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23 Quotes That Capture The Essence Of Dance

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23 Quotes That Capture The Essence Of Dance

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

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” 
- Martha Graham

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

"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

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

“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

“Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists.”
- Michael Jackson

“Respect your body. Eat well. Dance forever.”
- Eliza Gaynor Minden

“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

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

“I feel that the essence of dance is the expression of man – the landscape of his soul. I hope that every dance I do reveals something of myself or some wonderful thing a human can be.”
- Martha Graham

“We dance to seduce ourselves. To fall in love with ourselves. When we dance with another, we manifest the very thing we love about ourselves so that they may see it and love us too.”
- Kamand Kojouri

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

“Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.” 
- Kurt Vonnegut

“The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.” 
- James Brown

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

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

“Dancing’s part of my soul. I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy.” 
- John Travolta

"Dance from your heart and let your passion shine through.” 
- The Dance Mum

“Dance every performance as if it were your last.” 
- Erik Bruhn

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

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.”
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

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