Dancer quotes

  • The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Relationship #Dancer #Effort

  • A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Dance #Dancer #Calves

  • I want one word on my tombstone - dancer.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Tombstone #Dancing #Dancer

  • Dancers aren't made of their technique, but their passion.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Passion #Dancer #Technique

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

    #Dancer #Way #Humans

  • I was a professional dancer before I was an actor.
    -- Alex Meraz

    #Dancer #Actors

  • In swimming at my level it's about control of the small movements. A good ballet dancer floats across the stage, the best sprinters virtually abolish gravity. All motion occurs in the right direction.
    -- Alexander Dale Oen

    #Swimming #Dancer #Ballet

  • Well, I am as much a cheerleader for President Obama as Sen. McConnell is a Chippendale dancer.
    -- Alison Lundergan Grimes

    #Dancer #President #Cheerleader

  • The young artist of today need no longer say 'I am a painter,' or 'a poet,' or 'a dancer.' He is simply an 'artist.' All of life will be open to him.
    -- Allan Kaprow

    #Artist #Dancer #Needs

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

    #Dance #Dancer #Pleasure

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

    #Dance #Dancer #Want

  • As a singer you're a great dancer.
    -- Amy Leslie

    #Dancer #Singers

  • Coming near him like a ballet dancer she took a leap towards him, and he, frightened by her vehemence, and fearing that she would crash against him, instinctively became absolutely rigid, and she felt herself embracing a statue.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dancer #Ballet #Vehemence

  • I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer.
    -- Andy Warhol

    #Dancer #Tap Dancers #Painter

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

    #Girl #Ghouls #Dancer

  • You hang around actors, or dancers, the minute you sneeze, everybody has a remedy, and we're all on a million different kinds of diets, and different kinds of things that we do for exercise.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Exercise #Dancer #Different

  • I always considered myself a dancer before anything else.
    -- Annette Funicello


  • 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

    #Dream #Dancer #Body

  • 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

    #Years #Dancing #Dancer

  • My goal is to be the best TV presenter, the best entertainer, the best singer. I still want to be the best dancer. I want to be the best at everything I do.
    -- Anton du Beke

    #Goal #Dancer #Tvs

  • Too many multi-vitamins are packaged as one size fits all, but you should be more specific about what you need. When I was competing as a dancer, I took zinc for healthy skin and immune system.
    -- Anton du Beke

    #Zinc #Dancer #Healthy

  • My only drive was to be the best dancer in the world, but I never won the world championship.
    -- Anton du Beke

    #Dancer #World #Championship

  • If haters hadn't made me angry and made me practice, I wouldn't have gotten this good.
    -- Bebe

    #Practice #Dancer #Made

  • If you want to join the ranks of the people who changed the game, change yourself and the people around you as well.
    -- Bebe

    #Games #People #Dancer

  • You can't help but be creative, we all are unique beings and have a unique story to tell from different walks of life.
    -- Bebe

    #Unique #Dancer #Creative

  • I've never danced professionally as a ballet dancer, but all of my training is ballet, and I am a Fosse dancer.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Dancer #Ballet #Training

  • Certainly the life of a dancer is very difficult. The training is very hard and relentlessly grueling.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Dancer #Training #Difficult

  • I've been on stage since I was 7. That's where I'd rather be than anywhere else. Just because you can do a bunch of things doesn't mean you are a bunch of things. I can act. I can sing. But I am a dancer
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Mean #Dancer #Stage

  • When you're a dancer who is injured, you are at the bottom of the food chain. We are so replaceable.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Dancer #Chains #Bottom

  • Wouldn't have pegged you for a dancer," he spoke to my mind "Funny, I would have pegged you for a stalker," I shot back.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Dancer #Mind #Spokes

    -- Ben Brantley

    #Artist #Dancer #Singers

  • 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

    #Dancer #Spirit #Afraid To Love

  • Swan Lake is the most difficult thing to portray for a female ballet dancer; it really requires such specific qualities of articulation, agility, strength, and the arm work is something that takes a lot of training.
    -- Benjamin Millepied

