Someone once said that dancers work just as hard as policemen, always alert, always
tense-- but see, policemen don't have to be beautiful at the same time. --George Balanchine
I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.
The only way to do it is to do it.
Dancers are the athletes of God. -- Albert
The Ballet toe shoe is one of the few instruments of torture to survive intact into
our time. --Source unknown
In life as in dance: Grace glides on blistered feet.
Dancing is like dreaming with your feet! --Constanze
We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive...and part of the living, incarnate
cosmos. --D. H. Lawrence
O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
How can we know the dancer from the
If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it. --Isadora Duncan
You don't have to know about ballet to enjoy it, all you have to do is look at it. --Edwin Denby
The further off from England the nearer is to France--
Then turn not pale, beloved
snail, but come and join the dance.
There are many more authors, ancient and modern,
that have dedicated thought and wit to the influence of dance in our everyday life.
I thank all the authors through the ages and those who have compiled these lists in books and websites for our enjoyment.