The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
When you're experimenting you have to try so many things before you choose what you want, and you may go days getting nothing but exhaustion.
There comes a day when people begin to say, 'Why doesn't that old duffer retire?' I want to get out while they're still saying Astaire is a hell of a dancer.
Either the camera will dance, or I will.
I don't make love by kissing, I make love by dancing.
But I do nothing that I don't like, such as "inventing" up to the arty or "down" to the corny. I happen to relish a certain type of corn. What I think is the really dangerous approach is the "let's be artistic" attitude. I know that artistry just happens.
I have no desire to prove anything by it. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance.