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.
    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).)
  • 13.
    Pride sings and dances; humility sighs.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 14.
    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.)
  • 15.
    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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  • 16.
    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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  • 17.
    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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  • 18.
    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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  • 19.
    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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  • 20.
    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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