, we did a whole lot on stage-fighting techniques. And I was a dancer from 5 to 18, so I have a memory for choreography."
- Yvonne Strahovski
(Related: Life, Camping, Drama, Memory, School, Years)

"I have a strong dance background. I danced from age five till 18, and that helps a lot. Doing a fight routine is like doing a dance routine."
- Yvonne Strahovski
(Related: Age, Dance, Fight, Routine)

"Defining OO as based on the use of class hierarchies and virtual functions is also practical in that it provides some guidance as to where OO is likely to be successful."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
(Related: Successful, Class, Guidance)

"Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction."
- Anne Sullivan
(Related: Sympathy, Children, Guidance)

"I took several years of dance lessons that included ballet, tap and jazz. They helped a great deal with body control, balance, a sense of rhythm, and timing."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Dance, Control, Balance, Ballet, Body, Jazz, Sense, Years)

"You can't be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film."
- Patrick Swayze
(Related: Chance, Film, Magic)

"There's just something about dance. It's like a primal thing in all of us."
- Patrick Swayze
(Related: Dance)

"The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little."
- Ben Sweetland
(Related: Life, Car, People, Opportunity, Abundance, Result, World)

"Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Life, Time, Dance, Dew)

"Rhythm is the life of space of time danced through."
- Cecil Taylor
(Related: Life, Time, Space)

"I don't really think about dance except just before rehearsals start. I put it off. I don't live my life thinking about dance."
- Paul Taylor
(Related: Life, Dance, Thinking)

"A lot of people insisted on a wall between modern dance and ballet. I'm beginning to think that walls are very unhealthy things."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: People, Dance, Ballet, Beginning)

"Dance has never been a particularly easy life, and everybody knows that."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Life, Dance)

"In those days, male dancers were a rarer breed than women. as they are still today, A good male dancer, one as strong as we were, was very difficult to come by if you couldn't afford to pay them."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Women, Today)

"I'm not one who divides music, dance or art into various categories. Either something works, or it doesn't."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Art, Music, Dance)

"I would have to challenge the term, modern dance. I don't really use that term in relation to my work. I simply think of it as dancing. I think of it as moving."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Work, Dance, Challenge, Dancing)

"It was not until I had graduated from college that I made a professional commitment to it. Frankly, I didn't think it wise. I was my own interior parental force, and it's very difficult to justify a profession as a dancer."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: College, Commitment, Force, Profession)

"With each piece I've completed I have worked to make it intact, and each of them has been an equal high. It's like children. A mother refuses to pick out one as a favorite, and I can't do any better with the dances."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Mother, Children, Favorite)

"I often say that in making dances I can make a world where I think things are done morally, done democratically, done honestly."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: World)

"I think music needs to be presented in a way so that kids can grasp songs, dances, simple music that's associated with some particular defining moment in human experience."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Experience, Music, Kids, Needs, Songs)

"What is called genius is the abundance of life and health."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Health, Life, Genius, Abundance)

"The caliber of play suffered and attendance declined year by year. Interest in college football was exploding, and there was this new game called basketball."
- John Thorn
(Related: Basketball, College, Football, Interest, Play)

"I've danced one time in my life. It was the most mortifying experience I ever had."
- Billy Bob Thornton
(Related: Experience, Time, Life)

"Shiva danced the world into existence... that's a very nice thought."
- Michael Tippett
(Related: Thought, Existence, World)

"The monarchy is finished. It was finished a while ago, but they're still making the corpses dance."
- Sue Townsend
(Related: Dance)

"I have ballet class every other day for two hours. And for "Six Feet Under", last week there was a sequence where I had to do a whole choreographed dance number, so I had four hours of dance practice every day."
- Michelle Trachtenberg
(Related: Dance, Ballet, Class, Day, Feet, Practice)

"Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she, breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh and music about affairs masculine and feminine, then take the leap in the dark."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Music, Dance, Answers, Eye, Light, Questions, Voice)

"We were doing the dance routine and I dislocated my knee. I've been doing stunts for a long time and it's kind of weird that I'd dislocate my knee just dancing."
- Verne Troyer
(Related: Time, Dance, Dancing, Routine)

