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Dancer Quotes


"I'm a terrible dancer." - Rupert Friend

"I'm a fantastic dancer!" - Roger Milla

"I'm a terrible dancer! Oh, I'm an awful dancer!" - Bobby Orr

"He moves like a dancer." - Lisa McMann

"Nobody is born a dancer." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"I'm not a big dancer!" - Kristin Cavallari

"I was a street dancer." - Eartha Kitt

"Wherever a dancer stands is holy ground." - Martha Graham

"As a singer you're a great dancer." - Amy Leslie

"Julian Edelman. He's the worst dancer." - Rob Gronkowski

"I'm a dancer who cannot dance." - Marilyn

"If you're a dancer, study singing." - Debbie Reynolds

"I'm not much of a dancer." - Billy Eichner

"I'm a terrible dancer. The worst." - Sheena Easton

"My favorite dancer is Sylvie Guillem." - Jerry Hall

"I am not a natural dancer." - Ricki Lake

"I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money, I'll do what you want me to do." - Tina Turner

"What makes a great dancer is not technique. What makes a great dancer is passion." - Martha Graham

"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

"It's very difficult to justify a profession as a dancer." - Twyla Tharp

"Every dancer lives on the threshold of chucking it." - Judith Jamison

"As a dancer, I out-Fred the nimblest Astaire." - P G Wodehouse

"A photographer is part pick-pocket and part tightrope dancer." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

"Buff Bagwell ain't nothin' but a chippendale dancer!" - Scott Steiner

"The dancer gradually introduces all that his art comprises." - Carlo Blasis

"I have a bit of a frustrated dancer in me." - Naomi Watts

"Out of 10 how enthusiastic a dancer am I? 11" - Tom Hiddleston

"A tap dancer is really a frustrated drummer." - Eleanor Powell

"The greater the fool the better the dancer." - Theodore Hook

"Being a dancer meant you nearly always thought about food." - Shirley Maclaine

"I want one word on my tombstone - dancer." - Agnes De Mille

"I'm not a trained dancer in the slightest." - Marcel Dzama

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

"I was a dancer. I was really seriously into dancing." - Zeena Parkins

"I was a terrible dancer. I dance like an Englishman." - John Cleese

"Who can tell the dancer from the dance?" - William Butler Yeats

"If you have a body you are a dancer" - Gabrielle Roth

"Well, I'm certainly not Ragnor Fell the exotic dancer." - Cassandra Clare

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

"One is born to be a great dancer." - George Balanchine

"I was a freestyle dancer; I wasn't trained." - Andrea Arnold

"I am not the first straight dancer or the last." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"Each dancer has a different dialect that they speak." - Jon M Chu

"I like to dance, but I'm not a dancer." - Jon M Chu

"I always considered myself a dancer before anything else." - Annette Funicello

"I was never a dancer before 'Shake It Up'." - Bella Thorne

"How can we know the dancer from the dance?" - William Butler Yeats

"You are an athlete if you are a dancer." - Sharon Lawrence

"Dancing is my passion. I started as a dancer." - Nigel Lythgoe

"I was a professional dancer before I was an actor." - Alex Meraz

"I became a dancer late and an actor late." - Mads Mikkelsen

"I also loved musicals because I was a dancer." - Donna Mills

"I became an ardent, but never a specially good, dancer." - Georg Brandes

"I've never fancied myself as a pole dancer." - Glenn Roeder

"Any Michael Jackson song will make any dancer go nuts." - Harry Shum Jr

"I'm a dancer, so I love to dance." - Matthew Morrison

"I'm a singer who moves like a dancer." - Bobby Darin

"I wanted to be a male ballet dancer." - Scott Thompson

"I'm not a singer, and I'm not a brilliant dancer." - Jeremy Bulloch

"For me, a dancer is part of an artist's entertainment - 'backup dancer' isn't even in my vocabulary." - Laurieann Gibson

"I consider myself an actress first, a dancer second, and a singer third. Why? Because the dancer needs a reason to move-that's the actor informing the dancer. So I worked on my acting and gradually developed a singing voice." - Liza Minnelli

