— Steve Martin American actor, comedian, musician, author, playwright, and producer 1945
„Talking about Marlon is like dancing about architecture. When you tell the stories, the stories would be rich. And everybody would laugh a lot. And then say "where does it come from?"“
— Martin Mull American actor 1943
(on or before 1979), attributed in print in the magazine Time Barrier Express in the September-October 1979 issue in an article by Gary Sperrazza.
— Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993
„The only thing that it has helped with when I do acting is that dance brings about a discipline. But the skills are totally different. You use your body to express to convey what you would like to communicate. Acting it is conveying a story through dialogue, the emotions are what is needed to come through.“
— Femi Taylor British writer
TW talks to the beautiful and super talented Femi Taylor, Oola from Return of the Jedi http://www.thetimewarriors.co.uk/blog/?p=21797 (October 28, 2013)
„Writing about music is like dancing about architecture — it's a really stupid thing to want to do.“
— Elvis Costello English singer-songwriter 1954
This has commonly been paraphrased "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture." More info at "Alan P. Scott : Talking about music..." http://home.pacifier.com/~ascott/they/tamildaa.htm Also, Costello has denied http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/11/08/writing-about-music/ having coined this, in an interview in Q magazine, tentatively attributing the quote instead to Martin Mull.
„Because some stories end, but old stories go on, and you gotta dance to the music if you want to stay ahead“
— Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
— Isadora Duncan American dancer and choreographer 1877 - 1927
„Why not just tell people I'm an alien from Mars. Tell them I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight. They'll believe anything you say, because you're a reporter. But if I, Michael Jackson, were to say, "I'm an alien from Mars and I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight," people would say, "Oh, man, that Michael Jackson is nuts. He's cracked up. You can't believe a damn word that comes out of his mouth."“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
„I used to go out with Severin a lot to dance clubs but we wouldn't dance. It'd be more like take drugs and try to get to the toilet which would usually take about two hours... we became good friends but we were never really good for each other. Our friendship was based entirely on altered states. Whenever we went out together I would never come home until the next day. Mary hated it. (Faith, 1983)“
— Robert Smith (musician) English singer, songwriter and musician 1959
„The major difference between Astaire and Kelly is a difference, not of talent or technique, but of levels of sophistication. On the face of it, Kelly looks the more sophisticated. Where Kelly has ideas, Astaire has dance steps. Where Kelly has smartly tailored, dramatically apt Comden and Green scripts, Astaire in the Thirties made do with formulas derived from nineteenth-century French Farce. But the Kelly film is no longer a dance film. It's a story film with dances, as distinguished from a dance film with a story. When Fred and Ginger go into their dance, you see it as a distinct formal entity, even if it's been elaborately built up to in the script. In a Kelly film, the plot action and the musical set pieces preserve a smooth community of high spirits, so that the pressure in a dance number will often seem too low, the dance itself plebeian or folksy in order to "match up" with the rest of the picture.“
— Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987
Arlene Croce, in Croce, Arlene. The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Book, W.H. Allen, London, 1974. p. 7. .
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958