Memorable Quotes about dance...
"Dancing with abandon, turning a tango into a fertility rite
Marshall Pugh"- British journalist
"I just put my feet in the air and move them around."- Fred Astaire
"Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to
guess what a man is going to do before he does it.
Christopher Morley"- American novelist
"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 to his son
"These sort of boobies think that people come to balls to do nothing but
dance; whereas everyone knows that the real business of balls is either to look out for a
wife, to look after a wife, or to look after somebody else's
wife."- RS Surtees, English novelist
"Neminem saltare sobrius, nisi forte insanit.No sober man dances, unless he happens
to be mad."- Cicero
"How inimitably graceful children are in general - before they learn to
dance."- ST Coleridge
"The body never lies."- Martha Graham, American dancer
"Music and women I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is."- Samuel
"The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes -
ah, that is where the art resides!"- Arthur Schnabel
"I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it."- Igor
Debussy is like a painter who looks at his canvas to see what more he can take out;
Strauss is like a painter who has covered every inch and then takes the paint he has left
and throws it at the canvas."- Ernest Bloch
In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain." -George Szell
"Dancers are the athletes of God" -Albert Einstein
"Love is a lot like dancing - you just surrender to the
"Any problem in the world can be solved by dancing."
"I would like to spend my days sitting under a tree drinking wine
and watching people dance."
"Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire."-
George Bernard Shaw
"The forms of tango are like stages of a marriage. The American
tango is like the beginning of a love affair, when you're both very romantic and on your
best behavior. The Argentine tango is when you're in the heat of things and all kinds of
emotions are flying: passion, anger, humor. The International tango is like the end of the
marriage, when you're staying together for the sake of the children."
"Dancing is a sweat job... 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. It takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable."
"Tango bubbled up from the brothels and low-life, so when I see
scruffy young people dancing tango in gym shoes and jeans, I think that's great."
"To dance, above all, is to enter into the motions of life. It is
an action, a movement, a process. The dance of life is not so much a metaphor as a fact;
to dance is to know oneself alone and to celebrate it."
"When a man and woman understand each other dancing, simply
carrying the beat, dancing for three minutes to a music called tango, it's the closest
thing to an orgasm but sensual rather than erotic."