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  • #1
    J.M. Barrie
    “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

  • #2
    “Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”

  • #3
    Jerry Seinfeld
    “Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there's no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door.”
    Jerry Seinfeld

  • #4
    Ann Richards
    “After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.”
    Ann Richards

  • #5
    Jarod Kintz
    “I have a 12:34 representational time dance. I do it at 3:33 every other Tuesday (twice a day). If you’d like to participate in my choreographed dance routine, bring a football helmet and a half empty can of tuna (keeps the stray cats away, because I perform in a gritty, grimy downtown alley).
    Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

  • #6
    Martha Graham
    “Dance is the hidden language of the soul”
    Martha Graham

  • #7
    Jarod Kintz
    “I saw him do a No More Potatoes Dance, after he saw me stuff the last of the mashed potatoes in my pocket.
    Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

  • #8
    Neil Gaiman
    “Sleep my little baby-oh
    Sleep until you waken
    When you wake you'll see the world
    If I'm not mistaken...

    Kiss a lover
    Dance a measure,
    Find your name
    And buried treasure...

    Face your life
    Its pain,
    Its pleasure,
    Leave no path untaken.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

  • #9
    George Bernard Shaw
    “Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #10
    Martha Graham
    “All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”
    Martha Graham

  • #11
    Martha Graham
    “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”
    Martha Graham

  • #12
    William W. Purkey
    “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
    Love like you'll never be hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening,
    And live like it's heaven on earth.”
    William W. Purkey

  • #13
    H.P. Lovecraft
    “Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.”
    H.P. Lovecraft

  • #14
    “You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.

    Merce Cunningham

  • #15
    Michael  Jackson
    “Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred.In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists.

    I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become thevictor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I keep on dancing then it is the eternal
    dance or creation. The creator and creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing...and dancing...and dancing. Until there is only...the dance.”
    Michael Jackson

  • #16
    Craig Ferguson
    “If a man doesn't know how to dance he doesn't know how to make love, there I said it!”
    Craig Ferguson

  • #17
    Craig Ferguson
    “I love zombies. If any monster could Riverdance, it would be zombies.”
    Craig Ferguson

  • #18
    Xiaolu Guo
    “It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.”
    Xiaolu Guo, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

  • #19
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Artists use frauds to make human beings seem more wonderful than they really are. Dancers show us human beings who move much more gracefully than human beings really move. Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people really talk, make paltry human enterprises seem important. Singers and musicians show us human beings making sounds far more lovely than human beings really make. Architects give us temples in which something marvelous is obviously going on. Actually, practically nothing is going on.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons

  • #21
    Twyla Tharp
    “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”
    Twyla Tharp

  • #22
    Craig Ferguson
    “Anyone who's just driven 90 yards against huge men trying to kill them has earned the right to do Jazz hands. ”
    Craig Ferguson

  • #23
    W.H. Auden
    “The desires of the heart are as crooked as corkscrews
    Not to be born is the best for man
    The second best is a formal order
    The dance's pattern, dance while you can.
    Dance, dance, for the figure is easy
    The tune is catching and will not stop
    Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
    Dance, dance, dance till you drop.”
    W.H. Auden

  • #24
    “Life is sweet when you pay attention. When it doesn't seem sweet, put a sticker on your nose and do a funky dance.”
    Whitney Scott

  • #25
    Jenny Han
    “When it's finals week and you've been studying for five hours straight, you need three things to get you through the nigh.The biggest Slurpee you can find,half cherry half Coke.Pajama pants, the kind that have been washed so many times they are tissue-paper thin. And finally,dace breaks.Lots of dance breaks.”
    Jenny Han, We'll Always Have Summer

  • #26
    Jarod Kintz
    “I don’t quite know how to respond to people who say that I dance like my genitals are on fire. I usually just blush and brush aside their flattery.”
    Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

  • #27
    William Stafford
    “Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music”
    William Stafford
    tags: dance

  • #28
    Robert Fanney
    “Without realizing what she was doing and more on an impulse than anything else, she leaned forward and kissed him. It was a simple, yet firm kiss and she pulled back after only a moment. But it sent a thrill through her.
    He leaned down for another. But she put her finger on his lips to stop him.
    "That was my reward to you," she said as they danced. "Don't squander it."
    "Reward? he asked still seeming both surprised and delighted at this unexpected attention. "What for?"
    "Why for living, Vaelros. And for doing so much else to help me. I will have you rewarded in state as well. But that was just from me."
    She saw Vaelros flush and she gave him a brilliant smile. "You don't like my reward?" she asked.
    "I do!" he replied. "I want only to learn how to earn more."
    The music was fading. The song was ending. Luthiel stepped back and let her hands drop.
    "A mysterious thing, my heart," she said. ”
    Robert Fanney

  • #29
    Anna Godbersen
    “It is a truth universally acknowledge that there will always be a gentleman to dance with, except at just the moment when you require one most.”
    Anna Godbersen, Envy

  • #30
    Jarod Kintz
    “I’m a dyslexic dancer. Instead of leading the women, I follow. Quick, cab driver, follow that woman!”
    Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

  • #31
    James Howe
    “Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let's dance.”
    James Howe, Totally Joe

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