    #Lakes #Swans #Dancer

  • 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

    #Thinking #Dancer #Anorexia

  • As a dancer I couldn't outdance Ginger Rogers or Eleanor Powell. As a singer I'm no rival to Doris Day. As an actress I don't take myself seriously...I'm the girl the truck drivers love.
    -- Betty Grable

    #Girl #Dancer #Rivals

  • There was this long lovely dancer in a little club downtown, love to watch her do her stuff.
    -- Bob Seger

    #Long #Dancer #Lovely

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

    #Teaching #Kids #Dancer

  • I'm a singer who moves like a dancer.
    -- Bobby Darin

    #Moving #Dancer #Singers

  • I'm a terrible dancer! Oh, I'm an awful dancer!
    -- Bobby Orr

    #Dancer #Awful #Terrible

  • I think what really clicked for me was when I started booking commercials as a dancer... just being on set and seeing every element of production, it was magic to me.
    -- Bree Turner

    #Thinking #Dancer #Magic

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

    #Heart #Dancer #Soul

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

    #Dancer #Guy #Teach

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

    #Dancer #Broadway #Cheerleader

  • It's important for a dancer to wear very tight underpants. I used to feel a bit exposed if I wasn't being held up in the right place.
    -- Bruce Forsyth

    #Dancer #Important #Used

  • Little did I know that there's nothing more competitive in the world than a professional ballroom dancer. They are as competitive as Olympic athletes.
    -- Bruce Forsyth

    #Athlete #Dancer #World

  • They do say, the smaller the feet, the better the dancer.
    -- Bruce Forsyth

    #Feet #Dancer

  • Lady Gaga? She's cool! She works really hard. When we would have our dance rehearsals, she wasn't the singer that was like, 'Oh, I'll just stand in front.' She wanted to learn everything - she was doing the dance moves. She's a good dancer.
    -- Caity Lotz

    #Moving #Dancer #Rehearsal

  • 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

    #Dancer #Ballet #Beats

  • I was a ballet dancer growing up and that's what I was convinced I would be.
    -- Candice Swanepoel

    #Growing Up #Dancer #Ballet

  • A good dancer is one who listens to the musicWe dance the music not the steps. Anyone who aspires to dance never thinks about what he is going to do. What he cares about is that he follows the music. You see, we are painters. We paint the music with our feet..
    -- Carlos Gavito

    #Thinking #Feet #Dancer

  • As a dancer, I love music that makes me want to move.
    -- Carmen Electra

    #Moving #Dancer #Want

  • I'm glad I was born when I was. My time was the golden age of variety. If I were starting out again now, maybe things would happen for me, but it certainly would not be on a variety show with 28 musicians, 12 dancers, two major guest stars, 50 costumes a week by Bob Mackie. The networks just wouldn't spend the money today.
    -- Carol Burnett

    #Stars #Two #Dancer

  • I realized that performing was what I wanted to do when I did my first professional gig as a dancer with my company Synergy in Canada. I was overwhelmed with how it felt to perform in front of an audience.
    -- Catherine Mary Stewart

    #Dancer #Gigs #Canada

  • I really became convinced I wanted to tell the story of the real-life model for the Degas sculpture 'Little Dancer Aged 14,' which was unveiled in 1881, the Belle Epoque.
    -- Cathy Marie Buchanan

    #Real #Dancer #Sculpture

  • I try to imitate on the piano the leaps in space a dancer makes.
    -- Cecil Taylor

    #Piano #Space #Dancer

  • There are so many things I want to do. Like, I want to get an artist, a musician, a photographer, and a bunch of dancers that I know and just travel across Africa and just film it and just see what happens. Do and learn as much as I possibly can. Luckily, I have a lot more time.
    -- Channing Tatum

    #Artist #Dancer #Musician

  • Now, 'Dasher!' now, 'Dancer!' now, 'Prancer' and 'Vixen!' On, 'Comet!' on, 'Cupid!' on, 'Donner' and 'Blitzen!'
    -- Clement Clarke Moore

    #Christmas #Dancer #Vixens

  • When she goes about her kitchen duties, chopping, carving, mixing, whisking, she moves with the grace and precision of a ballet dancer, her fingers plying the food with the dexterity of a croupier.
    -- Craig Claiborne

