Quotations on Dance

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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
(Keywords: Life, Dance, Want, Words)

My first vocation was dance.
- Victoria Abril
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Thought, People, Dance, Class, Talking)

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Truth, People, Guidance, Man)

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
(Keywords: Dance, Example, World)

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

From my debut until now, I've always wanted to sing and dance.
- Namie Amuro
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Abundance, Force, Right, World)

I just sort of wish people would dance differently. It reminds me of teenage sex.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Dance, Song)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Money, People, Giving, Guidance, Reading, Talk)

Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
- Douglas Bader
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Dance, Ballet)

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

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

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

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
(Keywords: Dance, Being, Company, Now, Years)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Poetry, Music, Dance, Being, Dancing, Merit)

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
- Warren G. Bennis
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Dance, Being, Environment)

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

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
(Keywords: Men, Wisdom, Wife, Dance, Experience, Children, Man, Song)

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
(Keywords: Religion, Mother, Dance, Day, Interest, Sun, Woman)

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

Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.
- Arna Bontemps
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Imagination, People, Dance, Theatre)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Mother, Dance, Country, Hollywood, Singing)

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

I love attention. If I see a gang of girls? That makes me dance even more!
- Chris Brown
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Technology, Work, Family, Opportunity, America, Destiny, Guidance, Leisure, Sense, Will)

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

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

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.
- Buddha
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Wisdom, Life, Virtue, Deeds, Earth, Guidance, Light, Mind, Needs)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Dance, Idea)



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