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Quotations About / On: DANCE

  • 11.
    I would only believe in a god who knew how to dance.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 49, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "On Reading and Writing," (1883).)
  • 12.
    I've always felt that complement of opposites: body and soul, solitude and companionship, and in the dance studio, contraction and release, rise and fall.
    (Judith Jamison (b. 1943), African American dancer. Dancing Spirit, ch. 1 (1993).)
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  • 13.
    People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them.
    (Judith Jamison (b. 1944), U.S. dancer. As quoted in WomenSports magazine, p. 14 (September 1975).)
  • 14.
    Caring for children is a dance between setting appropriate limits as caretakers and avoiding unnecessary power struggles that result in unhappiness.
    (Charlotte Davis Kasl (20th century), U.S. psychologist. Finding Joy, no. 70 (1994).)
  • 15.
    Pride sings and dances; humility sighs.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 16.
    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.)
  • 17.
    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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  • 18.
    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).)
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  • 19.
    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.")
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  • 20.
    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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