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Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips. ~Terri Guillemets

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There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. ~Vicki Baum

Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips. ~Terri Guillemets

“People do not stop dancing because they get older, they get older because they stop dancing”

“I believe in dance,” said Marina Vlasova. “I have seen it do incredible things for all kinds of people. I believe ballroom dancing is a cure-all— mentally, physically, and spiritually.”

Thousands of emotions well up inside me through out the day. They are released when I dance. - Abraham Lincoln

"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." -Dr Wayne Dyer

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul, of the body." "Dance is a poem of which each movement is a word." Mata Hari

"Dance is not an answer. Dance is a question. "Yes!" is the answer." - Unknown

“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” John Cotton Dana

‎"If a student can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn!!!Martin Lamb

You can't teach without learning, you can't lead without following, you can't do what's right without first making mistakes.Martin Lamb

Great dancers aren't great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.

“Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance.” ~ Maya Angelou

‎"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.” - Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips." ~Adabella Radici

“If you learn to dance with people, with life, then nothing wrong can happen to you.” - Hugues de Montalembert

“We should consider every day lost in which we don't dance.” - Nietzsche

"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak" - Hopi Indian Saying

If you stumble... make it part of your dance.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
It's about learning to dance in the rain.

If you can walk, You can dance.
If you can talk, You can sing!
--- Zimbabwe proverb

If you're going to walk on thin ice, you may as well dance!

Work as if you don't need the money
Love as if you're never been hurt
Dance as if nobody's watching

Dance as though no one is watching you,
Love as though you have never been hurt before,
Sing as though no one can hear you,
Live as though heaven is on earth.
- Souza

Nobody cares if you can't dance well.
Just get up and dance.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique,
they are great because of their passion.
-- French Proverb

Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, only backwards and in high-heels.

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. ~~ Japanese Proverb

Never give a sword to a man who can't dance. ~ Confucius (China's famous teacher, philosopher, political theorist, 551-479 BC)

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

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much, Dance Freely

"There may be trouble ahead, But while there’s moonlight and music and love and romance, Let’s face the music and dance. Irving Berlin,"

 

Quotes about dancing

"If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing."
- Zimbabwean proverb

"Good dancers are made, not born."
- unknown

"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth."
- Mark Twain

"To sing well and to dance is to be well educated."
- Plato

"Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels."
- Faith Whittlesey

"All dancing girls are nineteen years old."
- Japanese proverb

"A man who dances has his choice of romances"
- unknown

"There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent."
- Michel de Montaigne

"Freedom to a dancer means discipline. That is what technique is for--liberation."
- Martha Graham

"We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

"Anyone who thinks sunshine is happiness has never danced in the rain."
- unknown

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance."
- unknown

"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

"Dance for yourself, if someone understands good. If not then no matter, go right on doing what you love."
- Lois Hurst

"Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room."
- Mary Schmich

"You don't stop dancing from growing old, you grow old from stopping to dance."
- unknown

"The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie."
- Agnes De Mille

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

"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance."
- Japanese proverb

"Dancing is wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it."
- Christopher Morley

"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."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

"The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince."
- Vincent Lombardi

"You haven't got anything to dance about until you're over thirty-five anyway."
- Bert Balladine

"I intend to work for this dance of the future. I do not know whether I have the necessary qualities; I may have neither genius nor talent nor temperament. But I know that I have a Will; and will and energy sometimes prove greater than either genius or talent or temperament."
- Isadora Duncan

"Do the steps that you've been shown, by everyone you've ever known, until the dance becomes your very own."
- Jackson Brown

"Beginning dancer: knows nothing.
Intermediate dancer: knows everything; too good to dance with beginners.
Hotshot dancer: too good to dance with anyone.
Advanced dancer: Dances everything. Especially with beginners."
- Richard Crum

"Dance just gets more exciting the more you know about it, which is why you have to do it well at school so you can spend the rest of your life supporting your habit. Just don't plan to marry anyone who dislikes dancing; it'll probably win in the end!"
- Kay Teague

"Dance: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire."
- George Bernard Shaw

"Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance."
- Oprah Winfrey

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

"Basic dance--and I should qualify the word basic--is primarily concerned with motion. So immediately you will say but the basketball player is concerned with motion. That is so--but he is not concerned with it primarily. His action is a means towards an end beyond motion. In basic dance the motion is its own end--that is, it is concerned with nothing beyond itself."
- Alwin Nikolais

"All dance has expression. If there is no expression, I prefer the circus. The performers do more dangerous, more difficult technical things than we do. But we are dancers. We have to express and we have to project."
- Luis Fuente

"Dancing should look easy; like an optical illusion. It should seem effortless. When you do a difficult variation, the audience is aware that it is demanding and that you have the power and strength to do it. But in the end, when you take your bow, you should look as if you were saying, 'Oh, it was nothing. I could do it again.'"
- Bruce Marks

"Dance is bigger than the physical body. Think bigger than that. When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that: your dancing spirit."
- Judith Jamison

Quotes about learning

"Everyday there must be something I can't do, otherwise it's boring."
- Monet Robier

"What we hope ever to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence."
- Samuel Johnson

"Some people seem to feel that good dancers are born, but all the good dancers I know have been taught or trained."
- Fred Astaire

"Fall seven times. Stand up eight."
- Japanese Proverb

"Nobody comes out of their mother's womb doing cucarachas."
- Donnie Burns

"The teacher doesn't teach, not really. The teacher offers stimulation and ways in which the person can educate himself or herself. At best the teacher wakes up that person and makes a person hungry."
- unknown

Humorous Quotes

"About a year ago I took up line dancing. I got so into it I had to join a Self help group to stop. It's a TWO STEP program."
- Frederick J. Boenig

"No move is too tricky, no spin too excessive. For my partner."
- John Hayes

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other."
- Jack Handey

Favorite Quotes

Happiness is the default state of mind.

"The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so." Robert G. Ingersoll

The world is your mirror. Changing anything about your outer world is as simple as changing your inner world.

We are our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.

The secret of a peaceful life is not just doing what you like, but to like what it is that you are doing.

Be the Change You Want to See. - Gandhi

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
Mark Twain quotes (American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910)

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about."
Dale Carnegie
1888-1955, Author of How to Win Friends and Influence People

You have the power to change your whole life just by altering your thinking! Don’t blame your circumstances, get up and look for the greatness that surrounds you! You can make anything happen!

When I get a little money I buy books: and if any is left I buy food and clothes. - Desiderius Erasmus

Live Simply. Love Generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. - Swedish Proverb

Whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. Swedish Proverb

"Listen more,talk less; encourage more,complain less; do more,eat less; pray more,worry less. No Rx needed"

"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny". -Ghandi

Best Quotes


“Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.” - William Arthur Ward

“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” - William Arthur Ward

‎"If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you dream it, you can become it." -William Arthur Ward

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours. ~ Swedish Proverb

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." -Groucho Marx

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

"Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states." Carol Welch

“It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Live to learn to love.
Learn to love to live.
Love to live to learn
so that you may live the life that you yearn.”
Rico Dasheem

"Love the life you live. Live the life you love." Bob Marley

"To live is to dance. To dance is to live!"
Snoopy by Charles Schultz

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything the drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is "LOVE OF ONESELF". Charles Chaplin

Love Myself Poem by Charlie Chaplin

 

As I Began To Love Myself...
Eye- and Heart-opening Speech by Charlie Chaplin on his 70th Birthday
Mistakingly attributed to Charles Chaplin
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