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Dance And Expression Quotes


"The first expression of religion was the dance, and the first motive of the dance was religion." - La Meri

"The dance lives in all mankind as a necessary motor-rhythmic expression of excess energy and the joy of living." - Curt Sachs

"Dance, like music, is the expression of the human spirit. Dance is 'visual music'." - S. Janaki

"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." - Jacques d'Amboise

"As we tap into the deep sources of bodily wisdom through creative art expression,we dance the renewal, recreation, and healing of ourselves and our world." - Anna Halprin

"All dance has expression. If there is no expression, I prefer the circus. The performers do more dangerous, more difficult technical things than we do. But we are dancers. We have to express and we have to project." - Luis de la Fuente

"I love physical movement. Dance was my favorite thing, and I was a gymnast. I find that expression through movement is easier, in some ways, than expression through words." - Kristin Kreuk

"I remember from when I use to be a dancer, there is an expression among dancers, I had a T-shirt that said: SHUT UP AND DANCE." - Christopher Walken

"Dance is the product of the necessity for pure emotional expression." - La Meri

"Yoga, unlike dance or mime, is not an expression of form for others to watch." - T. K. V. Desikachar

"Religion, even the most primitive and superstitious, is inevitably a beginning of culture. It is not possible without some kind of symbolic expression ... and begets dramatic gesture, dance, and chant ..." - Susanne Katherina Langer

"Dancing is my gift and my life... God gave me this gift to bring delight to others. I am haunted by the need to dance. It is the purest expression of every emotion, earthly and spiritual. It is happiness." - Anna Pavlova

"The person drawn to dance as profession is notoriously unintellectual. He thinks with his muscles, delights in expression with body, not words; finds analysis painful and boring; and is a creature of physical ebullience." - Doris Humphrey

"The life of a poet lies not merely in the finite language-dance of expression but in the nearly infinite combinations of perception and memory combined with the sensitivity to what is perceived and remembered." - Dan Simmons

"I am a poet, bard, scop, minnesinger, trobairitz who is driven by sound and the possibilities for vocal expression, the mouthing of text as well as intentionality or dance on the page." - Anne Waldman

"Give me something to dance about and I'll dance it." - Jerome Robbins

"You dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams." - Gene Kelly

"Dance is one of the most powerful forms of magical ritual...It is an outer expression of the inner spirit." - Ted Andrews

"Dance, one of the oldest forms of artistic expression, requires only the human body for its realization." - Igor Youskevitch

"I have always added dance to my productions. When I was directing theatre, I added dance sequences where they didn't exist in the play. I think dance is the ultimate form of expression." - Valerie Weiss

"Between thought and expression lies a lifetime." - Lou Reed

"In trees, I see expression and soul" - Vincent Van Gogh

"I will dance and resist and dance and persist and dance. This heartbeat is louder than death." - Suheir Hammad

"Fashion to me is very emotional. It's my strongest form of self-expression, and I love wearing a piece of clothing where I feel like I can run around at any moment and dance in it. So you know, I guess when I'm designing, I want the clothes to feel celebratory and feel very light and fun and feel like you could move seamlessly." - Nicole Richie

"Let's face the music and dance." - Irving Berlin

"Dance is movement, and movement is life." - Ludmilla Chiriaeff

"Every dance is and gives ecstasy." - Curt Sachs

"Music and dance are all you need." - Moliere

"Your body is the ground metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence... So many of us are not in our bodies, really at home and vibrantly present there. Nor are we in touch with the basic rhythms that constitute our bodily life. We live outside ourselves - in our heads, our memories, our longings - absentee landlords of our own estate. My way back into life was ecstatic dance. I reentered my body by learning to move my self, to dance my own dance from the inside out, not the outside in." - Gabrielle Roth

"I urge you to be bold. Life isn't changed from the balcony. Get onto the floor and dance, dance, dance." - Jennifer Granholm

"Dance in this century has remained primarily a personal ritual operating, like most avant-garde art, as an idiosyncratic form rather than a tribal expression of religious powers or a corporate expression of societal values." - Jamake Highwater

"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

"I am seeking that dance which might be the divine expression of the human spirit through the medium of the body's movement." - Isadora Duncan

"Capitalism is the fullest expression of anarchism and anarchism is the fullest expression of capitalism" - Murray Rothbard

"Every criticism, judgment, diagnosis, and expression of anger is the tragic expression of an unmet need." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"She danced the dance of flames and fire, and the dance of swords and spears; she danced the dance of stars and the dance of space, and then she danced the dance of flowers in the wind." - Khalil Gibran

