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Quotes Mentioning the Motion of Dancing

It's All Been Said

And David danced before the LORD with all his might
2nd Samuel 6:14

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
Vicki Baum 1888 - 1960

There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Michel de Montaigne 1533 - 1592

All there is to be said for work as opposed to dancing is that it is so much easier.
Heywood Campbell Broun 1888 - 1939

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
Psalms 150:4,6

Other exercises develop single powers and muscles, but dancing embellishes, exercises, and equalizes all the muscles at once.
Jean Paul 1763 - 1825

The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
Charles Baudelaire 1821 - 1867

Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom.
Bob Hope 1903 - 2003

Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Miguel Angel Ruiz 1952 -

They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance. They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.
Job 21:11-12

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
George Bernard Shaw 1856 - 1950

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
Marcus Aurelius 121 - 180

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
William James 1842 - 1910

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 1622 - 1673

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
T. S. Eliot 1888 - 1965

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart
Ecclesiastes 3:1,4,11

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.
Jane Austen 1775 - 1817

The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.
James Brown 1920 - 2006

Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.
Mason Cooley 1927 - 2002

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
Havelock Ellis 1859 - 1939

Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands?
1st Samuel 29:5

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
John Dryden 1631 - 1700

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 1905 - 1993

Wives are people who feel they don't dance enough.
Groucho Marx 1895 - 1977

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 - 1941

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
William Butler Yeats 1895 - 1939

Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
Psalms 149:3-4

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 1940 -

We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.
Robert Frost 1874 - 1963

Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
Jeremiah 31:4

Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
Voltaire 1694 - 1778

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
Satchel Paige 1906 - 1982

Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.
Confucius 551 BC - 479 BC

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Wayne Dyer 1940 -

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw 1856 - 1950

And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Exodus 15:20-21

Find fitness with fun dancing. It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise.
Paula Abdul 1962 -

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
George Carlin 1937 - 2008

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Martha Graham

On with the dance! Let joy be undefined!
Lord Byron

It is better to dance in the rain than to sit under a leaking roof.
Vikrant Parsai

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass - it's learning to dance in the rain.

Take a woman dancing and she'll have fun for one night; teach a woman how to dance and she'll have fun for the rest of her life.
Ann Alfano

The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
Mata Hari

You ever danced with the Devil by the pale moonlight?

The journey in between what you once were and who you are now beoming is where the dance of life really takes place.
Barbara de Angelis

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.
Agnes de Mille

The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.

There are two ways of being creative: One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.
Warren Bennis

There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
Lewis Carroll

We dance in a circle and suppose, while the secret sits in the middle and knows.
Robert Frost

We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive - and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.
D. H. Lawrence