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Dancing In Church Quotes


"I believe in dancing." - Robert Fulghum

"Growing up in Jamaica, the Pentecostal church wasn't that fiery thing you might think. It was very British, very proper. Hymns. No dancing. Very quiet. Very fundamental." - Grace Jones

"Fluttering and dancing in the breeze." - William Wordsworth

"We're all dancing in the darkness." - Traci Lords

"No talent lies in my dancing." - Emilia Clarke

"Dancing is the last word in life. In dancing one draws nearer to oneself." - Jean Dubuffet

"I love dancing; I adore salsa dancing and wish I could be in a Broadway chorus." - Mary Gordon

"I was reared in the church, in the Presbyterian Church." - Billy Graham

"Music originally had a social function. You were in church, in a concert hall, a marching band; you were dancing. I'm concerned that music could be too separated from its roots and just become a pleasure-giving experience, like a drug." - Oliver Sacks

"The emperor is in the Church, not about the Church." - Ambrose

"The emperor is in the Church, not above the Church." - Saint Ambrose

"The Church in England is the Church of England." - Joseph Barber Lightfoot

"I know I always say my occupation is not dancing, but dancing is in my heart, dancing makes me feel good." - Lil' Kim

"If the church is what it should be, young people will be there. But they will not just 'be there' - they will be there with the blowing of horns and the clashing of high-sounding cymbals, and they will come dancing with flowers in their hair." - Francis Schaeffer

"Arthur Murray taught me dancing in a hurry." - Johnny Mercer

"In singing and dancing is the voice of the Law." - Hakuin Ekaku

"I see wings dancing around me Beleive in your dreams." - Emma Watson

"Dancing: The Highest Intelligence in the Freest Body." - Isadora Duncan

"You may make love in dancing as well as sitting." - Aphra Behn

"Dancing is a spiritual exercise in a physical form." - Merce Cunningham

"We are all shitty little snowflakes dancing in the universe." - Lewis Black

"I'm a slave for you. Dancing in the dark." - Britney Spears

"I worked as a singing, dancing busgirl in high school." - Rutina Wesley

"In my 50s I'll be dancing at my children's weddings." - Michael J Fox

"Dancing and acting satisfy me in different ways." - Julianne Hough

"Jassie, guess what I'm dancing in!' 'I don't know, a bowl?' 'Non... I am dancing in my Nuddy-pants!" - Louise Rennison

"Dancing in the strip club, Not the dancing, but the being naked was excruciatingly scary for me." - Mary Steenburgen

"I started dancing when I was 3 in Toledo, Ohio, and started hip-hop dancing at the age of 7." - Alyson Stoner

"Laughter is more sacred than prayer, dancing more spiritual than chanting mantras, loving existence more cosmic than going to a church." - Rajneesh

"The Christian church was born in song." - Ralph P. Martin

"I was always laughing in church." - Tom Waits

"All instruments sound fantastic in a church." - Colin Meloy

"My father started me singing in church." - Deforest Kelley

"I was raised in the church." - Kenny Rogers

"Hey, I was raised in the church." - Cheech Marin

"The church is in the hope business." - John Ortberg

"Interpreting the dance: young women in white dancing in a ring can only be virgins; old women in black dancing in a ring can only be witches; but middle-aged women in colors, square dancing...?" - Mason Cooley

"If we admit instrumental musick in the worship of God, how can we resist the imposition of all the instruments used among the ancient Jews?-yea, dancing as well as playing, and several other Judaic actions? or, how can we decline a whole rabble of church-officers, necessary to be introduced for instrumental musick, whereof our Lord Jesus Christ hath left us no manner of direction?" - Cotton Mather

"If we admit instrumental musick in the worship of God, how can we resist the imposition of all the instruments used among the ancient Jews?-yea, dancing as well as playing, and several other Judaic actions? or, how can we decline a whole rabble of church-officers, necessary to be introduced for instrumental musick, whereof our Lord Jesus Christ hath left us no manner of direction?" - Cotton Mather

"I can see lights in the distance trembling in the dark cloak of night Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing a waltz on All Souls Night." - Loreena McKennitt

"I can see lights in the distance Trembling in the dark cloak of night Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing A waltz on All Souls Night." - Loreena McKennitt

"Anything worthwhile is hard, and dancing is very hard, and if you've ever studied dancing of any kind you'd know that to be in precision, three people dancing together." - Debbie Reynolds

"Let there be dancing in the streets, drinking in the saloons, and necking in the parlor." - Groucho Marx

"Not everything in church is truth ... And not all truth turns up in church." - Faith Sullivan

"I grew up in the church. I was raised in the church." - Quinton Aaron

"In fact, my parents were church people; my father was a deacon in the church." - Tina Turner