"It's hard to drink when you dance. And it's hard to dance when you drink." - Charles Bukowski

"It's hard to drink when you dance. And it's hard to dance when you drink." - Charles Bukowski

"You can dance anywhere and you can dance in your mind, in your heart." - Jacques d'Amboise

"Dance until they kill you, and then we'll dance some more." - Shane Claiborne

"Being a fan of dance and a dancer, I love my classic dance movies." - Stephen Boss

"Dance music makes us dance. Let us get off our couch and spin around!" - Yoko Ono

"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. Poetry and music exist in time. Painting and architecture are a part of space. But only the dance lives at once in both space and time. In it the creator and the thing created, the artist and the expression, are one. Each participates completely in the other. There could be no better metaphor for an understanding of the mechanics of the cosmos." - Lyall Watson

"All of my friends are really good dancers, which was initially why I never danced - we'd go out and they would kill it and I'd be like, "Yeah, I'm just gonna sit at the bar." I broke my foot, and I couldn't run for a year, but I realized I could kind of dance. It reminded me how amazing dance is; it's so in tune with music - it is music. It's a physical expression of whatever music is. On stage, you're interacting with things - physical things. So I've really started to like and notice the way people move with music." - Nick Murphy

"Forget the dancer, the center of the ego. Become the dance. Then the dancer disappears and only the dance remains. Then the dancer is the dance. There is no dancer separate from dance, no dance separate from the dancer." - Rajneesh

"The dance is the most universal of the arts, since, as Goethe justly said, it could destroy all the fine arts. It is an expression of all the emotions of the spirit, from the lowest to the highest. It accompanies and stimulates all the processes of life, from hunting and farming to war and fertility, from love to death. It enables, in turn other arts to come into being: music, song, drama. Despite all their riches, the dance is no formless complex, but a simple unity." - Gerard van der Leeuw

"The dancer's body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul. The true dance is an expression of serenity; it is controlled by the profound rhythm of inner emotion. Emotion does not reach the moment of frenzy out of a spurt of action; it broods first, it sleeps like the life in the seed, and it unfolds with a gentle slowness. The Greeks understood the continuing beauty of a movement that mounted, that spread, that ended with a promise of rebirth." - Isadora Duncan

"American style is about confidence, independence, diversity and free expression." - Tommy Hilfiger

"The combination of domesticity and wildness - that's a deep expression" - Tracy Kidder

"Writing is primarily a sensuous and creative expression of life." - Meridel Le Sueur

"Love yourself and your expression, you can't go wrong." - KRS-One

"Midnight shout and revelry, Tipsy dance and jollity." - John Milton

"The desires of the heart are as crooked as corkscrews Not to be born is the best for man The second best is a formal order The dance's pattern, dance while you can. Dance, dance, for the figure is easy The tune is catching and will not stop Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, dance, dance till you drop." - W H Auden

"Dance constitutes a true recapturing of... freedom and childish play." - Agnes De Mille

"And let the winds of the heavens dance between you." - Khalil Gibran

"In Dance and Music, Silence swims to reach our soul." - Nelly Mazloum

"If we can think, feel, and move, we can dance." - Margaret H'Doubler

"In the beginning, I didnt dance that much and stuff." - Namie Amuro

"Dance from here to the other world-and don't stop." - Rumi

"I'd like to be a song and dance man." - Walter Cronkite

"I can't dance and I can't sing too well," - Michael Kors

"Both light and shadow are the dance of Love." - Rumi

"Make connections; let rip; and dance where you can." - Annie Dillard

"You will fail and I'll dance on your grave. (Apollymi)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Let's forget about time And dance our lives away" - Madonna Ciccone

"Dance to this and you're gonna get thinner." - Mc Hammer

"Dance involves physicality, it involves spirituality and even brains." - Natalia Makarova

"Sweat your prayers, dance your pain, and move on." - Gabrielle Roth

"Fox taught me how to sing and dance" - Cory Monteith

"Let's forget about time And dance our lives away" - Madonna Ciccone

"The dancer becomes the dance. And I am the writing." - Louis L'Amour

"Music must be seen, and dance must be heard" - George Balanchine

"It is sweet to dance to violins When love and life are fair: To dance to flutes, to dance to lutes Is delicate and rare: But it is not sweet with nimble feet To dance upon the air!" - Oscar Wilde

"Dance, dance, dance till you drop." - W H Auden

"I learned to act by watching Martha Graham dance, and I learned to dance by watching Charlie Chaplin act." - Louise Brooks

