Dance Quotes

One who doesn't know how to dance says the floor is crooked.

Nepali proverb

We always thought the Tom Tom Club could change to anything, but it acquired this image, which was cartoon animation and this real light-hearted dance music.

Tina Weymouth

He who cannot dance says the stage is not ready

Tamil proverb

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Kurt Vonnegut

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.

Ruth St. Denis

I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.

Samuel Beckett

I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.

George Balanchine

A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep! A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart

Peggy Noonan

Human speech is like a cracked cauldron on which we bang out tunes that make bears dance, when what we want is to move the stars to pity

Gustave Flaubert

I like to dance, but it is not my weekend activity. I am not a clubber.

Ewan McGregor

The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.


You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each of you be alone, Even as the strings of the lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hands of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

Kahlil Gibran

Dance is a little insanity that does us all a lot of good.

Edward Demby

To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance.

Aubrey Lynch

Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.

Scott Nilsson

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.

Agnes De Mille

Tough guys don't dance. You had better believe it.

Norman Mailer

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

We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.

Robert Frost

Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart.

Martha Graham

He who is unable to dance says that the yard is stony

African Proverb

Either dance well or quit the ballroom.

Greek proverb

Those who can't dance say the music is no good

Jamaican Proverb
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