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  • May our dance always be a bridge to understanding.
    May our dance always be a celebration of diversity.
    May our dance always be an instrument for peace.
    - Laurel Victoria Gray
  • Without dance I can not feel my soul, hear my heart, or see my dreams
    - Nahara
  • Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
    - Martha Graham
  • Dance can give the inarticulate a voice.
    - Pamela Brown
  • I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who *have* to dance.
    - George Balanchine
  • Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.
  • Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
    - Martha Graham
  • There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
    - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1553-1592)
  • A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
    - Katherine Graham
  • I use dancing to embellish, extend or enlarge upon an existing emotion.
    - Gower Champion
  • A day I don't dance is a day I don't breathe.
  • On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
    No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
    To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet.
    - George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, III. 22
  • The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. . . Bodies never lie.
    - Agnes de Mille
  • Great art is never perfect; perfect art is never great.
    - Edward Abbey
  • Beside the fire, as the wood burn black,
    A laughing dancer in veils of light, whose dance transforms the darkness to gold
    - Adu Abd Allan ben Abi-l-Khisal
  • To dance is to be out yourself,
    Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.
    This is power,
    it is glory on earth and it is your for the taking.
    - Agnes De Mille
  • We should consider every day lost in which we do not dance at least once.
    - Nietzsche
  • Work like you don't need money,
    Love like you've never been hurt,
    And dance like no one's watching.
  • Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made
    - Ted Shawn
  • O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
    How can we know the dancer from the dance?
    - William Butler Yeats
  • To dance, put your hand on your heart and listen to the sound of your soul.
    - Luigi
  • Where a dancer stands, that spot is holy ground.
    - Martha Graham
  • The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
    - Hendrik Willem Van Loon
  • Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
    - Scott Adams

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  • The sky will bow down to your beauty, if you do.
    - Rumi
  • When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
    - Franklin Roosevelt
  • Be noble, and the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own.
    - James Russell Lowell
  • Friends are the ones who know the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
  • Troubles are usually brooms and shovels that smooth the road to the good man's fortune; and many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.
    - Basil
  • The key to change is to let go of fear.
    - Rosanne Cash
  • What matters most is not what is behind us or before us, but what is within us.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • When one find's oneself in a hole of one's own making, it is a good time to examine the quality of the workmanship.
    - John Renmerde
  • A life without cause is a life without effect.
    - Barbarella
  • All things are difficult before they are easy.
    - Thomas Fuller, M.D.
  • Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
    - Mark Twain (1835-1910)
  • Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours.
    - Richard Bach
  • As for courage and will - we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead.
    - Andre Norton
  • Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
    - Lucretius
  • Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.
    - George-Louis De Buffon
  • It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
    - Seneca (3 B.C. - 65 A.D.)
  • Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
    - James Baldwin
  • One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.
    - Henry Ford (1863-1947)
  • Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
  • When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
    - Alexander Graham Bell
  • Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
    - Henry Ford (1863-1947)

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  • The curve is more powerful than the sword.
    - Mae West
  • Express your inner beauty, if for no one else, for yourself.
  • People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
    - Rebecca West
  • Never confuse motion for action.
    - Ernest Hemingway
  • Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.
    - Danny Kaye
  • Don't stay in bed....unless you can make money in bed.
    - George Burns
  • Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.
    - Thomas Carlyle
  • A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention in human history, with the possible exception of handguns and tequila.
    - Pundit Mitch Radcliffe
  • The defination of Dance per The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000:
    [Old High Ger. danson=to drag, stretch], the art of precise, expressive, and graceful human movement, traditionally, but not necessarily, performed in accord with musical accompaniment. Dancing developed as a natural expression of united feeling and action.
  • If I had my life to live over I'd like to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual trouble, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones. You see, I'm one of those people who live sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I've been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute. If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter that I have. If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds, I would pick more daisies.
    - Nadine Stair

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