"But it is never over; nothing ends until we want it to. Look, in shattered midnights, On black ice under silver trees, We are still dancing, dancing." - Gwendolyn MacEwen

"You're dressed for dancing," she said in her throaty stage voice. "Being undressed for dancing occured to me, but I didn't think Merris would like it." - Sarah Rees Brennan

"Paris is the happiest city in the world tonight. All Paris is dancing in the streets." - Larry LeSueur

"You don't go dancing in the day. You don't go golfing in the night." - Mark Mckinney

"Growing up in Boston and dancing in the streets, you see a lot of things." - Danny Wood

"Well, I was going to school in Germany. And in my free time I was dancing." - Heidi Klum

"Though you see a Church-man ill, yet continue in the Church still." - George Herbert

"Where Christ erecteth his church, the divell in the same church-yarde will have his chappell." - Richard Bancroft

"I'm happiest in an empty church. I love the smell of a church." - Michael Patrick King

"Anne came dancing home in the purple winter twilight across the snowy places." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Unannounced changes in life's itinerary are like dancing lessons from God." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Be fully in the moment,open yourself to the powerful energies dancing around you." - Ernest Hemingway

"We are dancing in the hollow of nothingness. We are one flesh, but separated like stars." - Henry Miller

"Dancing is the only activity in which almost all ages and both sexes participate." - Margaret Mead

"Every day I count wasted in which there has been no dancing." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Singing and dancing alone will not advance one in the world." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Intoxication is calculated to put heart into the elderly and give them delight in dancing." - Michel De Montaigne

"To many a youth and many a maid, dancing in the chequer'd shade." - John Milton

"She'll make you take your clothes off and go dancing in the rain." - Ricky Martin

"I want to see peace dancing in the heart of every human being." - Prem Rawat

"In this court the parties changed positions as nimbly as if dancing a quadrille." - Robert H. Jackson

"Thinking has to be learned in the way dancing has to be learned." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Jamaica is so musical, diverse and so extreme, from people singing in the streets to dancing." - Kreesha Turner

"Dancing together in kirtans can help us develop friendships that no Mediation Therapy can." - Radhanath Swami

"You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good." - Edwin Denby

"Daylight, full of small dancing particles. Can you see them when I whisper in your ear?" - Rumi

"Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings, we are only seeing singing Hitlers." - Mel Brooks

"If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it" - Isadora Duncan

"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love." - Jane Austen

"Ballroom is two people dancing together to music, touching in perfect harmony." - Anton Du Beke

"Disco dancing is just the steady thump of a giant moron knocking in an endless nail." - Clive James

"The people on the train with me don't know it, but in my head I'm dancing." - Wendy Mass

"Some people come in and really freak. There's movement everywhere, even a dancing housekeeper!" - Tom Bergeron

"Dancing - however you do it, even if it's in your living room - is a great workout." - Ciara

"But in reality we are accompanied by the whole dancing universe." - Ruth St Denis

"I'm always singing and dancing and getting up in people's faces." - Taye Diggs

"I love dancing in general and making girls dance. My generation doesn't do it enough." - Jean Dujardin

"Nothing burns more calories than dancing in 5-inch heels... try it!" - Ariana Grande

"When I was a teeny little girl, I was in dancing school, and I sang." - Doris Day

"It's hard thinking about Iraq at night when I'm dancing with transvestites in the afternoon." - Jerry Springer

"When you are a kid, you find so much comfort in dancing. I was comforted." - Wendy Whelan

"I had to do a lot of dancing in 'Queens of Country.'" - Lizzy Caplan

"The first rule to living in America is 'Stop tap dancing, you fool!'." - Ryan Stiles

"I love dancing. It's one of my favorite things in the whole world." - Allison Williams

"In dancing with the enemy one follows his steps even if counting under one's breath." - Breyten Breytenbach

"I was a clubber in the Nineties. I went dancing every week." - Grant Morrison

"How can you practice dancing in an airplane? There's a law against it." - George Murphy

"I'm a little more shy and not comfortable dancing in front of a large crowd." - Kim Kardashian

"Is the Church of England an Anglican church? The church did not start in Canterbury, the church did not start in Rome. Whether Canterbury is Anglican or not is immaterial. We are Anglicans. They are the Church of England." - Peter Akinola

"My brother became so enamored with that film [West Side Story], that he started taking tap-dancing lessons, and I followed him and started tap dancing, and my mother and father started tap dancing - I was in a class with my family, tap dancing!" - Marisa Tomei

"The church is in Christ, as Eve was in Adam." - Richard Hooker

"On Saturday night, I would see men lusting after half-naked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing organ for tent-show evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, I would see these same men sitting in the pews with their wives and children, asking God to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires. And the next Saturday they'd be back at the carnival or some other place of indulgence. I knew then that the Christian church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man's carnal nature will out no matter how much it is purged or scoured by any white-light religion." - Anton Szandor LaVey

