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"...badly, playing the Missouri Waltz, or something." - Lauren Bacall

"Tap dancing all started with the old clog waltz." - Sammy Davis Jr

"I wrote and directed a movie called Two-Bit Waltz." - Clara Mamet

"I wrote and directed a movie called 'Two-Bit Waltz.'" - Clara Mamet

"The waltz can be sad and at the same time uplifting. You have to see life from both sides, and the waltz encapsulates that. If you're in my audience you give yourself to me and the waltz will grab you." - Andre Rieu

"My small experience on 'Dancing with the Stars' allowed me to slowly appreciate the Waltz and Viennese Waltz, but to see it in Vienna is something much different." - Apolo Ohno

"Outside the street's on fire in a real death waltz between what's flesh and what's fantasy." - Bruce Springsteen

"There are so many different versions of "Tennessee Waltz" and they're all so good." - Valerie June

"Why waltz with a guy for 10 rounds if you can knock him out in one?" - Rocky Marciano

"The waltz is the best of all dances. I see a vision of autumn leaves at Saint Cloud; - a cuirassiers' band playing a lovely waltz - we idly sipping frothy chocolate." - Alfred Munnings

"-'I don't see what good it's going to do for you to waltz back in there and-' -'Can I tango back in there, instead? So much sexier than the waltz." - Kiersten White

"Oh! there is an organ playing in the street - a waltz too! I must leave off to listen." - Lord Byron

"The truth is, I've been lucky. But just like the waltz, life has its own rhythm of rise and fall." - Len Goodman

"I know how to waltz because I used to teach ballroom dancing when I was in high school." - Christopher Gorham

"I wrote and directed a movie called 'Two - Bit Waltz'. We just wrapped. It was a blast, blast, blast." - Clara Mamet

"It is my personality alone that has brought back the waltz and made it a global craze." - Andre Rieu

"Endearing Waltz - to thy more melting tune Bow Irish jig, and ancient rigadoon. Scotch reels, avaunt! and country-dance forego Your future claims to each fantastic toe! Waltz - Waltz alone - both legs and arms demands, Liberal of feet, and lavish of her hands." - Lord Byron

"My kitchen linoleum is so black and shiny that I waltz while I wait for the kettle to boil. This pleasure is for the old who live alone." - Florida Scott-Maxwell

"I was exceedingly delighted with the waltz, and also with the polka. These differ in name, but there the difference ceases" - Mark Twain

"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

"You are not going to waltz in here and distract me with a clever phrase and a beguiling smile." "You think my smile is beguiling?" - Julia Quinn

"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 began to write a kind of waltz and in a little more than an hour I had the theme written." - Maurice Jarre

"While being the husband of uberstylist Rachel Zoe lets me waltz confidently into fashion shows with Rachel by my side, the VIP treatment usually stops there." - Rodger Berman

"It is a real piece of art if you can make a waltz sound like it is the easiest piece of music to play, because it's really not." - Andre Rieu

"The waltz is a very important part of my life. It's a very important way for me to express my positiveness, bringing humor to the world." - Andre Rieu

"My most difficult thing so far, to be brutally honest, has been to waltz as if I knew what I was doing." - Richard Roxburgh

"My kitchen linoleum is so black and shiny that I waltz while I wait for the kettle to boil. This pleasure is for the old who live alone." - Florida Scottmaxwell

"After the 'Last Waltz' concert, it just seemed very healthy to me to put making a record as far out of my mind as I possibly could." - Robbie Robertson

"Working on 'The Last Waltz' introduced me to Martin Scorsese, and I had been a movie bug since I was a young kid." - Robbie Robertson

"Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today, it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of waltz in the park back then." - Larry David

"By the time The Band did The Last Waltz, the chemistry had changed, and it wasn't a thrill anymore to live that studio kind of life." - Levon Helm

"William Waltz will take me through 'the buzz and clamor in a forest of hearts.' Adventures in the Lost Interiors of America is an adventure, I will go on this adventure with Waltz as a skillful, faithful, compass-true guide. I love this book." - James Tate

"My dream is to show the fire which comes out of the horses' nostrils; the dust which rises from their hooves. I want this to be an infernal waltz." - Rosa Bonheur

"You just have to work with your discomfort. It's challenging, but you have to dance the dance that the band's playing. You can't say: "I came here to Cha Cha and they're playing a Waltz, godammit!"" - Jeff Bridges

"Some waltz; some draw; some fathom the abyss Of metaphysics; others are content With music; the most moderate shine as wits, While others have a genius turn'd for fits." - Lord Byron

"Imperial Waltz! imported from the Rhine (Famed for the growth of pedigrees and wine), Long be thine import from all duty free, And hock itself be less esteem'd than thee." - Lord Byron

"The doctor used to tell me that every person about to die becomes a music box playing the melody that best describes his life, his character, and his hopes. For some, it's a popular waltz; for others, a march." - Patrick Modiano

"I have had, and may have still, a thousand friends, as they are called, in life, who are like one's partners in the waltz of this world -not much remembered when the ball is over." - Lord Byron

"You can either waltz boldly onto the stage of life and live the way you know your spirit is nudging you to, or you can sit quietly by the wall, receding into the shadows of fear and self doubt." - Oprah Winfrey

"I cut the scene out, but there was a moment where Christoph Waltz plays the piano in 'Django [Unchained]' - Jamie [Foxx] is a magnificent piano-player but there's never a moment where Django plays the piano." - Quentin Tarantino

"The street's on fire in a real death waltz Between what's flesh and what's fantasy Man, the poets down here don't write nothin' at all, They just stand back and let it all be" - Bruce Springsteen

"I don't give a damn about The Missouri Waltz but I can't say it out loud because it's the song of Missouri. It's as bad as The Star-Spangled Banner so far as music is concerned." - Harry S Truman

"For years after 'The Last Waltz,' I got all kinds of silly movie offers - or, maybe, not silly, but parts that are not my calling lots of offers to play some wonderful boyfriend." - Robbie Robertson

"You cannot imagine the wild enthusiasm that these two men created in Vienna. Newspapers went into raptures over each new waltz, and innumerable articles appeared about Lanner and Strauss." - Eduard Hanslick

"Where would I be without Johann Strauss's beautiful 'Blue Danube?' Without this piece of music I wouldn't be the man I am today. It's a tune that brings out the emotion in everyone and makes them want to waltz." - Andre Rieu

"For years after 'The Last Waltz,' I got all kinds of silly movie offers - or, maybe, not silly, but parts that are not my calling... lots of offers to play some wonderful boyfriend." - Robbie Robertson

"I don't give a damn about "The Missouri Waltz" but I can't say it out loud because it's the song of Missouri. It's as bad as "The Star-Spangled Banner" so far as music is concerned." - Harry S Truman

"When I did the video for "Piledriver Waltz," I was thinking about rodeo clowns, and how they're risking their lives just to keep an entire arena laughing. They're in danger!" - Caitlin Rose

"Marching onward, marching onward Marching to that lovely tune Marching onward, marching onward Happy as a bird in June Sliding onward, sliding onward Listen to that rag Hop and skip now do that slow, oh Do that slow drag Dance slowly, prance slowly Now you hear that pretty rag Dance slowly, prance slowly Now you do the real slow drag Waltz slowly, waltz slowly Listen to the ragtime Hop and skip Now do the slow, oh, do the slow drag" - Scott Joplin

"It didn't make any more sense to me then than it does now, how life can pile troubles up on a man what don't deserve them, while letting some of the biggest jackasses and scoundrels alive waltz their way through long, untroubled existences." - Caleb Carr

"Umm, correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you suppose to be dead? Currently being chased by two Cabals? You're waltzing around Vancouver, eating in restaurants?" (Ash)"Hell no," Corey said. "I never waltz. I do the fox-trot sometimes though." - Kelley Armstrong

"Country music is the combination of African and European folk songs coming together and doing a little waltz right here in the American south. They came together at some cotillion, and somebody snuck a black person into the room, and he danced with a white lady, and music was born." - Ketch Secor

"I was exceedingly delighted with the waltz, and also with the polka. These differ in name, but there the difference ceases - the dances are precisely the same. You have only to spin around with frightful velocity and steer clear of the furniture..." - Mark Twain

"And, my brothers, it was real satisfaction to me to waltz-left two three, right two three-and carve left cheeky and right cheeky, so that like two curtains of blood seemed to pour out at the same time, one on either side of his fat filthy oily snout in the winter starlight." - Anthony Burgess

"Among the numerous pleasures of Vienna the hotel evenings are famous. During supper Strauss or Lanner play waltzes...After every waltz they get huge applause; and if they play a Quodlibet, or jumble of opera, song and dance, the hearers are so overjoyed that they don't know what to do with themselves. It shows the corrupt taste of the Viennese public." - Frederic Chopin

"You have all this stuff going on in your head, like, 'I can't believe seven years has gone by, and I'm going to miss all these people.' And I'm like, 'Oh, by the way, Mick Jagger is to my right, and I just danced a waltz with him.' So there's that." - Kristen Wiig

"Time again for the waltz of smiles. Amazing how you sometimes make resolutions, tell yourself everything will be a certain way from now on, and then all it takes is a tiny movement of the lips to shatter your confidence in a certainty that seemed eternal." - David Foenkinos

"It did' make any more sense to me then than it does now, how life can pile troubles up on a man what do' deserve them, while letting some of the biggest jackasses and scoundrels alive waltz their way through long, untroubled existences." - Caleb Carr

"When it came to a lot of these German actors with the English, they just couldn't do it. They couldn't get the poetry out of it. They couldn't own it and make it their own. And they were struggling with it. And then, Christoph [Waltz] came in and I didn't know who Christoph was." - Quentin Tarantino

"We are waiting on a telegram to give us news of the fall I am sorry to report dear Paris is burning after all We have taken to the streets in open rejoice revolting We are dancing a black waltz - fair paris is burning after all." - St Vincent

