Dance Quotes

Dance quotes

April 24, 2014

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The dance is strong magic. The dance is a spirit. It turns the body to liquid steel. It makes it vibrate like a guitar. The body can fly without wings. It can sing without voice. The dance is strong magic. The dance is life.
- Pearl Primus


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Some people march to a different drummer-and some people polka.
- Los Angeles Times Syndicate


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Without dancing you can never attain a perfectly graceful carriage, which is of the highest importance in life.
- Benjamin Disraeli


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Ten thousand saw I at a glance, tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
- Wordsworth


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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


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Ballet technique is arbitrary and very difficult. It never becomes easy; it becomes possible.
- Agnes De Mille


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Custom has made dancing sometimes necessary for a young man; therefore mind it while you learn it that you may learn to do it well, and not be ridiculous, though in a ridiculous act.
- Lord Chesterfield


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It is sweet to dance to violins when Love and Life are fair; to dance to flutes, to dance to lutes is delicate and rare: but it is not sweet with nimble feet to dance upon the air!
- Oscar Wilde


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Dancing, the child of Music and of Love.
- Sir John Davies


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We must never forget that the dance is the cradle of Negro music.
- Alain Locke