„So long as this devil-dance does not disgust us, we cannot pretend to be civilized.“
— R.S. Thomas Welsh poet 1913 - 2000
Context: You cannot find the centre Where we dance, where we play, Where life is still asleep Under the closed flower, Under the smooth shell Of eggs in the cupped nest That mock the faded blue Of your remoter heaven. "Children’s Song"
„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 German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
„Dance on, dance on, we see, we see
Youth goes, alack, and with it glee,
A boy the old man ne’er can be;
Maternal thirty scarce can find
The sweet sixteen long left behind.“
— Arthur Hugh Clough English poet 1819 - 1861
Youth and Age http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/C/CloughArthurHugh/verse/poemsproseremains/youthage.html, st. 1.
— Charles-Joseph, 7th Prince of Ligne Prince of Ligne 1735 - 1814
Reported in the Edinburgh Review, July 1890, p. 244, which praised it as part of "[o]ne of the Prince de Ligne's speeches that will last forever".
„Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.“
— Margaret Mead American anthropologist 1902 - 1978
As quoted in Margaret Mead: A Life (1984) by Jane Howard; cited in Journey Through Womanhood : Meditations from Our Collective Soul (2002) by Tian Dayton, p. 46
„Today that rarely happens. Most often the songs are used as a relief. They have nothing to do with the film per say. And all look almost the same. Just replace the central characters and a step here and there... choreography remains the same in most cases. So does the beat. We have so many classical dances and folk dances in the country but nobody seems to be using them.“
— Waheeda Rehman Indian actress 1938
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
— Theodore Roethke American poet 1908 - 1963
Context: p>And I dance with William Blake For love, for Love's sake;And everything comes to One, As we dance on, dance on, dance on.</p Once More, the Round," ll. 11-12
— Lorin Morgan-Richards American poet, cartoonist, and children's writer 1975
as quoted in a conference (1 October 2017).