Quotations About / On: DANCE

  • 41.
    Pride sings and dances; humility sighs.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 42.
    Once you are dancing with the devil, the prettiest capers won't help you.
    (E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann (1776-1822), German author, composer. "Princess Brambilla," Three Märchen of Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, p. 122, ed. and trans. by Charles E. Passage, University of South Carolina Press (1971). Hoffmann, as narrator, about his central figure, the vain tragedian Giglio Fava, as prisoner of love's devilishly seductive power.)
  • 43.
    Dancing with abandon, turning a tango into a fertility rite.
    (Marshall Pugh (b. 1925), British journalist, author. The Chancer, ch. 2 (1959).)
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  • 44.
    Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other.
    (Milan Kundera (b. 1929), Czechoslovakian author, critic. "The Cat," pt. 3, Immortality (1991).)
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  • 45.
    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).)
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  • 46.
    Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 47.
    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).)
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  • 48.
    At the extreme north, the voyagers are obliged to dance and act plays for employment.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Chesuncook" (1858) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 172, Houghton Mifflin (1906). Thoreau uses the term "employment" in the sense of "in order to have something to do.")
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  • 49.
    You and I are past our dancing days.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Capulet, in Romeo and Juliet, act 1, sc. 5, l. 31. Old Capulet talks with his cousin while watching the dance.)
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  • 50.
    They teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, 1754 entry (1791). Referring to Lord Chesterfield's Letters to His Son. Of Chesterfield—Johnson's erratic patron—he remarked, "This man I thought had been a Lord among wits; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords.")
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