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Dancers Quotes


"I dance with the dancers." - Walt Whitman

"Dancers are made, not born." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"Usually I perform with dancers." - Grimes

"Dancers aren't pompous; they're too tired." - Jose Limon

"Dancers are both athletes and artists." - Margot Fonteyn

"My dancers are the real stars," - Michael Flatley

"Dancers are the messengers of the gods." - Martha Graham

"I'm really grateful for my dancers' discipline." - Teri Garr

"I very much like dance and dancers." - Issey Miyake

"Dancers are the athletes of God." - Albert Einstein

"I know that dancers, especially ballet dancers, can't do it forever." - Kelli Berglund

"Actors are born, good actors are trained. Dancers are born, good dancers are trained." - Mithun Chakraborty

"I don't ever use dancers, and when I do, it's literally, like, four break dancers." - Rita Ora

"Dancers dance through their pain I shrink from mine." - Mason Cooley

"Always the question for dancers is: Can we fly?" - Jean-Christophe Maillot

"Dancers aren't made of their technique, but their passion." - Agnes De Mille

"Dancers don't think about things; they just do them." - Heather Morris

"A Nation's character is typified by its dancers." - Confucius

"Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays." - George Balanchine

"dancers are allowed, indeed encouraged, to remain children forever ..." - Twyla Tharp

"Dancers do' think about things; they just do them." - Heather Morris

"At our most primitive we are storytellers and dancers." - Anne Lamott

"Beauty, like male ballet dancers, makes some men afraid." - Mordecai Richler

"The actual cheerleaders in our film are all Broadway dancers." - Brooke Langton

"I always want to have more dancers in my company." - Alvin Ailey

"Obviously, the young dancers lack a certain air of maturity." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times." - Agnes De Mille

"This is the strange thing: Dancers don't age." - Twyla Tharp

"There are a lot of things that dancers can do that actors cannot and actors can do that dancers cannot." - Wim Wenders

"Some dancers dream about successful careers...and some dancers wake up and do the hard work that's necessary to achieve them." - Grover Dale

"Some people seem to think that good dancers are born, but all the good dancers I have known are taught or trained.." - Fred Astaire

"I'm still trying to change the way people see black dancers that we can become delicate dancers, that we can be a ballerina," - Michaela DePrince

"Diaghilev was the first to notice good character dancers and that sort of thing." - Ninette De Valois

"I don't try to tell the dancers exactly what a dance means before they do it." - Martha Graham

"A person can be danced. In all continents the dancers carry little children on their shoulders." - Curt Sachs

"Real dancers are the ones who can hear the music in their soul." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"My kids have become wonderful dancers themselves and enjoy teaching just as much as I do." - Bobby Burgess

"To see the clothes in movement like that, to create for dancers, is special." - Isabel Toledo

"I don't rock for Cancer. I rock for cash, and the topless dancers." - Kid Rock

"If I ever have any back-up dancers, I want the penguins from Madagascar." - Ed Sheeran

"you...are...a...frige...with...wings...we...are...freaking...ballet...dancers!" - James Patterson

"People call me the painter of dancers, but I really wish to capture movement itself." - Edgar Degas

"Dancers work really hard, they don't make any money. It's hard." - Andie Macdowell

"I disagree with the idea that modern dancers are cold or unemotional." - Lucinda Childs

"The people that have inspired me the most were dancers and choreographers." - Jillian Hervey

"Making the ballet really taught me how to get things moving. Ballet dancers don't stand still." - Guy Maddin

"The houses are all gone under the sea. The dancers are all gone under the hill." - T S Eliot

"I smoke crack. I get all my dancers together and we do a prayer." - Jim Gaffigan

"Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye, but the dance lives on." - Michael Jackson

"Dancers, like all performing artists, like nothing better than to be challenged." - Karen Kain

"He was one of those earnest, persevering dancers-the kind that have taken twelve correspondence lessons." - P G Wodehouse

"In Chicago, I walked in knowing what the dancers were going to need." - Colleen Atwood

"Dancers are a work of art - they are the canvas on which their work is painted." - Patrick Duffy

"I don't date dancers, but I've always wanted to teach guys how to dance." - Briana Evigan

"I don't go to these places where there are belly dancers and this and that." - Jeff Goldblum

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion." - Martha Graham

"Some people are painters, and some are ballet dancers, and I'm a writer." - Alice Walker

"Backup dancers are completely respectable. They're the studio musicians of dance." - Mike Birbiglia

"Listen - I like musicals. Even when they're bad, there's a couple of dancers I can watch." - Richard Schiff

"I used to rely too much on arrangements and production, things like dancers and explosions." - Thalia

"My dancers expect me to deliver because my choreography represents their livelihood." - Twyla Tharp

"I find that dancers are only well trained in ballet these days." - Twyla Tharp

"When I'm getting ready for a tour, I'll work out with the dancers." - Janet Jackson

"My parents were opera singers and voice teachers, so growing up, I admired musicians and dancers." - Sandra Bullock

"I'm pretty gutsy. Dancers don't think about things; they just do them." - Heather Morris

"Like most dancers, I love lip stains! We hate gloss because hair gets stuck in it." - Heather Morris