"I do not see any reason why they should not be given the means to give their teachers just as high an education as is secured by attendance at the Protestant schools."
- Charles Tupper
(Related: Education, Reason, Schools, Teachers)

"The rest, called literature, is a dossier of human imbecility for the guidance of future professors."
- Tristan Tzara
(Related: Future, Guidance, Literature, Rest)

"A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator."
- Paul Valery
"Exactly the same with dancing, you can't dance until you've learnt steps, the things your feet can do."
- Ninette de Valois
(Related: Dance, Dancing, Feet)

"And then you have the classical ballerinas, they're like sopranos. Applied to the dance."
- Ninette de Valois
(Related: Dance)

"Also, if you have an accident, you can't start to dance again at the top, you're too weak; you start with the easy things - the way you did them when you were young, and come up up up, the way you did then."
- Ninette de Valois
(Related: Dance, Accident)

"I loved the atmosphere of the dance studios - the wooden floors, the big mirrors, everyone dressed in pink or black tights, the musicians accompanying us - and the feeling of ritual the classes had."
- Suzanne Vega
(Related: Dance, Feeling, Musicians, Ritual)

"I used to be a dancer, and for me it was a really good combination of dance and acting."
- Patricia Velasquez
(Related: Dance, Acting)

"We had a single find of BSE in this country. And we believe that what we're doing is appropriate action taken in an abundance of caution under the circumstances. And I believe it's the right thing to do."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Action, Abundance, Caution, Circumstances, Country, Right)

"Sex in a dance is in the eyes of the beholder. I never thought my dances sexy. I suppose that's because I see myself with my face washed, and to me I look like a rabbit."
- Gwen Verdon
(Related: Sex, Thought, Dance, Eyes)

"I can always remember the dances, even from shows I did 40 years ago."
- Gwen Verdon
(Related: Years)

"So be encouraged and dedicate yourself to your dream and if your dream should come my way one day then we will dance upon the boards of life."
- Ben Vereen
(Related: Life, Dance, Dream, Day, Will)

"When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas. I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance. Thereafter, my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Father, Christmas, Guidance, Old, Parents, Play, Songs)

"Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world."
- Voltaire
(Related: Dance, Harm, Will, World)

"I was in the movies. I danced, I sang, I learned to work in front of a camera. It was like being in a repertory company."
- Robert Wagner
(Related: Work, Movies, Being, Company)

"Sundance is just a great place for your work to be seen. Not much more to say about it than that."
- David Wain
(Related: Work)

"No, but way before that, I've been doing little dances in movies for years. Yeah, that was an amazing chance. You know, at my age to be able to do a music dance video, very unusual."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Age, Movies, Music, Dance, Chance, Years)

"Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?"
- Alice Walker
(Related: Dance, Attention, Faces, Trees, Trying)

"It has been generally the custom of writers on natural history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point, and to consider their structure and organization as specially adapted to be in accordance with them."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: History, Animals, Custom, Habits, Writers)

"When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great."
- Vera Wang
(Related: Design, Love, Wedding, Dance, Idea, Dress)

"I believe I'm doing the right thing in trying to step away from that and to take chances and work on little independent films and do stuff like that wild dance scene."
- Patrick Warburton
(Related: Work, Dance, Right, Trying)

"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Change, Dance, Sense)

"My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots."
- George Weah
(Related: Government, Corruption, Law, Open, Will)

"We have guidance counselors that have caseloads of 500 to 600 children. We don't have enough to help the children."
- Randi Weingarten
(Related: Children, Guidance, Help)

"Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason."
- Orson Welles
(Related: Act, Man, Reason, Temper)

"A judgment pronounced in accordance with the facts can therefore assign to it an historical place only within that movement of reformation which was brought to a victorious issue by King Josiah."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: Facts, Judgment)

"I'm working on a screenplay right now for the BBC, but I hope to have the decks cleared soon so I can get into the studio with my pals and put down some more tracks, try to get a strong dance single together."
- Irvine Welsh
(Related: Dance, Hope, Now, Right)

"When Talking Heads started, we called ourselves Thinking Man's Dance Music."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: Music, Dance, Man, Talking, Thinking)

"We always thought the Tom Tom Club could change to anything, but it acquired this image, which was cartoon animation and this real light-hearted dance music."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: Change, Music, Thought, Dance, Animation, Light)

