Famous Quotes About Dance

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Dancing is an expression of your soul. You don't need to know complicated steps to dance. You don't have to sashay across the room or spin your partner with finesse. If you enjoy dancing, you will be able to find your feet.

Dance to the rhythm of your heart, and you will feel happy, guaranteed. It doesn't matter whether you like jazz or waltz, jive or salsa. What matters is that your (literally) heart loves to dance. Dancing is one of the best forms of cardiovascular exercise. But dancing also helps the release of endorphins, the so-called happiness hormone. As Dave Barry said, "Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance." 

Even if the only time you can dance is when no one's watching (possibly the best time of all), these quotes can inspire you to let yourself feel the freedom of dance whether in your living room or on the dance floor. 

Alice Abrams

"In life as in dance: grace glides on blistered feet."

Albert Einstein

"Dancers are athletes of God."


"Let us read and let us dance, two amusements that will never do any harm to the world."

Jerome Robbins

"Dance is like life, it exists as you're flitting through it, and when it's over, it's done."

Martha Graham

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul."

Maya Angelou

"Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances."

George Carlin

"Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music."

Friedrich Nietzsche

"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying."

Vince Lombardi

"The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince."

Ginger Rogers

"I do everything the man does, only backward and in high heels!"

Edward Lear

"And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon."

Oprah Winfrey

"Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes and dance."

Merce Cunningham

"You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive."

Agnes de Mille

"To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on Earth, and it is yours for the taking."

Martha Graham

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