Dancing Quotes

The once red leaf, the last of its clan, that dances as often as dance it can.- Coleridge

 

To brisk notesin cadence beating, glance their many-twinkling feet.- Thomas Gray

 

I danced with passion to spite the music.- Gelsey Kirkland

 

In dance the hand hath liberty to touch, the eye to gaze, the arm for to embrace.- George Gascoigne

 

Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times. The dancers don't even look at one another. They are just a lot of isolated individuals jiggling in a kind of self-hypnosis and dancing with others only to remind themselves that we are not completely alone in this world.- Agnes de Mille

 

My dancing days are done.- Beaumont and Fletcher

 

My dancing days are past.- Massinger

Oh, you New York Girls, can't you dance the polka?- Unknown

 

On with the dance! Let joy be unconfin'd; no sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet to chase the glowing hours with flying feet.- Byron

 

Philosophers have argued for centuries about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, but materialists have always known it depends on whether they are jitterbugging or dancing cheek to cheek.- Tom Robbins

 

Since nothing appears to me to give Children so much becoming Confidence and Behavior, and so raise them to the conversation of those above their Age, as Dancing. I think they should be taught to dance as soon as they are capable of learning it.- John Locke

 

The greater the fool the better the dancer.- Theodore Edward Hook

(A)ll dancers have a cumulative tendency, because each beat of the tom-tom has an almost irresistible appeal. Soon, those who were just spectators would dance too.- Camara Laye

 

A brand-new pair of toe shoes presents itself to us as an enemy with a will of its own that must be tamed.- Toni Bentley

 

A dance is a measured pace, as a verse is a measured speech.- Francis Bacon

 

A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head.- Agnes de Mille

 

Americans will be amazed to find ho many of the modern dance steps are relics of the African heritage.- Paul Robeson

 

And then he danced,--all foreigners excel the serious Angels in the eloquence of pantomime;--he danced, I say, right well, with emphasis, and a'so with good sense-a thing in footing indispensable: he danced without theatrical pretence, not like a ballet-master in the van of his drill'd nymphs, but like a gentleman.- Byron

 

Come knit hands, and beat the ground in a light fantastic round- Milton

 

Dancing is a very crude attempt to get into the rhythm of life.- George Bernard Shaw

 

Dancing's a touchstone that true beauty tries, nor suffers charms that nature's hand denies.- Soame Jenyns

 

How inimitably graceful children are in general-before hey learn to dance.- Samuel Coleridge

And beautiful maidens moved down in the dance, with the magic of motion and sunshine of glance.- Whittier

 

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

 

Come, and trip it as ye go, on the light fantastic toe.- Milton

 

Dancing cheek to cheek.- Irving Berlin

 

Dancing is an excellent amusement for young people, especially for those of sedentary occupations. Its excellence consists in exciting a cheerfulness of the mind, highly essential to health; in bracing the muscles of the body, and in producing copious perspiration.....The body must perspire, or must be out of order.- Noah Webster

 

David danced before the Lord.- Old Testament: II Samuel

 

Dear creature!-you'd swear when her delicate feet in the dance twinkle round, that her steps are of light, that her home is the air, and she only par complaisance touches the ground.- Thomas Moore

 

Everyone is not happy who dances.- Unknown - A French Proverb

 

Her feet beneath her petticoat like little mice, stole in and out, as if they feared the light; but oh, she dances such a way! No sun upon an Easter-day is half so fine a sight.- Sir John Suckling

If the dance is pleasing, even the lame will crawl to it.- Africa