DANCE QUOTES

I love collecting quotes from my favorite artists, teachers & masters. A simple quote can often make my day and inspire my work. Below you find a selection of my favorite dance/artist quotes  – may they inspire you too!

“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine. ” – Ludwig van Beethoven

“Why push through life when you can dance through it!”

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” – Martha Graham

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” – Steve Maraboli

“Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancong with the heart is another”

“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.” – Albert Einstein

“Dance is conversation between body and soul”

“Dance with your heart and the body will follow”

“Dancing is like dreaming with your feet”

 “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” – Agnes De Mille

“Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual.” – Isadora Duncan

“To understand what I am saying, you have to believe that dance is something other than technique. We forget where the movements come from. They are born from life. When you create a new work, the point of departure must be contemporary life — not existing forms of dance.” – Pina Bausch

 “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” – Rumi

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” – Osho

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” – Martha Graham

“I’m not so interested in how they move as in what moves them.” – Pina Bausch

“To dance, put your hand on your heart and listen to the sound of your soul.” – Eugene Louis Faccuito

“Someone need not be perfect to be a great dancer –feeling a soul is more important than what the body can do.” – Marcia Haydée

 “All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.” – Martha Graham

“Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost.” – Pina Bausch

“Just as the ancients danced to call upon the spirits in nature, we too can dance to find the spirits within ourselves that have been long buried and forgotten.” – Anna Halprin

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Dancing is silent poetry” – Simonides

“Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” – Eckhart Tolle

“I believe that 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. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one’s being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” – Martha Graham

If theater is ritual, then dance is too… It’s as if the threads connecting us to the rest of the world were washed clean of preconceptions and fears. When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.” – Paulo Coelho 

“Remember that dance has a dimension beyond the physical. The body – as imperfect as it always is –is only part of the picture. Your energy, the quality of your movement, your feeling about the world, your dance spirit – that is what we see under the lights.” – Mary Ellen Hunt

“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.” – Sherman Paul

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire