Bill T. Jones quotes

  • The body is a reservoir of all sorts of tensions and dark forces. And it's also the potential source of amazing energy. This thing wants to live. It is a powerful engine. The brain (is) a reservoir of images, dreams, fears, associations, language. And its potential we can't even begin to understand. Movement begins to negotiate the distance between the brain and the body and it can be surprising what we learn about each other.
    -- Bill T. Jones

    #Dance #Dream #Powerful

  • We are part of each other and part of something bigger than our own egos. An artist should... bring into the world some vision. Dancers should ask, "What is their work in the service of?"
    -- Bill T. Jones

    #Dance #Artist #Ego

  • We all agree that marriage is a fundamental right. And in our country, and in our society, there are no second-class citizens.
    -- Bill T. Jones

    #Country #Class #Citizens

  • Slavery is a memory of something we cannot remember, and yet we cannot forget.
    -- Bill T. Jones

    #Memories #Slavery #Remember

  • When I am in pain, I must know that beauty always has been and always will be. This is as close to eternity as I need to be.
    -- Bill T. Jones

    #Pain #Needs #Eternity

  • Art - when it is really doing what it should do - teaches abstract thinking; it teaches teamwork; it teaches people to actually think about things that they cannot see.
    -- Bill T. Jones

    #Teamwork #Art #Thinking

  • This is what I call participation in the world of ideas. That is what art-making is.
    -- Bill T. Jones

    #Art #Ideas #World

  • There are female artists I can look at that I find more in common with than the male artists, because they're blending the pop, dance and theatricality... but currently there aren't a lot of guys who go there.

  • Toe dancing is a dandy attention getter, second only to screaming.

  • I dream of a true husband—a good man, not a brute, nor a champion of men on the battlefield; I dream but of a gentle man, one who neither speaks too loud nor ignores evil. I pray for such a like-minded mate, who will be ever for me like harmony to music, virtue to the soul, prosperity to the state, and forethought to the universe.

  • Doing Shakespeare in the Park has always been a dream. Everyone else says Hamlet, but I want to play Romeo.

  • But dreams change. Fate has a way showing you paths you want more.

  • Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.

  • If you want to shine like the sun, first burn like the sun.

  • The Earth is the most powerful and energetic planet.

  • No matter how powerful, countries cannot rule the whole world. The world is ruled by brains, by justice, by morals and by fairness.

  • We need to move beyond the demonisation of overpaid traders ... In finance and economics, ill-designed policy is a more powerful force for harm than individual greed or error.