    #Moving #Dancing #Dancer

  • If you're not messing up every now and then at practice, you're not doing anything above your ability to progress.
    -- Crazy Legs

    #Practice #Dancer #Progress

  • The floor is milk, churn it and make it butter.
    -- Crazy Legs

    #Dancer #Milk #Bboy

  • When I first moved to L.A. as a dancer, all I wanted to do was dance. I never even considered trying to act or direct.
    -- Cris Judd

    #Dancer #Trying #Firsts

  • The majority of people know me as a dancer, but they don't also know that I'm a director, a songwriter and a producer.
    -- Cris Judd

    #People #Dancer #Majority

  • Before I was an actor I was a break dancer, one of those street performers you see. I guess my introduction into the professional world of performing was a stint as back up dancer for Lionel Richie and I performed at the closing ceremony at the '84 Olympics.
    -- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

    #Dancer #World #Olympics

  • In November, the trees are standing all sticks and bones. Without their leaves, how lovely they are, spreading their arms like dancers. They know it is time to be still.
    -- Cynthia Rylant

    #Dancer #Tree #Lovely

  • Mum, who had been a dancer with a small ballet company before she got married, was full of encouragement. She didn't say, "This is really good, you should do this", She just encouraged us to do whatever we liked.
    -- Dannii Minogue

    #Encouragement #Dancer #Ballet

  • I have all these opinions about the dancers but they should be kept to myself. No one consults me. I keep asking to be invited to the dance tryouts but no one ever allows me there. I'll just say this: My general philosophy is that you can teach them to dance.
    -- Daryl Morey

    #Philosophy #Dancer #Asking

  • I fell in front of the SYTYCD dancers. I was tryin to do the twirl, and I bit it...pretty hard. Then Michael Johns made fun of me, and...
    -- David Cook

    #Fun #Dancer #Made

  • My wife is the dancer, but I certainly know how to sing.
    -- David Hasselhoff

    #Wife #Dancer #My Wife

  • The woman in charge of costuming assigned us our outfits and gave us a lecture on keeping things clean. She held up a calendar and said, "Ladies, you know what this is. Use it. I have scraped enough blood out from the crotches of elf knickers to last me the rest of my life. And don't tell me, 'I don't wear underpants, I'm a dancer.' You're not a dancer. If you were a real dancer you wouldn't be here. You're an elf and you're going to wear panties like an elf.
    -- David Sedaris

    #Real #Blood #Dancer

  • So I forcibly shove aside my prickles of pissed-off, which is easier than it sounds when millions of little sequined caffeine dancers are doing their big Broadway number on your internal stage. (Page 173)
    -- Deb Caletti

    #Numbers #Dancer #Pissed Off

  • I always recommend a sensible diet, including lots of carbohydrates and avoiding too much fat. Dancers don't need different fuel from other people - they just need more of it because they use more energy.
    -- Deborah Bull

    #People #Dancer #Energy

  • A good dancer is an educated one, so dont abandon school.
    -- Deborah Bull

    #School #Dancer #Educated

  • But you do have to start young as a dancer if you're going to achieve the physical skills necessary.
    -- Deborah Bull

    #Skills #Dancer #Achieve

  • As you get older, the physical abilities decrease, which is particularly frustrating because your brain gets so good! So as you are becoming less technically or physically able, younger dancers are emerging who need the space to perform.
    -- Deborah Bull

    #Space #Dancer #Brain

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

    #Thinking #Dancer #Might

  • Her professors were astonished by her leaps of thought, by the finesse and elegance of her insights. She arrived at hypotheses by sheer intuition and with what eventually one of her mentors described as an almost alarming speed; she was like a dancer, he said, out in the cosmos springing weightlessly from star to star. Drones, merely brilliant, crawled along behind with laborious proofs that supported her assertions.
    -- Deborah Eisenberg

    #Stars #Dancer #Intuition

  • Physical expression was my first language: Before I was an actor, I was a dancer, an acrobat, a mime and a street performer.
    -- Denis Lavant