"I look at the dancers and I get the inspiration for the work from them." - Graeme Murphy

"There's a line of dancers waiting to get into Sydney Dance Company." - Graeme Murphy

"I actually build my dreams around the dancers I've got in my company." - Graeme Murphy

"When World of Dance came around, what I really liked about it was it's from dancers for dancers. For me growing up as a dancer and becoming an actress, Jennifer Lopez really was this icon in that world to me." - Jenna Dewan

"I think the future of dance is where we came from, where the dancers are the stars and I see in the next ten years dancers being these huge stars and the movie musical coming back." - Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo

"We were tap-dancers but we put more style into it, more bodywork, instead of just footwork." - Harold Nicholas

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other." - Jack Handey

"Orange and speckled and fluted nudibranchs slide gracefully over the rocks, their skirts waving like the dresses of Spanish dancers." - John Steinbeck

"My choreography suits men very well, and the women who can do it are damn hard, strong dancers." - Paula Abdul

"I think most dancers would agree that the art of ballet chooses the dancer, not the other way around." - Kevin McKenzie

"I think classical ballet dancers dance on pointe because they're simultaneously touching the earth and reaching up to the skies" - Paulo Coelho

"Modern dancers should be doing things no one else is doing, and it should come from the gut.." - Twyla Tharp

"Participants in dance, both dancers and viewers, may experience catharsis and develop a sense of mastery or self-discovery." - Judith Lynne Hanna

"I closed my eyes to watch tiny dancers like jeweled birds cross the dark screen of my eyelids." - Janet Fitch

"When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire." - Angelina Jolie

"I haven't had a family, but I don't think of that as a sacrifice: my dancers are my family." - Judith Jamison

"After 'The Blues Brothers,' I wanted to do a good musical number with real dancers and shoot it correctly." - John Landis

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

"By the way, dancers are not human beings. How can you be human and do what they do?" - Alesha Dixon

"Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music." - Alvin Ailey

"Dancers are stripped enough onstage. You don't have to know more about them than they've given you already." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"One of our problems is our sense of discipline - dancers have an extraordinary sense of self-discipline." - Siobhan Davies

"Ideally if I settled down with a wife I would love to form my own troupe of mini dancers!" - Michael Flatley

"I'd say the only time I ever get nervous is around great ballet dancers or people I really admire." - Dita Von Teese

"For me rappers and dancers are poets and artists and often times the most interesting performances are given by them." - Ice Cube

"Ballet Hispanico is far from Irish, and, though it has strong dancers, its Spanishness has always left me unconvinced." - Robert Gottlieb

"My songs aren't bubble gum pop dance songs and I don't have background dancers on every single song." - Avril Lavigne

"People strangely revere dance. They see it as another world, and dancers are somehow mysterious - just because they don't speak." - Matthew Bourne

"If I can play one note and make you cry, then that's better than those fancy dancers playing twenty notes." - Robbie Robertson

"I love the noise of my wooden clogs on my wooden floor. Dancers wear clogs. They're good for you." - Carine Roitfeld

"Modern dancers should be doing things no one else is doing, and it should come from the gut." - Twyla Tharp

"Because muscle is heavier than fat, dancers weigh more than you might think, but they are usually very lean." - Deborah Bull

"I sent 200, 300 of the clothes that I had made, and the dancers chose what they liked." - Issey Miyake

"You...are...a...fridge...with wings,' Fang ground out, punching an Eraser hard with every word. 'We're...freaking...ballet...dancers." - James Patterson

"It's important to get well-rounded right off the bat. A lot of experienced dancers can get pigeonholed into one thing. I've been hired for a lot of different gigs simply because I can do a lot of different things with different levels of dancers. And it's sad to me that some dancers don't do more." - Mandy Moore

"Dancers work and live from the inside. They drive themselves constantly producing a glow that lights not only themselves but audience after audience." - Murray Louis

"Young dancers are training at a very vulnerable time in their lives... So train the whole person, not just the dancer." - Deborah Bull

"People tend to look at dancers like we are these little jewels, little cardboard cut outs, and yet we have blood and guts and go through Hell." - Susan Jaffe

"All women are born dancers in the sense that natural movement becomes their body and grows out of their instinctive feeling for womanhood, motherhood and tenderness." - Nelly Mazloum

"There's something great about terrible westerns. They look like gay dancers and bad, overwrought dialogue and overacting, black and white sped up horses." - Alec Sulkin

"Most dancers have no awareness of how they look; half of them think theyre fat. There is anorexia in the ballet world; there are those things." - Benjamin Millepied

"Someone is dead. Even the trees know it, those poor old dancers who come on lewdly, all pea-green scarfs and spine pole." - Anne Sexton

"All dancers are, by and large, a photographer's dream. They communicate with their bodies and they are trained to be completely responsive to a collaborative situation." - Annie Leibovitz

"Human nature is so weak that the honest men who have no religion make me fret with their perilous virtue, as rope-dancers with their dangerous equilibrium." - Francis de Gaston, Chevalier de Levis

