Dancing Quotes

The dancer’s body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul. Isadora Duncan

If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it. Isadora Duncan

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself. Havelock Ellis

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

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

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. George Bernard Shaw

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love. Jane Austen

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

Dancers are the athletes of God. Albert Einstein

Then come the lights shining on you from above. You are a performer. You forget all you learned, the process of technique, the fear, the pain, you even forget who you are you become one with the music, the lights, indeed one with the dance. Shirley MacLaine

f I can not dance, I want no part in your revolution. Emma Goldman

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

Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom. Henry Fielding

Dancing is a sweat job. Fred Astaire

Disco is just jitterbug. Fred Astaire

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

One is born to be a great dancer. George Balanchine

Dance is music made visible. George Balanchine

Man learned to resort to the dance when he felt helpless or fragmentary, when he felt dislocated in his universe. Mary Austin

Disco dancing is…just the steady thump of a giant moron knocking in an endless nail. Clive James

All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing. Moliere (Jean Baptiste Poquelin)

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. Martha Graham

I don’t want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. George Balanchine

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

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