"Make it, not make it? What's the difference? Music is a language, it's a dance of life, and it can be a part of your life without being something that earns."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: Life, Music, Dance, Being, Difference, Language)

"The river route is certainly preferable, as it affords good grazing and an abundance of water."
- William Whipple
(Related: Abundance, Water)

"Unmarried couples should get married - that's an excellent tax avoidance measure, if a bit drastic."
- John Whiting
(Related: Tax, Measure)

"I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Men, Dance, Midnight)

"Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Act, Man, Reason, Temper)

"Actors fall into this trap if they missed being loved for who they really were and not for what they could do - sing, dance, joke about - then they take that as love."
- Gene Wilder
(Related: Love, Dance, Actors, Being)

"All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists and dancers and singers and poets. All that gets buried, basically through being educated, or brainwashed."
- William Wiley
(Related: Artists, Being, Kids, Poets, Pretty, School)

"Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Dreams, Sports, Dance, Confidence, Self, Self confidence)

"How I long to fall just a little bit, to dance out of the lines and stray from the light."
- Dar Williams
(Related: Dance, Light)

"Job's avoidance of rebellion against God has nothing to do with God being good or wise or anything like that; it's strictly because God is so powerful, and you don't fight something when you are so much weaker than that which you would fight."
- George C. Williams
(Related: God, Being, Fight, Job, Nothing, Rebellion)

"Offers for me to play dances, society parties, even churches, were now coming in regularly. For most dates I was paid the sum of one dollar per hour, and they always tipped me at the end of the night."
- Mary Lou Williams
(Related: Society, Churches, End, Night, Now, Play)

"The web of life is a beautiful and meaningless dance. The web of life is a process with a moving goal. The web of life is a perfectly finished work of art right where I am sitting now."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Art, Life, Work, Dance, Goal, Now, Right)

"I had to do a tango with Raft and I learned to dance in ballet shoes with my knees bent."
- Marie Windsor
(Related: Dance, Ballet)

"I met my wife, Doreen, who was a dancer in the show."
- Ernie Wise
(Related: Wife)

"Deep Throat did serve the public interest by providing the guidance and information to us."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Deep, Guidance, Information, Interest, Public)

"It comes from the likes of you! Take what you can get! Grab the chances as they come along! Act in hallways! Sing in doorways! Dance in cellars!"
- Alexander Woollcott
(Related: Dance, Act)

"Still, I believe it is only a passing phase and cricket will one day produce an abundance of great players."
- Frank Woolley
(Related: Abundance, Cricket, Day, Will)

"For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer."
- Xenophon
(Related: Beauty, Understanding)

"Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!"
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Dance, Fairies, Mountains, Wind, World)

"How can we know the dancer from the dance?"
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Dance)

"I never danced a step in my life so naturally. My first motion picture was a musical, and Bob Fosse was the choreographer. I didn't exactly dance for Fosse, I just did the best that I could to do what he taught us to do."
- Dick York
(Related: Life, Dance, First)

"When entertainment was begun, during the Depression, it was supposed to take people's minds off reality. People could sing, dance, act or do anything. It was the type of entertainment that was available."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: People, Dance, Act, Depression, Entertainment, Reality)

"You just have to have the guidance to lead you in the direction until you can do it yourself."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: Direction, Guidance)

"When I'm not at the keyboard, I'm generally reading, practicing tai chi or middle eastern dance, or cooking."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Dance, Cooking, Reading)

"It's not that I wanted to be an actor; it's that I didn't want to be a dancer! I was trained in traditional Chinese dance, and after working so hard it seemed unfair to just disappear into a group."
- Ziyi Zhang
(Related: Dance, Actor, Want)

"My parents sent me to a dance class, so it was a road chosen by them, not me. But I enjoyed it so much I knew I would become a performer."
- Ziyi Zhang
(Related: Dance, Class, Parents, Road)

"If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent, stay it with guidance and instruction."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Bravery, Guidance)

"To illustrate what I mean, an apt dancer may be in thorough unison with the others in that particular group, and at the same time reveal a difference in dancing temperament, rhythm or technique; she may phrase, accentuate or actually interpret differently."
- Florenz Ziegfeld
(Related: Time, Dancing, Difference, May, Temperament)