Dance is so important in the world. It needs no language. Our bodies speak a language of their own.
Ibrahim Farrah (1940-1998)
USA dancer and publisher
I liked tap, because I liked hearing the results of my movements.
Suzanne Farrell (1945-)
USA ballerina
As soon as I hear music, something in me starts to vibrate.
Suzanne Farrell (1945-)
USA ballerina
My friends and I had taken dancing lessons, although none of us w ould ever admit it. In those depression days, a friend of my mother was trying to make a living by teaching dancing in the evening, in an upstairs dance studio. There was a back door to the place, and she arranged it so the young men could come up through the back way without being seen.
Richard Feynman (1918-1988)
USA physicist
Dancing's just a conversation between two people. Talk to me.
Steven Rogers (1951-)
USA screenwriter in the romantic comedy film: Hope Floats
Great artists are people who find ways to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
Dame Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991)
English ballerina
I explained it when I danced it.
Dame Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991)
English ballerina (asked to explain a performance)
Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
Dame Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991)
English ballerina
The one important thing I have learnt over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking oneself seriously. The first is imperative and the second disastrous.
Dame Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991)
English ballerina

Dame Margot Fonteyn

Pietro Annigoni
Painting, oil on canvas
153.3 x 100 cm
U.K., London,
National Portrait Gallery, property of Querube Arias

I have the same opinion of dances that physicians have of mushrooms: the best of them are good for nothing.
Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
French theologian
We dance round in a ring and suppose But the secret sits in the middle and knows.
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
USA poet “one of his stray, whimsical couplets” (The Economist 20/01/2001)
Good dancers have mostly better heels than heads.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)
English churchman and historian