"When a sincere woman begins to dance, the seven heavens, the earth, and all creatures begin to dance." - Shams Tabrizi

"A dance is the devil's procession, and he that entereth into a dance, entereth into his possession." - Saint Francis De Sales

"Sometimes you dance with a partner, and sometimes you dance alone. But the important thing is to keep dancing." - Jack Canfield

"How can you do the moonwalk and ask a woman to dance? Hey baby lets dance... cya later!" - Eddie Murphy

"If there were a ritual dance of the androgyne, Tai chi as performed by this master could be that dance. It is neither a masculine dance nor a feminine dance. It has the strength and grace of both." - June Singer

"The art of Mime encompasses all the feelings of the soul. The Dance, on the other hand, is essentially an expression of joy, a desire to follow the rhythms of the music." - August Bournonville

"Dance until the earth dance." - Hilda Doolittle

"A society that could heal the dismembered world would recognize the inherent value of each person and of the plant, animal and elemental life that makes up the earth's living body; it would offer real protection, encourage free expression, and reestablish an ecological balance to be biologically and economically sustainable. Its underlying metaphor would be mystery, the sense of wonder at all that is beyond us and around us, at the forces that sustain our lives and the intricate complexity and beauty of their dance." - Starhawk

"Art is a funny thing. It's a communicative medium. It really is, and it works outside of literature, the movies, stage, it has its own realm. It's like when you say "The Arts," those are all the arts, dance, theater, ballet. So within that set of areas of expression, we have visual art and it is visual and it's about looking at something and seeing it in the light with our eyes, maybe touching it or not touching it, or wanting to touch it, not being able to touch it." - Michael C. McMillen

"Every child has a right to know how to achieve control of his body in order that he may use it to the limit of his ability for the expression of his own reactions to life. Even if he can never carry his efforts far enough to realize dance in its highest forms, he may experience the sheer joy of the rhythmic sense of free, controlled, and expressive movement, and through this know an addition to life to which every human being is entitled." - Margaret H'Doubler

"Find expression for a sorrow, and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ecstasy." - Oscar Wilde

"I really think music and movement - dance, you know - and literature inform my visuals. I think film is also based in dance. The relationship between me, the camera and the actor is always a dance." - Christopher Doyle

"In our world, love, sex, music, and dance are all integrated into one experience. Love, and the arts of music and dance go together." - Ron Galella

"Dance music-as I keep saying, you can dance to a windshield wiper... a windshield wiper that's fairly steady gives you a beat and all you need is an out-of-tune playing 'Melancholy Baby' and you've got dance music." - Artie Shaw

"The peoples influenced by the animal dance have a variety of movements and dance with enthusiasm; those who do not know the animal dance have few movements and show little zest for dancing." - Curt Sachs

"Education in the art of dance is education of the whole man ? his physical, mental and emotional natures are disciplined and nourished simultaneously in dance." - Ted Shawn

"Contrary to conventional wisdom, dance is not a universal 'language' but many languages and dialects. There are close to 6000 verbal languages, and probably that many dance languages." - Judith Lynne Hanna

"A divine dance appears in the soul and the body at the time of peace and union.Anyone can learn the dance, just listen to the music." - Rumi

"Dance, and make joyous the love around you. Dance, and your veils which hide the Light shall swirl in a heap at your feet." - Rumi

"Once a song and dance man, always a song and dance man. Those few words tell as much about me professionally as there is to tell." - James Cagney

"Dance is active meditation. When we dance, we go beyond thought, beyond mind and beyond our individuality to become one in the divine ecstasy of the union with the cosmic spirit. This is the essence of the trance dance experience." - Goa Gil

"Las Vegas is the expression, in glitter and concrete, of Americas brittle and mutating id." - John Burdett

"I will follow anyone... and invite everyone... too unite and defend the freedom of expression." - Widad Akrawi

"I am NOT a belly dancer. I have never been one, and never will be. What I do is not what Hollywood vulgarly calls 'belly dance', but it's art. I have traveled the world to prove that my dance is not a dance of the belly but a refined, artistic dance full of tradition, of dreaming and beauty. Oriental dance is primarily an expressive dance; in that resides the beauty." - Nadia Gamel

"Do ballet and play football. Sing and dance. Laugh and cry." - Michael Skolnik

"So if the dance is five minutes long, make yourself run for perhaps eight minutes. That way, you over-train and the dance will seem easier..." - Deborah Bull

"If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it? But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it." - Rajneesh

"Dance in your dream. Go out into the street and hug everyone you meet. Tell them how beautiful they are. Dance together." - Yoko Ono

