Quotations About / On: DANCE

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    How inimitably graceful children are in general before they learn to dance!
    (Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet, critic. repr. In Collected Works, vol. 14, ed. Kathleen Coburn (1990). Table Talk, "1 Jan. 1832," Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ed. Henry Nelson Coleridge (1835).)
  • 23.
    Walk with the truth and, dance with love! For the peace of the earth.
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  • 24.
    Flags of fog flap not but float above the kingdom of Neptune. They dance only to the anthems of neeptide tunes.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 25.
    - A field of love, You dream of ever such romance of majesty flowers of rain-dance spring -
    (©By Deb Harman)
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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    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).)
  • 28.
    The harp is an insipid instrument—no good for dancing, feasting, or marching, only for sitting primly in a parlor or on a cloud.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 29.
    Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.
    (Henry Fielding (1707-1754), British novelist, dramatist. Sir Positive Trap, in Love in Several Masques, act 3, sc. 7.)
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  • 30.
    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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