"And even this heart of mine has something artificial. The dancers have sewn it into a bag of pink satin, pink satin slightly faded, like their dancing shoes." - Edgar Degas

"Hey, boss. Where are you?" she asked. "I just picked up something to eat. What about professional belly dancers?" "Um, I don't know, maybe with horseradish." - Darynda Jones

"Hey, boss. Where are you?" she asked. "I just picked up something to eat. What about professional belly dancers?" "Um, I don't know, maybe with horseradish." - Darynda Jones

"He stared up at the stars: and it seemed to him then that they were dancers, stately and graceful, performing a dance almost infinite in its complexity." - Neil Gaiman

"Kind are her answers, But her performance keeps no day; Breaks time, as dancers. From their own Music when they stray." - Thomas Campion

"Dancers today can do anything; the technique is phenomenal. The passion and the meaning to their movement can be another thing." - Martha Graham

"Human nature is so weak that the honest men who have no religion make me fret with their perilous virtue, as rope-dancers with their dangerous equilibrium." - Pierre Marc Gaston de Levis

"Hey, boss. Where are you?" she asked. "I just picked up something to eat. What about professional belly dancers?" "Um, I do' know, maybe with horseradish." - Darynda Jones

"If we could be pure dancers in spirit we would never be afraid to love, and we would love with strength and wisdom." - Ben Okri

"How many impressionist painters painted the same damned thing? How many actors have played the same part in renditions of a play or dancers do the same dances," - Paul Provenza

"All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists and dancers and singers and poets. All that gets buried, basically through being educated, or brainwashed." - William T. Wiley

"Ballet's image of perfection is fashioned amid a milieu of wracked bodies, fevered imaginations, Balkan intrigue and sulfurous hatreds where anything is likely, and dancers know it." - Shana Alexander

"We've always just gotten up there and played. We don't have any dancers, we don't have all that stuff going on, we just get up there and play." - Lenny Kravitz

"No person can ever know everything that is in the heart of another. We are all Face Dancers in our souls." - Brian Herbert

"All dancers have a cumulative tendency, because each beat of the tom-tom has an almost irresistible appeal. Soon, those who were just spectators would dance too." - Camara Laye

"People call me the painter of dancing girls. It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes." - Edgar Degas

"Learning ballet is wonderful for children even if they never become dancers. It is wonderful because it teaches discipline, grace, and manners." - Anna Paskevska

"It's a beautiful sight to see good dancers doing simple steps. It's a painful sight to see beginners doing complicated patterns." - Dodie Smith

"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

"But I still show up for gentleman practice in the company of lead dancers, hoping their grace will get stuck in my shoes." - Buddy Wakefield

"Storyless is not abstract. Two dancers on the stage are enough material for a story; for me, they are already a story in themselves" - George Balanchine

"And the dancing has begun now, And the dancers whirl round gaily In the waltz's giddy mazes, And the ground beneath them trembles." - Heinrich Heine

""You're next, after the feather dancers." And you had to get their attention, because otherwise people would go, "Oh, a poet." You really have to learn." - Sandra Cisneros

"America now has more and better dancers than they have ever had in the history of the country, but that won't account for the public wants to see." - Gene Kelly

"The diagonal gives a three-dimensional feeling to dancers that cannot be achieved when they are only front and back. On the diagonal, more movement is automatically visible." - Lucinda Childs

"Writing is an art like other arts. Dancers don't dance every once in a while. Musicians don't stop practicing. They are dedicated to what they do." - Theodora Goss

"I think there's something about dancers, they never ever forget where they come from. They never get grand, no matter what success they have." - Ruthie Henshall

"The wind is rising on the sea, The windy white foam-dancers leap; And the sea moans uneasily, And turns to sleep, and cannot sleep." - Arthur Symons

"Felicity and I watch the dancers moving as one. They spin about like the earth on it's axis, enduring the dark, waiting for the sun." - Libba Bray

"The wind is rising on the sea,The windy white foam-dancers leap;And the sea moans uneasily,And turns to sleep, and cannot sleep." - Arthur Symons

"It's great that ballroom dancing is being recognised. For many years ballroom dancers were misunderstood and other dance forms didn't want anything to do with us." - Anton Du Beke

"I grew up in a crazy, gypsy-like household of actors, dancers and loony Broadway people. It was their way of life, and I didn't know anything else." - James Badge Dale

"In a big Bollywood romantic film, taking my shirt off and spreading the hand towards the mountain with dancers behind me are not my cup of tea." - Vir Das

"Dancers use their bodies in extraordinary ways, so we are chronically pre-arthritic, because of how we use our muscles and our bones." - Judith Jamison

"I'm very smart when it comes to choosing dancers and trying to show the world that there's a whole lot of dancing going on." - Judith Jamison

"I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers." - Walt Whitman

"There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish." - Warren Bennis

"They improve greatly, and sometimes I go and see the performances they do and I am consciously aware that there isn't enough work for the good dancers." - Siobhan Davies

"You see, dancers are quite mature people because they start performing so early. They become professionals when they start to take everyday classes." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"Dancers carry themselves in completely different ways to how we do in our everyday lives. They are very free with their bodies which I'm not used too." - Kristin Cavallari



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