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Quotations About / On: DANCE

  • 11.
    Dancing with abandon, turning a tango into a fertility rite.
    (Marshall Pugh (b. 1925), British journalist, author. The Chancer, ch. 2 (1959).)
    More quotations from: Marshall Pugh
  • 12.
    Now I am light, now I fly, now I see myself beneath myself, now a god dances through me.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 50, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "On Reading and Writing," (1883).)
    More quotations from: Friedrich Nietzsche, fly, light, god
  • 13.
    Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves, whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.
    (Diogenes of Sinope (c. 410-320 B.C.), Greek philosopher, moralist. Herakleitos and Diogenes, pt. 2, fragment 102, trans. by Guy Davenport (1976). Known as "the Cynic.")
    More quotations from: Diogenes of Sinope, dance
  • 14.
    Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other.
    (Milan Kundera (b. 1929), Czechoslovakian author, critic. "The Cat," pt. 3, Immortality (1991).)
    More quotations from: Milan Kundera, dance
  • 15.
    The only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman and Nietzsche.
    (Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), U.S. dancer. My Life, ch. 8 (1927).)
    More quotations from: Isadora Duncan, dance
  • 16.
    Dancers dance through their pain. I shrink from mine.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, dance, pain
  • 17.
    Listen, sister. I don't dance and I can't take time out now to learn.
    (Frank W. Wead (1895?-1947), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Lt. Rusty Ryan (John Wayne), They Were Expendable, reply to nurse Lt. Sandy Davis (Donna Reed), who invites him to a dance (1945). Based on the book by William L. White.)
    More quotations from: Frank W Wead, sister, dance, time
  • 18.
    Now is the time for drinking [nunc est bibendum], now is the time to make the earth shake with dancing.
    (Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Odes, bk. 1, ode 37, l. 1 (23 B.C.), trans. by Kate Hughes (1995). Ode on the death of Cleopatra.)
  • 19.
    Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, running, happiness
  • 20.
    Morality measured in centimeters: all mothers believe that only their daughters dance decently.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 41, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
    More quotations from: José Bergamín, dance, believe
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