Quotes of Dancer

“ I've been a ballerina since I was two, but I've always wanted to be an actress. ”

- Dakota Fanning

“ Society is divided into two classes, the shearers and the shorn. ”

- Sebastien Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

“ Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times. ”

- Agnes de Mille

“ My brothers and my mother were all dancers, outside of whatever else they did, like acrobatics, high-wire, trapeze. I was born in a circus. ”

- Donald O’Connor

“ He was trained as a dancer, and he had both a dancer's body and a dancer's capacity. He incarnated for me the most appealing and tragic aspects of American lower-class life. ”

- Lincoln Kirstein

“ I was always a singer and a dancer, and I always wanted to be an actress. For me, it's all just one thing. ”

- Jennifer Lopez

“ I really wanted to be a dancer, but I ended up as an actress and I got to perform next to some of the greatest actors of our time. ”

- Virginia Mayo

“ A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head. ”

- Agnes de Mille

“ I went away when I was 9 to a ballet school. I thought I wanted to be a dancer, but eight years of ballet cured me of that. ”

- Juliet Mills

“ I copied my brother. He was a natural dancer. Graceful. People always asked did we study ballet. We never did. ”

- Harold Nicholas

“ I am not a great singer and I am not a great dancer, but I am a great actress, and nobody ever let me except Preston Sturges. He believed in me. ”

- Betty Hutton

“ One of the reasons I got into this business is because I was a jack-of-all-trades. When I wa in school, I was the singer, the dancer, member of the track team, and a cheerleader. ”

- Michelle Thomas

“ A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator. ”

- Paul Valery

“ For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer. ”

- Xenophon

“ Society is divided into two classes — the shearers and the shorn; we should always be with the former against the latter. ”

- Napoleon

“ I was so looking forward to bringing the Showgirl tour to Australian audiences. ”

- Kylie Minogue

“ To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other. ”

- Jack Handy

“ Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. ”

- Martha Graham

“ I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish more to be than a good dancer. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ A cathedral, a wave of storm, a dancer's leap, never turn out to be as high as we had hoped. ”

- Marcel Proust

“ Anyone who has a child today should train him to be either a physicist or a ballet dancer. Then he'll escape. ”

- W. H. Auden

“ I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers. ”

- Walt Whitman

“ I am not the first straight dancer or the last. ”

- Mikhail Baryshnikov

“ In the beginning, all I wanted to do was to be a singer and a dancer. That was my real groove, my real interest. When it came to doing films, my biggest goal was to do a commercial. ”

- Wesley Snipes

“ Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. ”

- Martha Graham

“ The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking. ”

- Isadora Duncan

“ The relationship of the toastmaster to the 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

“ Ballet's image of perfection is fashioned amid a milieu of wracked bodies, fevered imaginations, Balkan intrigue and sulfurous hatreds where anything is likely, and dancers know it. ”

- Shana Alexander

“ I wanted to be a Broadway star when I was younger. I wanted to sing and dance until I realized I was a horrible dancer and could probably never do it. ”

- Michelle Branch

“ 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
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