"It removes the limitations of his body, extinguishes his consciousness, and pours the divine spirit into him. The whirl dance is the purest form of dance devotion." - Curt Sachs

"The oldest form of the Choral Dance is the circle. Even the chimpanzees dance in a circle, and people of every continent still do it." - Curt Sachs

"The basic vehicle of the dance is the human body. When and how people dance is determined by their attitudes towards their body." - Gerald Jonas

"To be in the dance bar you have to be young, good looking, able to dance, and comfortable talking to people." - Sonia Faleiro

"Dance has always been a really important thing for me, so being able to physically express the characters through music and dance is like another layer to things." - Tatiana Maslany

"I have such a respect and fascination for dance. I can be light as air or stay grounded. Dance is really another universe." - Shakira

"Yoga is a dance within...and then something inside you grows so big, it spills out like champagne, that's when you dance on the outside." - Tao Porchon-Lynch

"Be willing to dance the victory dance as if your greatest dreams are realized, and watch how easily things fall into place." - Colette Baron-Reid

"Yoga is a dance within...and then something inside you grows so big, it spills out like champagne, that's when you dance on the outside." - Tao Porchon-Lynch

"I'd been taking singing lessons and I had taken dance, because I loved to dance, but I had never considered myself a professional at all." - Michelle Pfeiffer

"Individuality of expression is the beginning and end of all art." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Meditation is silence, energising and fulfilling. Silent is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible." - Sri Chinmoy

"Movies are a medium of expression like a symphony orchestra...or a painter's brush and canvas." - Walt Disney

"For me, Romanticism is the most recent and the most current expression of beauty." - Charles Baudelaire

"Paying attention is the most basic and profound expression of love." - Tara Brach

"Beauty is.. The passionate and positive expression of the complete self." - Vidal Sassoon

"Light creates ambience and feel of a place, as well as the expression of a structure." - Le Corbusier

"Optimism invites us to reach higher and become the fullest expression of our intentions" - Deepak Chopra

"Seek always for the best words and the happiest expression you can find." - Lord Chesterfield

"What is literature but the expression of moods by the vehicle of symbol and incident?" - William Butler Yeats

"No comment" is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again." - Winston Churchill

"Any government which fears freedom of speech and expression, should fear the internet more." - Robert Black

"A brand is nothing but an expression of the consumer's loyalty and trust." - Phil Dusenberry

"The power of intention manifests as an expression of expanding creativity, kindness, love, and beauty." - Wayne Dyer

"Neither idealists nor materialists are right; we must take both idea and expression." - Swami Vivekananda

"Search until you find a passion and go all out to excel in its expression." - E O Wilson

"I go to church as an expression of my need for God and for God's family." - Philip Yancey

"Form, which should be the clean-cut expression of mechanical excellence, has become sensuous and organic." - Raymond Loewy

"The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses." - Albert Einstein

"Fear and hatred do not seem to find expression in tears." - Quentin Crisp

"Cooking for people is an enormously significant expression of generosity and soulfulness..." - Ted Allen

"But in the glances of his eye A penetrating keen and sly Expression found its home." - Walter Scott

"A beloved face cannot grow ugly, because, not flesh and complexion, but expression, created love." - Jean Paul

"As the expression goes, we spend our youth attaining wealth, and our wealth attaining youth." - Douglas Coupland

"Psychologically our thought-apart from its expression in words-is only a shapeless and indistinct mass." - Ferdinand De Saussure

"Anger is nothing more than an outward expression of hurt, fear and frustration" - Phil Mcgraw

"To me the pain and the blood are merely means of artistic expression." - Marina Abramovic

"The mind tends to run along the groove of one's intention and overlook the actual expression." - Jacques Barzun

"What do we want for people? Human dignity, personal expression and fulfillment, justice, freedom." - Hubert H Humphrey

"Our sin reached its full horror and found its most awful expression in the cross." - Colin S. Smith

"In the art world, creativity involves aesthetic sensibility, emotional resonance and a gift for expression." - Edward De Bono

"But there's still an avenue for smaller comics and personal expression" - Bill Sienkiewicz

"Improvisation is the expression of the accumulated yearnings, dreams, and wisdom of the soul." - Yehudi Menuhin

"Movies are our cheap and easy expression, the sullen art of displaced persons." - Pauline Kael

"Art is always about overcoming obstacles between the inner condition and the skill for expression." - Ai Weiwei

"Art is the expression of those beauties and emotions that stir the human soul." - Howard Pyle

"Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness ." - Dalai Lama



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