"I'm a tap dancer. Once you're a tap dancer, you're always a tap dancer. In 'After Midnight,' I get to dance, but I don't do a full tap number." - Dule Hill

"Since I was a kid, I've been a dancer, and, of course, I'll always be a dancer till the day I die." - Michael Flatley

"Dance was always part of my life because I was a dancer and my mother was a dancer, and I love the theater." - Amy Sherman-Palladino

"For me, I'm a dancer first. I could be the President of the United States, and I will always be a dancer, first and foremost." - Anne Fletcher

"I've never danced professionally as a ballet dancer, but all of my training is ballet, and I am a Fosse dancer." - Bebe Neuwirth

"I wanted to be a ballet dancer. I was bad - I'm not very coordinated. But I always wished I could have been a dancer." - Gia Coppola

"Desire is the first thing a modern dancer should have. Skill can be developed. But if you don't have desire as a modern dancer, forget it." - Twyla Tharp

"I was a dancer for many years. I was a premier dancer with 'Porgy and Bess,' the opera. And I taught dance some, in different places." - Maya Angelou

"If I had an extra 20 or 50 years physically, I could have been the dancer of my dreams. But I never became that dancer." - Erik Bruhn

"If you dance, you dance because you have to. Every dancer hurts, you know." - Katherine Dunham

"The lips are closed, for the dancer has plenty of other voices at his service." - Lucian

"Technical perfection is insufficient. It is an orphan without the true soul of the dancer." - Sylvie Guillem

"A good dancer changes the way dancing was thought after he left the floor." - Donnie Burns

"The domain of the ballet dancer is not earth but air." - Lincoln Kirstein

"I was a tap dancer as a child, so I understand precision and repetition." - Elliott Gould

"The dancer will not belong to any nation but to all humanity." - Isadora Duncan

"Any man who looks like a sissy while dancing is just a lousy dancer." - Gene Kelly

"If you've got hips, you can't be a gymnast or dancer. That ruled me out." - Mia Hamm

"Pamela Anderson is a great dancer considering she can't see her feet." - David Letterman

"Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer" - Ronnie James Dio

"No one is born a dancer. You have to want it more than anything." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"The moon has become a dancer at this festival of LOVE." - Rumi

"If I was tall and blonde, I might have been a dancer or singer." - Agnes Varda

"I'm not a trained dancer, but I grew up in a culture that revolves around dance." - Shakira

"Now, 'Dasher!' now, 'Dancer!' now, 'Prancer' and 'Vixen!' On, 'Comet!' on, 'Cupid!' on, 'Donner' and 'Blitzen!'" - Clement Clarke Moore

"Freedom to a dancer means discipline. That is what technique is for - liberation." - Martha Graham

"It is this mission of the dancer to contribute to the betterment of all mankind." - Ruth St Denis

"He, perfect dancer, climbs the rope, And balances your fear and hope." - Matthew Prior

"Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer." - Louise Glu

"I try to imitate on the piano the leaps in space a dancer makes." - Cecil Taylor


"Many girls want to be carnal with me because I'm such a premium dancer." - Eugene Hutz

"I did not choose to be a dancer. I was chosen." - Martha Graham

"Lightness of movement is the cardinal demand one has to make on a dancer." - Frank Thiess

"Thinking is the biggest mistake a dancer could make. You have to feel." - Michael Jackson

"A good dancer is an educated one, so dont abandon school." - Deborah Bull

"As a dancer, I was always the physical comedy girl. I love it so much." - Anne Fletcher

"Forget the dancer, the center of the ego; become the dance. That is meditation." - Rajneesh

"With girls I get no respect. A belly dancer told me I turned her stomach." - Rodney Dangerfield

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

"I'm a terrible dancer! I dance like a guy who is trying to dance..." - Enrique Iglesias

"I've always been athletic and a dancer, so I love doing fight choreography." - Katrina Law

"My goal has always been to be a principal dancer with ABT." - Misty Copeland

"Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer." - Louise Gluck

"It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer." - Shanna LaFleur

"Dean Magraw so liquid, lyrical and effortless it's like listening to a dancer." - Steve Tibbetts

