Quotations About / On: DANCE

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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).)
  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    Books treating of etiquette ... are often written by dancing-masters and Turveydrops and others knowing little of the customs of the best society of any land.
    (Mrs. H. O. Ward (1824-1899), U.S. author. Sensible Etiquette of the Best Society Customs, Manners, Morals, and Home Culture, Compiled from the Best Authorities, ch. 7 (1878).)
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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    Johann Strauss—Forty couples dancing ... one by one they slip from the hall ... sounds of kisses ... the lights go out
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in the Smart Set (May 1912). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 26, p. 141, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)
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  • 29.
    Thus do I want man and woman to be: the one fit to wage war and the other fit to give birth, but both fit to dance with head and feet.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 264, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Third Part, "On Old and New Tablets," section 23 (1884).)
  • 30.
    Dancers dance through their pain. I shrink from mine.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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