"See it was like this when we waltz into this place. A couple of papish cats is doing an Aztec two-step And I says Dad let's cut but then this dame comes up behind me see and says you and me could really exist Wow I says Only the next day she has bad teeth and really hates poetry." - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"The message films that try to be message films always fail. Likewise with documentaries. The documentaries that work best are the ones that eschew a simple message for an odd angle. I found that one of the most spectacular films about the Middle East was 'Waltz With Bashir,' or 'The Gatekeepers,' or '5 Broken Cameras.'" - Alex Gibney

"String theory has the potential to show that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe - from the frantic dance of subatomic quarks to the stately waltz of orbiting binary stars; from the primordial fireball of the big bang to the majestic swirl of heavenly galaxies - are reflections of one, grand physical principle, one master equation." - Brian Greene

"Some days I would be there at ten in the morning and wouldn't leave till ten at night, and the others would waltz in for a couple of hours and then leave, because I was doing that painting thing. And they were happy to see that being done." - Lindsey Buckingham

"My mother played the piano and my father the violin, I can remember my dad teaching me how to waltz; I had my feet on his, my mother playing the piano, and my husband will tell you the lessons weren't very successful." - Quentin Bryce

"After all, this is how you learned how to walk. You didn't just jump up from your crib one day and waltz gracefully across the room. You stumbled and fell on your face and got up and tried again. At what age are you suddenly expected to know everything and never make any more mistakes? If you can love and respect yourself in failure, worlds of adventure and new experiences will open up before you, and your fears will vanish." - David D Burns

"When we were at school we were taught to sing the songs of the Europeans. How many of us were taught the songs of the Wanyamwezi or of the Wahehe? Many of us have learnt to dance the rumba, or the cha cha, to rock and roll and to twist and even to dance the waltz and foxtrot. But how many of us can dance, or have even heard of the gombe sugu, the mangala, nyang umumi, kiduo, or lele mama?" - Julius Nyerere

"Christoph Waltz is stunning, an insanely nice guy. He is not only a ridiculously good actor, he's also funny, helpful & a good colleague. I like his work ethic. I mean, the guy has won an Oscar and despite that he is receptive, open-minded & not the least bit snooty. Reese Witherspoon is the same. It may be the nicest cast that I have worked with yet." - Robert Pattinson

"Christoph Waltz is stunning, an insanely nice guy. He is not only a ridiculously good actor, he's also funny, helpful & a good colleague. I like his work ethic. I mean, the guy has won an Oscar and despite that he is receptive, open-minded & not the least bit snooty. Reese Witherspoon is the same. It may be the nicest cast that I have worked with yet." - Robert Pattinson

"The Russians were all really accommodating, and that made it really special. To be allowed in Catherine's Summer Palace...Lily [James] and I have this scene where we fall in love and we waltz up and down this enormous gold hall with thousands of candles and a live orchestra and 300 Russian extras. To do those scenes in situ really meant it was a once-in-a-lifetime job." - James Norton

"He who esteems the Virginia reel A bait to draw saints from their spiritual weal, And regards the quadrille as a far greater knavery Than crushing His African children with slavery, Since all who take part in a waltz or cotillon Are mounted for hell on the devil's own pillion, Who, as every true orthodox Christian well knows, Approaches the heart through the door of the toes." - James Russell Lowell

"I wouldn't want to be so presumptuous as to suggest what my neighbors should or shouldn't do. Great insights might come out of drug dealing and prostitution. I'm not qualified to say. Not that I would promote those practices. I just respect the complexity of their cultural ecosystem and think it would be pretty lame, not to mention fruitless, to waltz in with some kind of reformative agenda." - Kirsha Kaechele

"My Papa's Waltz: The whiskey on your breath Could make a small boy dizzy; But I hung on like death: Such waltzing was not easy. We romped until the pans Slid from the kitchen shelf; My mother's countenance Could not unfrown itself. The hand that held my wrist Was battered on one knuckle; At every step you missed My right ear scraped a buckle. You beat time on my head With a palm caked hard by dirt, Then waltzed me off to bed Still clinging to your shirt." - Theodore Roethke

"We caught the tread of dancing feet, We loitered down the moonlit street, And stopped beneath the harlot's house. Inside, above the din and fray, We heard the loud musicians play The 'Treues Liebes Herz' of Strauss. Like strange mechanical grotesques, Making fantastic arabesques, The shadows raced across the blind. We watched the ghostly dancers spin To sound of horn and violin, Like black leaves wheeling in the wind. Like wire-pulled automatons, Slim silhouetted skeletons Went sidling through the slow quadrille, Then took each other by the hand, And danced a stately saraband; Their laughter echoed thin and shrill. Sometimes a clockwork puppet pressed A phantom lover to her breast, Sometimes they seemed to try to sing. Sometimes a horrible marionette Came out, and smoked its cigarette Upon the steps like a live thing. Then, turning to my love, I said, 'The dead are dancing with the dead, The dust is whirling with the dust.' But she-she heard the violin, And left my side, and entered in: Love passed into the house of lust. Then suddenly the tune went false, The dancers wearied of the waltz, The shadows ceased to wheel and whirl. And down the long and silent street, The dawn, with silver-sandalled feet, Crept like a frightened girl." - Oscar Wilde



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