"O, high the happy bosom heaves When love is in the dancer!" - Witter Bynner

"Into a dancer you have grown from the seeds somebody else has sown" - Jackson Browne

"I'm not a good dancer, but I try. I don't really have the moves." - Jacob Dalton

"I am a singer and dancer, and I've been perfecting it for a lot of years." - Tony Danza

"I'm thought of as a cool, unemotional dancer, but inside I'm not." - Suzanne Farrell

"What's a dancer's worst enemy? Sometimes it's age, but sometimes it's the dancer themselves." - Karen Kain

"I used to hate my bottom because as a dancer, you're supposed to have nothing there." - Bonnie Langford

"I'm not a trained dancer - I know, I know, you're shocked, I'm sure." - Jessica Pare

"I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer." - Andy Warhol

"A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator." - Paul Valery

"We are a very typical Spanish family - a bullfighter, an actress, a flamenco dancer and singer!" - Paz Vega

"Growing up as a dancer, the stage is really where I love to be performance wise." - Jacob Artist

"I was an okay singer. I was an okay dancer. But acting? Never could do it." - Victoria Beckham

"You just can't take a crash course to be a tango dancer in a movie." - Robert Duvall

"They do say, the smaller the feet, the better the dancer." - Bruce Forsyth

"I was a dancer first, which made me realize how much I loved performing." - Maddie Hasson

"I was always going to be a dancer - I drifted into acting." - Francesca Annis

"No one can hand you anything as a dancer. You have to earn it." - Elizabeth Berkley

"You have to be a little crazy to be a dancer." - Elizabeth Berkley

"Since I became a dancer, I have felt much better about myself." - Margaret Cho

"I'm more of a freestyle dancer. I like to do my own thing." - Felicity Jones

"The comedian sticks as religiously to her theme as a dancer sticks to a diet." - Jo Brand

"If a ballet dancer falls over, it's knowing how to get out looking clumsy that counts." - Ritchie Blackmore

"I started out as a dancer, but gradually became more interested in music." - Ravi Shankar

"My personal trainer is an ex-dancer so we do a lot of ballet and jazz." - Rachel Stevens

"I was a ballet dancer growing up and that's what I was convinced I would be." - Candice Swanepoel

"Who a dancer is physically feeds into character for me. Always has." - Twyla Tharp

"If I didn't believe in myself as a dancer, I wouldn't choreograph." - Twyla Tharp

"I did community theater in Georgia and called myself a ballet dancer." - Laura Slade Wiggins

"I met my wife, Doreen, who was a dancer in the show." - Ernie Wise

"As a dancer, I love music that makes me want to move." - Carmen Electra

"I'm a pretty goofy person. I'm an awkward dancer, for instance, and a terrible singer." - Gillian Jacobs

"I've got no plans to be a ballet dancer at the moment." - Neil Patrick Harris

"My wife is the dancer, but I certainly know how to sing." - David Hasselhoff

"A good dancer is an educated one, so don't abandon school." - Deborah Bull

"I really wanted to be a dancer, actually. Michael Jackson inspired me a lot." - Charice Pempengco

"Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer." - Louise Gluck

"I actually was a ballet dancer - I studied ballet from three until 13 - but like very seriously, that's what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a contemporary ballet dancer. I wanted to go to Juilliard." - Solange Knowles

"Solo dancing does not exist: the dancer dances with the floor: add another dancer and you have a quartet: each dance with the other and each with the floor." - Steve Paxton

"People have asked me why I chose to be a dancer. I did not choose. I was chosen to be a dancer, and with that, you live all your life." - Martha Graham

"I set as my goal to be the best dancer I could be. Not the most famous, or the highest paid dancer, just the best I could be. Out of this discipline came great freedom and calm." - Suzanne Farrell

"Dancing is being trusted with other people's guts; choreographing is trusting other people with yours. When I choreograph I'm giving a dancer something to do and trusting the dancer to do it and build on it." - Judith Jamison

"I feel like I represent every young dancer, and even non-dancer, who felt they were not accepted by the ballet world. I'd like to think that they can see themselves in me." - Misty Copeland



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