Dance Quotes

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world..” — Voltaire

“Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.”― Erol Ozan

“Life is the dancer and you are the dance..” — Eckhart Tolle

“Any kind of dancing is better than no dancing at all..” — Lynda Barr

“In a society that worships love, freedom, and beauty, dance is sacred. It is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present..” — Amelia Atwater Rhodes

“Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire..” — George Bernard Shaw

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.” — Dave Barry

“If you want to release your aggression, get up and dance. That’s what rock and roll is all about.” — Chuck Berry

“There are situations of course that leave you utterly speechless. All you can do is hint at things. Words, too, can’t do more than just evoke things. That’s where dance comes in again.”― Pina Bausch

“The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs..” — Charles Baudelaire

“Dance is not endangered – it will always find a way to express itself.” — Judith Jamison

“Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythm of your life. It’s the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.” — Jaques D’Ambroise

“Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let’s dance..” — James Howe

“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance..” — Oprah Winfrey

“Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter. Go right on doing what interests you, and do it until it stops interesting you.” — Louis Horst

“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive..” — Merce Cunningham

“When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you..” — Paulo Coelho

“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.”

“Dancing is surely the most basic and relevant of all forms of expression. Nothing else can so effectively give outward form to an inner experience.” — Lyall Watson

“Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.” — Havelock Ellis

“There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” — Vicki Baum

“There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.” — Edwin Denby

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance when you’re perfectly free..” — Jalaluddin Rumi

“Dancing is more than just moving body parts; it is a pathway of expressing your deepest inner thoughts.” — Normani Kordei

“Dance is one of the most revealing art forms.” — Mikhail Baryshnikov

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul..” — Martha Graham

“Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual.” — Isadora Duncan

“Dance isn’t something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced.” — Paige Arden

“If you hit a wall, climb over it, crawl under it, or dance on top of it.”

“It doesn’t matter if I’m off the beat. It doesn’t matter if I’m snapping to the rhythm. It doesn’t matter if I look like a complete goon when I dance. It is my dance. It is my moment. It is mine. And dance I will. Try and stop me. You’ll probably get kicked in the face..” — Dan Pearce

“To dance is to be out of yourself, larger, more beautiful, more powerful… This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.” — Agnes De Mille

“Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.” — Mason Cooley

“If theater is ritual, then dance is too… It’s as if the threads connecting us to the rest of the world were washed clean of preconceptions and fears. When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.”― Paulo Coelho

“I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.” — Ruth St. Denis

“The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.” — Mata Hari