"[M]an has been accustomed, ever since he was a boy, to having a dozen incompatible philosophies dancing about together inside his head. He doesn't think of doctrines as primarily "true" or "false," but as "academic" or "practical," "outworn" or "contemporary," "conventional" or "ruthless." Jargon, not argument, is your best ally in keeping him from the Church. Don't waste time trying to make him think that materialism is true! Make him think it is strong or stark or courageous-that it is the philosophy of the future. That's the sort of thing he cares about." - C S Lewis

"Surfing is attitude dancing." - Gerry Lopez

"Dancing cheek to cheek." - Irving Berlin

"I love dancing." - Juan Pablo Galavis

"I love dancing!" - Jessie Ware

"I adore dancing." - Vivien Leigh

"I just love dancing." - Usain Bolt

"I just dig dancing." - Marc Bolan

"I love dancing." - Baz Luhrmann

"I thought lacrosse was what you find in la church." - Robin Williams

"Maybe you are the key to revival in your church." - Leonard Ravenhill

"That's so cute! They have birdbaths in the church!" - Hilary Duff

"Art in the Church fundamentally exists for evangelization" - Pope Francis

"You stand out like a fart in a church." - James Patterson

"You can't save souls in an empty church." - David Ogilvy

"You will find God in the church of your choice." - Bob Dylan

"Turn in your guns at your local church" - Chuck Baldwin

"In such a fearful world, we need a fearless church" - C S Lewis

"Singing is really where I got my start in church." - Danny Gokey

"Any opportunity to serve in the Church is a blessing." - Lance B. Wickman

"Integrating in the Church doesn't mean receiving communion." - Pope Francis

"I kissed her.... It was like being in church." - James M Cain

"In the visible church the true Christians are invisible." - Proverbs

"I once dieted so religiously I quit eating in church." - Zig Ziglar

"God is sufficient in all ages for His church." - John Nelson Darby

"I actually spoke in an African-American church yesterday." - Howard Dean

"Publicly leading a church in prayer deserves thoughtful preparation." - Kevin Deyoung

"I just wanted to sing, in church or wherever." - George Jones

"All politics are local, and so in church." - Greg Boyle

"My first solo was in church when I was five." - Suzy Bogguss

"I never heard a Christian sermon preached in a church." - Lincoln Steffens

"I've been singing forever; I grew up singing in church." - Sevyn Streeter

"I believe in the separation of church and planet." - Eric Idle

"I'm not denouncing the church, and I'm not interested in people who want me to denounce the church. It's not a church worthy of denouncing." - Barack Obama

"Leadership in church is one of the biggest challenges that the Church is facing because without strong leadership, the church rarely lives out its redemptive potentials." - Bill Hybels

"There's nobody who doesn't have problems with the church, because there's sin in the church. But there's no other place to be a Christian except the church." - Eugene H Peterson

"We're not opposed to Catholics having pride in their church, but that doesn't mean that every church that doesn't join them isn't a church." - Pope Shenouda Iii

"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine

"In a smaller church your pastoring sets up your preaching. In a larger church your preaching sets up your pastoring." - Timothy Keller

"It is better to think of church in the ale-house than to think of the ale-house in church." - Martin Luther

"If the presence of God is in the church, the church will draw the world in. If the presence of God is not in the church, the world will draw the church out." - Charles Grandison Finney

"Beating Newt Gingrich in a popularity contest is like beating Stephen Hawking in 'Dancing with the Stars.'" - Bill Maher

"Good-breeding is as necessary a quality in conversation, to accomplish all the rest, as grace in motion and dancing." - William Temple

"The high ideals and promises you once dressed the future in are dancing in the embers with the wind." - Jackson Browne

"A nation with their freezers full are dancing in their seats, while outside another nation is sleeping in the streets." - Billy Bragg

"They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains in their feet than in their head." - Terence

"Dancing brings an endlessness in which nothing matters but to go on dancing - in a room, till the walls disappear - in the open, till the sky, moving as you dance, seems to cleave and let you through." - Dorothy Richardson

"I was more of a dancing kid than a singing kid. I mean, I sang in school choirs and I sang in school musicals, but I was much more interested in dancing than singing." - Madonna Ciccone

"One thing and one thing alone keeps us from complete decay in this hour - the church, the true Church." - Leonard Ravenhill

"The National Catholic Register's coverage of the Church universal, and the Church in our own country, is splendid." - Timothy M. Dolan

"A missional church is a church that must live the dialectic. It must stay in the journey." - Alan Hirsch



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