    #Expression #Dancer #Actors

  • I've always been a bit of an orphan, because actors say, 'Well, he's more of a dancer.' And dancers say, 'No. He's really a singer.' And singers say, 'No. He's an actor.'
    -- Dick Van Dyke

    #Dancer #Actors #Singers

  • Originality is when you mix two things that haven't been mixed.
    -- DJ Marlboro

    #Two #Dancer #Originality

  • I also loved musicals because I was a dancer.
    -- Donna Mills


  • A good dancer changes the way dancing was thought after he left the floor.
    -- Donnie Burns

    #Dance #Dancing #Dancer

  • It was the only ambition I ever had - not to be a dancer or Hollywood movie star, but to be a housewife in a good marriage.
    -- Doris Day

    #Stars #Ambition #Dancer

  • More than anything, rave was an intentionally designed experience. The music, lighting, and ambience were all fine-tuned to elicit and augment altered states of consciousness. The rhythm of the music was precisely 120 beats per minute, the frequency of the fetal heart rate, and the same beat believed to be used by South American shamans to bring their tribes into a trance state. Through dancing together, without prescribed movements, or even partners, rave dancers sought to reach group consciousness on a level they had never experienced before.
    -- Douglas Rushkoff

    #Heart #Dancing #Dancer

  • Somewhere in there the grace of a ballet dancer joins with the strength of an SAS squaddie, the dignity of an ancient kind, the nerve of a bomb disposal officer...
    -- Eamon Dunphy

    #Soccer #Football #Dancer

  • Once you have made peace with the present moment, see what happens, what you can do or choose to do, or rather what life does through you. There are three words that convey the secret of the art of living, the secret of all success and happiness: One with Life. Being one with life is being one with Now. You then realize that you don't live your life, but life lives you. Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Art #Peace #Dancer

  • Being one with life is being one with Now. You then realize that you don't live your life, but life lives you. Life is the dancer, and you are the Dance.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Dancer #Live Your Life #Realizing

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

    #Dancer #Madagascar #Want

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

    #People #Dancer #Wish

  • A tap dancer is really a frustrated drummer.
    -- Eleanor Powell

    #Dancer #Frustrated #Tap Dancers

  • I get enough sleep. I take very good care of myself. Growing up as a dancer, you know your body so well, you know what to do to overcome something.
    -- Elizabeth Berkley

    #Growing Up #Sleep #Dancer

  • You have to be a little crazy to be a dancer.
    -- Elizabeth Berkley

    #Crazy #Dancer #Littles

  • No one can hand you anything as a dancer. You have to earn it.
    -- Elizabeth Berkley

    #Hands #Dancer

  • For me, as an actress, being a dancer has helped me. I've done it with my feet bloody.
    -- Elizabeth Berkley

    #Feet #Dancer #Actresses

  • I was embarrassed that I even wanted to become an actress because coming from L.A., with two older sisters in the business and a mom who had been a ballet dancer, it was such a cliche.
    -- Elizabeth Olsen

    #Mom #Two #Dancer

  • I was a tap dancer as a child, so I understand precision and repetition.
    -- Elliott Gould

    #Children #Dancer #Precision

  • My mom was a dancer, my dad's a singer and I've always had that kind of music in my life.
    -- Elvis Stojko

    #Mom #Dad #Dancer

  • I used to love to see Willie Pep and Ray Robinson. To me, the epitome of a great athlete is a great boxer. I just love the rhythm of seeing a man dance, slip punches. I loved the dancers and boxers. I would see them and be mesmerized.
    -- Emanuel Steward

    #Athlete #Men #Dancer

  • I already feel a bit annoyed at myself for writing screenplays. It's a bit, I don't know, model-singer-dancer-actress that went to a posh school. There's something too weirdly predictable about it.
    -- Emily Mortimer

    #Writing #School #Dancer

  • Let me tell you something: when you dance, you are the greatest dancer who has ever lived. And when you sing, you will have the courage to raise your voice to the heavens, knowing that you may never get an answer.
    -- Emma Forrest

    #Voice #Knowing #Dancer

  • If I had an extra 20 or 50 years physically, I could have been the dancer of my dreams. But I never became that dancer.
    -- Erik Bruhn

    #Dream #Years #Dancer