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    The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.

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    The way people move is their autobiography in motion.

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    The way to heaven is too steep, too narrow for men to dance in and keep revel rout. No way is large or smooth enough for capering rousters, for jumping, skipping, dancing dames but that broad, beaten, pleasant road that leads to hell. The gate of heaven is too narrow for whole rounds, whole troops of dancers to march in together.

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    They danced by the light of the moon.

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    They're not particular whether you're playing a flat 5th or a ruptured 129th as long as they can dance.

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    They said that Etta James is still vulgar. I said, Oh, how dare them say I'm still vulgar. I'm vulgar because I dance in the chair. What would they want me to do? Want me to just be still or something like that? I've got to do something.

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    This is not a pleasant route for many young people to consider. You have to be either hopelessly passionate, or very stupid.

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    This was a time frame when dance music and clubs were having a real impact on culture, and it had an impact on me.

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    The worst thing I ever did is dance on the table.

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    This search for what you want is like tracking something that doesn't want to be tracked. It takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable.

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    Though I soon became typecast in Hollywood as a gangster and hoodlum, I was originally a dancer, an Irish hoofer, trained in vaudeville tap dance. I always leapt at the opportunity to dance in films later on.

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    Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.

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    To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.

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    Though talent is wonderful, dance is 80% work and 20% talent.

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    To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices.

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    To dance, put your hand on your heart and listen to the sound of your soul.

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    To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.

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    To get a big hit single you've got to go a bit dance. You've got to go a bit Britney. I don't think I can do that - well, I could but it wouldn't look very seemly!.

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    To dance, above all, is to enter into the motions of life. It is an action, a movement, a process. The dance of life is not so much a metaphor as a fact; to dance is to know oneself alone and to celebrate it.

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    To dance is human, to polka is divine.

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    To dance with a man is to concentrate a twelvemonth's regulation fire upon him in the fragment of an hour. To pass to courtship without acquaintance, to pass to marriage without courtship, is a skipping of terms reserved for those alone who tread this royal road.

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

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    To me, a building - if it's beautiful - is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that.

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    Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.

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    To make up a dance, I still need, as I needed then, a pot of tea, walking space, privacy and an idea.

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    To understand the culture, study the dance. To understand the dance, study the people.

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    True art means if it helps you to become silent, still, joyous; if it gives you a celebration, if it makes you dance—whether anybody participates with you or not is irrelevant. If it becomes a bridge between you and God, that is true art. If it becomes a meditation, that is true art. If you become absorbed in it, so utterly absorbed that the ego disappears, that is true art.

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    To me, this acquirement of nervous, physical, and emotional concentration is the one element possessed to the highest degree by the truly great dancers of the world. Its acquirement is the result of discipline, of energy in the deep sense. That is why there are so few great dancers.

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    Until House came along I don't think the English made very good dance records, you know, there were very few really good English Rap records, whereas once House came along all of a sudden we started and now I think we probably lead the world, and have overtaken America in dance music.

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    We are born spiritual creatures, with a body to feel and a mind, to fathom the unknowable.

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    We can either passively continue on the road to utter domestication and destruction or turn in the direction of joyful upheaval, passionate and feral embrace of wildness and life that aims at dancing on the ruins of clocks, computers and that failure of imagination and will called work. Can we justify our lives by anything less than such a politics of rage and dreams?

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    We danced with one body, one soul... For me, Margot is my family. She is all I have, only her.

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    We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.

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    We got on American Bandstand, where kids would dance to a record and then rate it. We called ourselves Tom and Jerry. I was Jerry.

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    We have no adequate conception of the perfection of the ancient tragic dance. The pleasure which the greeks received from it had for its basis difference; & the more unfit the vehicle, the more lively was the curiosity & intense the delights at seeing the difficulty overcome.

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    We have parties at my house. My girlfriends and I play our iPods, with all of our favorite songs. We pick our songs and jump up on the counter and dance, and do runway stuff, and we take video with my camera. When I'm with my girlfriends, I act like I'm 19.

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    To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware.

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    Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?

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    We are developing the other parts, and we can't give quite all our attention to the upper part, but soon the lower parts will be developed, and the upper part and the lower part will become partners, that will be wonderful.

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    Well, I can't (sing or dance). Actually, I sing like a seal and dance like your Uncle Leo at that wedding where he got up and went 'ya, ya, ya'.

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    Well, number one I like dancing. Number two I knew it would be challenging because I had never done this type of dance before. I always wanted to and I happened to have the courage to go out there and give it my best shot.

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    Well, we like to let down our hair and pep it up at the dances, but we keep it slower when we broadcast. We have to please everybody, and that softer music appeals to the larger amount of people. It's like eating too much cake. You have to have your steak too.

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    We have come to consider the word technique applicable only to movements that are so showy as to approach acrobatics.

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    We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.

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

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    We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life. This is the function of the American dance.

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    We were tap-dancers but we put more style into it, more bodywork, instead of just footwork.

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    We're a machine and we have to be worked in the same way we have to be fed.

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    What brought me to the theater, no matter you're a Jew or a Russian or Armenian or Latvian, are suddenly illuminated by stage light and one beautiful image of dance.

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    What is a fine person or a beauteous face, Unless deportment give them decent grace; Blessed with all other requisites to please, To want the striking elegance of ease; Awkward, embarrassed, stiff, without the skill Of moving gracefully, or standing still.