“And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.”
(Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)
“I cannot write in verse, for I am no poet. I cannot arrange the parts of speech with such art as to produce effects of light and shade, for I am no painter. Even by signs and gestures I cannot express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer. But I can do so by means of sounds, for I am a musician.”
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
“The dancer’s body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.”
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die…
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
This wondrous miracle did Love devise,
For dancing is love’s proper exercise.
(Sir John Davies)
The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.
(Agnes de Mille)
Dance is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
(George Bernard Shaw)
Everyone knows that the real business of a ball is either to look out for a wife, to look after a wife, or to look after somebody else’s wife.
(R. S. Surtees)
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