Dancing quotes

  • Oh, 'tis jesting, dancing, drinking Spins the heavy world around.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Dance #Drinking #Dancing

  • The buzz you get when you're playing a song and everyone is screaming and dancing and what have you and singing along is incredible.
    -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    #Song #Dancing #Singing

  • Dancing and music were my first love. I was happiest at being a chorus boy.
    -- Adam Shankman

    #First Love #Boys #Dancing

  • Prom has all the elements of a popular story. It reeks of all-Americanness, tension, drama. It has romance. Pretty dresses. Dancing. Limos. High school. Coming of age.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Drama #School #Dancing

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

    #Tombstone #Dancing #Dancer

  • Toe dancing is a dandy attention getter, second only to screaming.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Dance #Dancing #Attention

  • A man screaming is not a dancing bear. Life is not a spectacle.
    -- Aime Cesaire

    #Men #Dancing #Bears

  • I knew I was happy when I was dancing.
    -- Ajay Naidu


  • All due respect and trying to be as modest as I can be, I am a dancer. But I don't think I would be on 'Dancing with the Stars,' mainly because I would be too shy.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Stars #Thinking #Dancing

  • When I am asked about influences, I always say I bow down to Fred Astaire, because when you look at him dancing you never look at his extremities, do you? You look at his centre. What you never see is the hours of work that went into the routines, you just see the breathtaking spirit and freedom.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Dancing #Looks #Bows

  • On the screen were some flashback shots of Daniel, Emma and Rupert from ten years ago. They were 12. I have also recently returned from New York, and while I was there, I saw Daniel singing and dancing (brilliantly) on Broadway. A lifetime seems to have passed in minutes.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #New York #Years #Dancing

  • Water, the Hub of Life. Water is its mater and matrix, mother and medium. Water is the most extraordinary substance! Practically all its properties are anomolous, which enabled life to use it as building material for its machinery. Life is water dancing to the tune of solids.
    -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

    #Mother #Dancing #Water

  • Life is water, dancing to the tune of solids.
    -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

    #Life #Dancing #Water

  • I am taking belly dancing now. My hips are double-jointed, so I can do it really easily.
    -- Alexa Vega

    #Dance #Dancing #Hips

  • I love dancing and the salsa is just so sexy.
    -- Alexa Vega

    #Sexy #Dancing #Salsa

  • Others import yet nobler arts from France, Teach kings to fiddle, and make senates dance.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Art #Kings #Dancing

  • Oh! if to dance all night, and dress all day, Charm'd the small-pox, or chas'd old age away; . . . . To patch, nay ogle, might become a saint, Nor could it sure be such a sin to paint.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Night #Dancing #Age

  • When we were shooting in Shreveport, me and a couple of friends went down to Lafayette, because they had a big Zydeco music festival down there. We spent two days dancing to Zydeco music, eating fried alligator... It was one of the craziest festivals I've ever been to in my life, but I loved it.
    -- Alexander Skarsgard

    #Couple #Two #Dancing

  • Because she knows what it's like to live in a world of black, and black, and the tiny bit of white, but when she escaped it, she didn't find the rainbow of colors, the dresses, the singing, the dancing. She only found ugliness.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Color #White #Dancing

  • Happy, happy, happy for all that God hath done, Glad of all the little leaves dancing in the sun.
    -- Alfred Noyes

    #Dancing #Sun #Done

  • The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest; always there will be the exhilaration of the summits. These are for the seeking, and those who seek and find while there is still time will be blessed both in mind and body.
    -- Alfred Wainwright

    #Lonely #Blessed #Dancing

  • It's a bit like school camp, shooting a film. Everyone's on heat. It's a strange energy. It's full of adrenalin. I funnel my excess energy in funny little ways. I do a lot of dancing in my trailer. I love music.
    -- Alice Englert

    #School #Dancing #Energy

  • Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Hard Times #Dancing #Proof

  • Honestly, my favorite kind of dancing is just lettin' loose. There's something great about the carefree flinging of your body to great music. It can be so joyous.
    -- Alison Brie

    #Dancing #Body #Kind

  • Dancing well is the best revenge
    -- Allegra Kent

    #Revenge #Dancing #Best Revenge

  • One out of forty American men wears women's clothing. We've had more than forty presidents. One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress.
    -- Allison Janney

    #Men #Dancing #Office

  • Dancing. Come on. You can do it. It's a lot like navigating through a laser grid. It requires rhythm.' He moved her hips to the beat of the distant music. 'And patience.' He spun her around slowly and back toward him. 'And it's only fun if you trust your partner.' The dip was so slow, so smooth that Kat didn't know it was happening until the world was already turned upside down and Hale's face was inches from her own. Count me in, Kat.' He squeezed her tighter. 'You should always count me in.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Fun #Dancing #Faces

  • Dance training can't be separate from life training. Everything that comes into our lives is training. The qualities we admire in great dancing are the same qualities we admire in human beings: honesty, courage, fearlessness, generosity, wisdom, depth, compassion,and humanity.
    -- Alonzo King

    #Honesty #Compassion #Dancing

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

    #Ohio #Dancing #Hip Hop

  • You'd never catch me dancing on tables in public. I have no desire to be known for my personal life.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Dancing #Desire #Tables

  • I could have easily been too afraid to say 'yes' to Chicago, because it requires so much I haven't done before. If I am a flop at singing and dancing, maybe my love for it will carry me through.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Dancing #Singing #Chicago

  • I loved dancing as a young girl.
    -- Andie MacDowell

    #Girl #Dancing #Young

  • I've been dancing since I was 6 years old. That kind of relentless dedication and intensity is where I'm comfortable.
    -- Andrea Anders

    #Dedication #Years #Dancing

  • Well, I did go to Irish dancing lessons as a kid, but I was slapped and never went again.
    -- Andrea Corr

    #Kids #Dancing #Lessons

  • Dancing allows me to explore myself in so many ways, to learn about my limitations and strengths, my ability to cope with adversity and to go farther than I thought I could. You find out what you're made of.
    -- Andrew Asnes

    #Dance #Adversity #Dancing

  • Ballet for a rainy day Silent film of melting miracle play Dancing out there through my window To the backdrop of a slow descending grey
    -- Andy Partridge

    #Rainy Day #Play #Dancing

  • You, just as you are, and your life here, right now, are all there is and all you need to know. You don't have to do anything special. Mostly, you have to be open to meeting face to face, and even dancing with, the truth that pertains to your life right now. You have to find a way to collect your fractured pieces, examine them, and the accept them as part of who you are. Spiritual practice is about transformation, but it's also, and more importantly, about working with what is.
    -- angel Kyodo Williams

    #Spiritual #Practice #Dancing

  • I'm not going to be dancing with the stars at this stage in my life. But I want to dance and bop around, and I did, and I can.
    -- Angela Lansbury

    #Dance #Stars #Dancing

  • Once you're on stage you can't go back, even when things go wrong people expect you to stay there and entertain them. When all else fails, you've got to try tap dancing.
    -- Angus Young

    #People #Dancing #Trying

  • Always let them think of you as singing and dancing.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #Dance #Thinking #Dancing

  • This is no time to be precious about locating the exact individuals directly involved in this particular terrorist attack.... We know who the homicidal maniacs are. They are the ones cheering and dancing right now. We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Country #Cheer #Dancing

  • Dancing, as Fred Astaire said, is next to ditch-digging. You sweat and you slave and the audience doesn't think you have a brain in your head.
    -- Ann Miller

    #Thinking #Sweat #Dancing

  • If I could have said it, I shouldn't have had to dance it.
    -- Anna Pavlova

    #Dancing #Said

  • Whenever I have had a sudden urge to quit dancing, I just remember that moment I had when I was young and remember that dancing is what I want to do.
    -- Anna Pavlova

    #Dancing #Ballet #Want

  • When I first moved to L.A., I didn't have a lot of money to join a gym or take classes, so I improvised. My sister and I went to the library and looked over their DVD collection and discovered Neena and Veena, these Egyptian twins who have a whole series of belly dancing routines. We did them all.
    -- AnnaLynne McCord

    #Class #Dvds #Dancing

  • Dancing almost always turns out to be a good idea.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Dance #Ideas #Dancing

  • When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Dancing #Laughing #Buoyancy

  • The level of sacrifice in the world of dancing is incredibly intense, that work ethic if nothing else - get up, go to class, rehearsal, performance, get up, go to class - that's your life, and it's like that for a finite time, usually.
    -- Anne-Marie Duff

    #Sacrifice #Class #Dancing

  • There is more suspense, more dramatic torque, in one page of [Nathaniel] Hawthorne's heart-racked ruminations onthe Christian consciencethaninall Demi Moore's woodland gallops and horizontal barn dancing.
    -- Anthony Lane

    #Christian #Heart #Dancing

  • Since being involved in 'Strictly Come Dancing,' my life has changed completely. I can't walk down the street without women throwing themselves at me, I usually wouldn't mind, but they are of a certain age. Hopefully, after this series, they will bring their daughters!
    -- Anton du Beke

    #Mother Daughter #Dancing #Mind

  • 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

  • Ballroom dancing: it's a wonderful thing at so many levels because you've got to follow the rules. They used to call those rules etiquette once upon a time, but you don't really have that any more.
    -- Anton du Beke

    #Dancing #Once Upon A Time #Levels

  • When I'm dancing with any woman, I immediately get rid of intimacy barriers. I just give her a big hug and crack on.
    -- Anton du Beke

    #Giving #Dancing #Hug

  • I'm busier than ever and it's led to new opportunities. But I've never worried about being rich or famous - for me, it's all about the dancing.
    -- Anton du Beke

    #Opportunity #Dancing #Rich

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

    #Two #People #Dancing

  • I wanted to go back on 'Dancing With the Stars,' I did it. One of my favorite shows is 'Hawaii Five-0.' I went on, guest starred. I wanted to be in a film, did 'Tasmanian Devils' in Vancouver. Wanted to host a show, boom, did it.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Stars #Dancing #Devil

  • You get a show where people are jumping up and dancing, but it's not a critical event in the sense of profound catharsis. Essentially it's celebratory.
    -- Archie Shepp

    #Jumping #People #Dancing

  • All I have to say is basically if performing, singing, acting ,and dancing is what you want to do, then you just have to do it - no matter where it is.
    -- Ariana Grande

    #Dancing #Singing #Acting

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

    #Dancing #Trying #Inches

  • He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
    -- Aristotle

    #Leadership #Dancing #Followers

  • While others were out partying, I was training. While they were out dancing at the clubs, I was training... and training... and training.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Motivational #Party #Dancing

  • Football is an art, like dancing is an art - but only when it's well done does it become an art.
    -- Arsene Wenger

    #Football #Art #Dancing

  • New York was the glamorous town that you only see now in old movies and on Broadway stages. The sky was lit up with dancing neon signs. It was safe to walk out in the streets.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #New York #Sky #Dancing

  • My energy just couldn’t stop dancing. I was caught up in the music of struggle, and i wanted to dance.
    -- Assata Shakur

    #Struggle #Dancing #Energy

  • When I speak of the erotic, then I speak of it as an assertion of the life force of women; of that creative energy empowered, the knowledge and use of which we are now reclaiming in our language, our history, our dancing, our loving, our work, our lives.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Dancing #Creative #Energy

  • Music is my life. I love doing it, so I just do it nonstop all day. And with dancing, I wanted to put on a show for people. I don't want to just be sitting there doing nothing, so that's when I started to dance.
    -- Austin Mahone

    #People #Dancing #Sitting

  • The worst crime committed by totalitarian mind-sets is that they force their citizens, including their victims, to become complicit in their crimes. Dancing with your jailer, participating in your own execution, that is an act of utmost brutality.
    -- Azar Nafisi

    #Dancing #Mind #Brutality

  • Every time I've done comedy in, like, traditional comedy clubs, there's always these comedians that do really well with audiences but that the other comedians hate because they're just, you know, doing kind of cheap stuff like dancing around or doing, like, very kind of base sex humor a lot, and stuff like that.
    -- Aziz Ansari

    #Sex #Hate #Dancing

  • Your creativity is waiting for you like a dancing partner.
    -- Barbara Sher

    #Creativity #Dancing #Waiting

  • I never really did any disco dancing.
    -- Barry Gibb

    #Dancing #Disco

  • My father made sure that I had lots of levels of education - from ballroom-dancing to painting, commando training, theatre and magic.
    -- Baz Luhrmann

    #Father #Dancing #Magic

  • When I was probably 5 or 6, my mother put me into an acting, singing, and dancing class.
    -- Beau Mirchoff

    #Mother #Class #Dancing

  • You have to be aware. Like, I'm not going to do any downhill skiing. It looks like a whole lot of fun, but I'm not going to risk breaking a leg. I want to be dancing the way I'm dancing now for 30 more years.
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Fun #Years #Dancing

  • I don't see my dancing or acting as two separate things. I don't define them separately, so I can't say one has helped the other, It's all the same thing. More than anything I love being on stage and performing
    -- Bebe Neuwirth

    #Love Is #Two #Dancing

  • Dancing inspires my music. Having your girlfriends all together and just being free and happy.
    -- Bella Thorne

    #Girlfriend #Dancing #Inspire

  • I've been dancing all my life, but I never did it seriously.
    -- Bella Thorne


  • If you look at my eyes when I'm dancing, you'll see that glazed look.
    -- Ben Stiller

    #Eye #Dancing #Looks

  • I was always dancing and acrobatics was my specialty.
    -- Betsey Johnson

    #Dancing #Acrobatics #Specialty

  • She had heard Papa sing so many songs about the heart; the heart that was breaking - was aching - was dancing -was heavy laden - that leaped for joy - that was heavy in sorrow - that turned over - that stood still. She really believed the heart actually did those things.
    -- Betty Smith

    #Song #Heart #Dancing

  • When you take dancing lessons, you learn steps and you learn steps and you learn steps. It can go on for a long time. And then one day, you just learn to dance, and it is so different.
    -- Bill Austin

    #Dance #Long #Dancing

  • I'm a man. Men cook outside. That outdoor grilling is a manly pursuit has long been beyond question. If this wasn't understood, you'd never get grown men to put on those aprons with pictures of dancing weenies on the front, and messages like 'Come 'n' Get It!
    -- Bill Geist

    #Men #Long #Dancing

  • Ask Nureyev to stop dancing, ask Sinatra to stop singing, then you can ask me to stop playing.
    -- Billie Jean King

    #Dancing #Singing #Ask Me

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

    #Sleep #Dancing #Politics

  • Your empty eyes seem to pass me by and leave me dancing with myself.
    -- Billy Idol

    #Eye #Dancing #Rejection

  • If I only had the chance, I'd ask one to dance, and I'd be dancing with myself.
    -- Billy Idol

    #Dancing #Chance

  • Well there's nothing to lose And there's nothing to prove I'll be dancing with myself.
    -- Billy Idol

    #Dance #Dancing #Nothing To Lose

  • When ABBA broke up, I assumed our music would fall into oblivion so in the early 90's with BJRN AGAIN becoming popular and when U2 invited Benny and I on stage to sing Dancing Queen, I just assumed we were being sent up. But now I see they were paying tribute to us
    -- Bjorn Ulvaeus

    #Queens #Fall #Dancing

  • After the horse dance was over, it seemed that I was above the ground and did not touch it when I walked.
    -- Black Elk

    #Dance #Horse #Dancing

  • I think one of the most difficult challenges in show business is the challenge of longevity and to constantly realize and reveal what's already been there - like doing stage and singing and dancing in New York. I haven't been that far out of my comfort zone in a while.
    -- Blair Underwood

    #New York #Thinking #Dancing

  • You can't fool television viewers with dancing girls and flashing lights
    -- Bob Barker

    #Girl #Light #Dancing

  • Wiggle 'til you're high, wiggle 'til you're higher, wiggle 'til you vomit fire.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Fire #Dancing #Higher

  • They may not know what I'm doing, but they know I'm doing something!
    -- Bob Fosse

    #Dancing #May

  • Tell them we'll be dancing, dancing 'til we drop, it's time to get down and do the Horizontal Bop.
    -- Bob Seger

    #Dancing #Down And #Bops

  • A-well-a, splish, splash, I forgot about the bath, I went and put my dancing shoes on.
    -- Bobby Darin

    #Shoes #Dancing #Baths

  • They did the Monster Mash, it was a grave yard smash.
    -- Bobby Pickett

    #Dancing #Monsters #Yards

  • When I owned the theater, I had the Glen Miller Orchestra. I had 20 girls singing and dancing. I had a cast of characters. It was a big group production, as well as ushers, ticket takers.
    -- Bobby Vinton

    #Girl #Character #Dancing

  • I dont see why people are so snooty about Channel Five. It has some respectable documentaries about the Second World War. It also devotes considerable airtime to investigations into lap-dancing, and other related and vital subjects
    -- Boris Johnson

    #War #Dancing #People

  • You presume to name those who have no name. We are pandemonium and disaster. We are the dancing, gibbering horror of the world.
    -- Brenna Yovanoff

    #Names #Dancing #World

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

    #Dancing #Enemy #Steps

  • I've been trained in dancing and I used to be quite good, though I am a bit rusty right now. But I could probably brush up in a couple of months.
    -- Brittany Murphy

    #Couple #Dancing #Months