10 Dance Related Quotes To Inspire You!

Dance Quotes

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Dance has the power to inspire… as do words!

The following is a selection of quotes relating to dance, from some highly notable people, many of whom were celebrated for their ability to use words!

“There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them”
Hedwig (Vicki) Baum, Austrian writer (24th January 1888 – 29th August 1960)

“Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking”
John Wain, English poet and novelist (14th March 1925 – 24 May 1994)

“Let us read and let us dance – two amusements that will never do any harm to the world”
Voltaire, French writer and philosopher (21st November 1694 – 30th May 1778)

“Dancing is the poetry of the foot”
John Dryden, English poet and playwright (9th August 1631 – 1st May 1700)

“We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive… and part of the living, incarnate cosmos”
D.H. Lawrence, English novelist and poet (11th September 1885 – 2nd March 1930)

“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, German philosopher, poet and composer (15th October 1844 – 25th August 1900)

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”
Martha Graham, American modern dancer and choreographer (11 May 1894 – 1st April 1991)

“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, British physician, psychologist, writer and social reformer (2nd February 1859 – 8th July 1939)

“Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room”
Kurt Vonnegut, American writer (11th November 1922 –  11th April 2007)

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance”
Japanese proverb

Does anyone have any quotes they find inspirational (dance related or otherwise)? Please leave a comment below to share your favourites!

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2 Responses to “10 Dance Related Quotes To Inspire You!”

  1. Louise Hunt #

    Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass it is about learning to dance in the rain

    February 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm
  2. richard feather #

    life’s too short not to dance

    February 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm