Saturday, August 27, 2005


John and I went to a folk dance workshop last Saturday and learned some great new dances, including an Israeli couple dance with a flying leap in it. It's so much fun! We are also getting ready for several performances this fall, and I'm getting excited. I really love dancing, and on that note, here are some quotes about dancing:

Dance is not an answer. Dance is a question. "Yes!" is the answer.--Unknown

All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.--Moliere

Dance is the landscape of a man's soul.--unknown

When the going gets tough, the tough go dancing!--unknown

He: "Can I have the last dance with you?"

She: "You are having it!"

You don't stop dancing from growing old, you grow old from stopping to dance.--Unknown

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.--Kurt Vonnegut

Some people march to a different drummer...and some people polka.--Los Angeles Times Syndicate

If to dance is to dream, then you make dreams come true.--Anonymous, contributed by Maureen Hickey

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.--Clive James

Dance as if no one is watching.
Sing as if no one is listening.
Love as if you have never been hurt.--Unknown

Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.--John Wain (no, not John Wayne)

Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.--Alexander Pope

Always the question for dancers is: Can we fly?--Jean-Christophe Maillot, Ballet choreographer

I just put my feet in the ground and move them around.--Fred Astaire

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.--Hopi Indian Saying

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. --Japanese Proverb

Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made. --Ted Shawn, Time, 25 July 1955

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. --Faith Whittlesey

I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. --George Balanchine

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. --Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. --Author Unknown


BonnieJ said...


I got to your blog from Lindsay's blog . Interesting quotes. We perform with a band that plays marches (among other genres of music) and we saw a couple dancing to a march. It was different, but I thought it was a whole lot better than the dances you usually see people doing today.

Katie said...

Hi Bonnie! I enjoyed looking at your blog and your family's website. Several members of my family play instruments, and we enjoy playing together as well. We're certainly not giving concerts, though! We mostly like to play bluegrass music. Maybe we'll get a chance to hear your family play sometime. That would be great fun!