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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

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

Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.
Confucius

We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.
Robert Frost

Wives are people who feel they don't dance enough.
Groucho Marx

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

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

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

I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
Voltaire

I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
e. e. cummings

I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.
e. e. cummings

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

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

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

Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step - it is an old business procedure.
Fran Lebowitz

If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.
George Bernard Shaw

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw

Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.
Alexander Pope

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.
Alexander Pope

Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.
Alexander Pope

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

How can we know the dancer from the dance?
William Butler Yeats

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

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore

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

I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom.
Bob Hope

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

No sane man will dance.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
Dave Barry

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

Tough guys don't dance. You had better believe it.
Norman Mailer

I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
David Letterman

I think I can beat Usher on the dance floor.
Chris Brown

I love attention. If I see a gang of girls? That makes me dance even more!
Chris Brown

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

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

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

Who's judging American Idol? Paula Abdul? Paula Abdul judging a singing contest is like Christopher Reeve judging a dance contest!
Chris Rock

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
Satchel Paige

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts

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

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
Carl Sandburg

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

After the horse dance was over, it seemed that I was above the ground and did not touch it when I walked.
Black Elk

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

I kind of lost interest in the classical dance. I was very much interested in the modern choreography.
Mikhail Baryshnikov

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

If you live in the elite world of dance, you find yourself in a world rife with racism. Let's face it.
Alvin Ailey

I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.
Aaliyah

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

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

In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
George Balanchine

In Hungary all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance.
Franz Liszt

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

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

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
Warren G. Bennis

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

Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other.
Milan Kundera

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

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

Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart.
Martha Graham

Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.
Martha Graham

The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, the body.
Martha Graham

I refuse to dance. And I can't dance anyway. I'm not in a band for that.
Liam Gallagher

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

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

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

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

I can't wait to be back on the dance floor. I feel really good about it.
Paula Abdul

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

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

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

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

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

Dance has never been a particularly easy life, and everybody knows that.
Twyla Tharp

I'm not one who divides music, dance or art into various categories. Either something works, or it doesn't.
Twyla Tharp

Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to. It has a rhythm all its own.
Erica Jong

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

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

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

I have stretched ropes from steeple to steeple; garlands from window to window; golden chains from star to star, and I dance.
Arthur Rimbaud

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

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

It is not a question of who dances but of who or what does not dance.
Ruth St. Denis

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

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

My first vocation was dance.
Victoria Abril

That's what I love about our music - it'll never be a hit because you can't dance to it.
Adam Jones

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

I will always dance in the street.
Martha Reeves

I used to teach dance lessons.
Eartha Kitt

Actually I dance really well on the floor.
Oksana Baiul

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

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

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

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

People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them.
Judith Jamison

I love music and I love to dance.
Jami Gertz

The women all want to dance. I dance all night every night.
Minnesota Fats

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

For yesterday and for all tomorrows, we dance the best we know.
Kate Seredy

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

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

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

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

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

And dance is wonderful because dance is so immediate.
Graeme Murphy

So I would dance and she would sing, and it was kind of a family thing. Performing was part of our world.
Liza Minelli

I used to be a dancer, and for me it was a really good combination of dance and acting.
Patricia Velasquez

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

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

Dance is so joyous.
Graeme Murphy

I'll go my way by myself, love is only a dance.
Howard Dietz

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

I just sort of wish people would dance differently. It reminds me of teenage sex.
Laurie Anderson

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

I wasn't out drinking and abusing my body. I simply loved to go out and dance.
Willie Stargell

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

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

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

We'll do a crazy video of a great song that people can actually dance to.
Mark Roberts

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

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

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

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

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

What a joy it is to dance and sing!
Angela Carter

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

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

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

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

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

I do dance music, and I can be pretty camp myself from time to time.
Kylie Minogue

I'll dance to anything: Bob Marley or rap.
Francesca Annis

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

No matter how close to yours another's steps have grown, in the end there is one dance you'll do alone.
Jackson Browne

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

In the beginning, I didn't dance that much and stuff.
Namie Amuro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia.
James Lovelock

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

I also tried to avoid doing obvious dance records.
Boy George

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

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

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

Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater.
James Broughton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We had something to say. Whenever we played, people didn't dance, they listened.
Ruben Blades

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disco is just pop music you can dance to.
Sheena Easton

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

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

When Talking Heads started, we called ourselves Thinking Man's Dance Music.
Tina Weymouth

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

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

I started taking ballet lessons when I was three and a half and I still take dance classes.
Oksana Baiul

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

I like to dance, but it's not my weekend activity. I'm not a clubber.
Ewan McGregor

I used to dance when I was younger - ballet and modern dance.
Nastassja Kinski

From my debut until now, I've always wanted to sing and dance.
Namie Amuro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It takes a lot of guts to get up on top of a bar and dance.
Piper Perabo

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

I was taken to one place by a director, and he bought me a lap dance.
Lexa Doig

I learned to love dance for its own sake.
Suzanne Farrell

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

Disco is music for dancing, and people will always want to dance.
Giorgio Moroder

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

There's a line of dancers waiting to get into Sydney Dance Company.
Graeme Murphy

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

Dance every performance as if it were your last.
Erik Bruhn

When I'm not at the keyboard, I'm generally reading, practicing tai chi or middle eastern dance, or cooking.
Sarah Zettel

I had to do a tango with Raft and I learned to dance in ballet shoes with my knees bent.
Marie Windsor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When people start dancing, they dance like they don't know they are doing it.
Nusrat F. A. Khan

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

And then you have the classical ballerinas, they're like sopranos. Applied to the dance.
Ninette de Valois

Dance is very, very old. With Louis XIV at Versailles is where ballet started.
Neve Campbell

Those are the men who will dance at your wedding.
Guy Madison

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.
Ruth St. Denis

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

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

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

For the amount of talent I had - and I couldn't dance, act, or tell a joke - I enjoyed a tremendous career.
Perry Como

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

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

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

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

We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops.
Simon Le Bon

Caring for children is a dance between setting appropriate limits as caretakers and avoiding unnecessary power struggles that result in unhappiness.
Charlotte Davis Kasl

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

I would love to do more music, definitely. That is my true passion. Dance is first and then music.
Carmen Electra

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

There's nothing I like more than being on a dance floor with a thousand people feeling love for humanity.
Chris Lowe

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

We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops.
Simon LeBon

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

I was the lead in two musicals, and I took dance classes.
Corbin Bleu

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

Denis Law could dance on eggshells.
Bill Shankly

Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.
Ted Shawn

Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can't talk and dance at the same time.
Ginger Rogers

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

I am dumb when it comes to learning dance steps.
Mia Kirshner

In my dreams I am not crippled. In my dreams, I dance.
Louise Brooks

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

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

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music.
William Stafford

I keep all my clothes on in House on Haunted Hill, Mary Jane's Last Dance, and The Way of the Gun.
Taye Diggs

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

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

There's just something about dance. It's like a primal thing in all of us.
Patrick Swayze

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

It's always been my dream to do a dance scene with Anthony Hopkins.
Gary Sinise


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