Quotations About / On:
'The image of dancing Siva, our graceful Nataraja,
Depicts humanity's arts-science and religion in one'
(Taken from my poem, 'Nataraja: The King of Dance')
Interpreting the dance: young women in white dancing in a ring can only be virgins; old women in black dancing in a ring can only be witches; but middle-aged women in colors, square dancing...?
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
Dance is bigger than the physical body. ...When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that; you're dancing spirit.
(Judith Jamison (b. 1943), U.S. dancer. Dancing Spirit, ch. 21 (1993).)
There are those who dance to the rhythm that is played to them, those who only dance to their own rhythm, and those who don't dance at all.
(José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 55, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
Yes, dance. Dance and dream. Dream that you're Mrs. Henry Jekyll of Harley Street, dancing with your own butler and six footmen. Dream that they've all turned into white mice and crawled into an eternal pumpkin.
(John Lee Mahin (1902-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and Victor Fleming. Dr. Henry Jekyll (Spencer Tracy), "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"., Taunting the barmaid Ivy Peterson as he kills her. (1941).
Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.)
'And those who were seen dancing
were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music'
When he asked me to dance
only because i knew,
that we would meet again.
The moon light's the nocturnal path
for beloveds' to dance
vampires to hunt
moths to caress the crowns
of blooming moon flowers
and for restful beauty sleeps
Dance with the truth and be joyful with your heart.
By Edward Kofi Louis.
- A field of love, You dream of ever such romance of majesty flowers of rain-dance spring -
(©By Deb Harman)