“Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance
to a mysterious tune intoned in the distance
by an invisible player.”
- Albert Einstein
"Good art is a form of prayer.
It's a way to say what is not sayable."
- Frederich Busch
"We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive...
and part of the living, incarnate cosmos."
- D.H. Lawrence
“To dance, put your hand on your heart
and listen to the sound of your soul.”
- Eugene Louis Faccuito
“She danced the dance of flames and fire,
and the dance of swords and spears;
she danced the dance of stars and the dance of space,
and then she danced the dance of flowers in the wind.”
- Khalil Gibran
“The ultimate aim of all dance
must be to move the whole being together in harmony.
Therefore, having made the body sensitive,
let it be swept by rhythm: the rhythm of music,
by moving to a good swinging simple tune;
the rhythm of nature,
by floating in the sea,
and surrendering to the will of the waves;
or by lying on the branches of a tree in the wind
to feel its effortless swaying.
In this way the outer and the inner being will be harmonized.”
- Ruby Ginner
“Just as the ancients danced to call upon the spirits in nature,
we too can dance to find the spirits within ourselves
that have been long buried and forgotten.”
- Anna Halprin
“Someone need not be perfect to be a great dancer –
feeling a soul is more important than what the body can do.”
- Marcia Haydée
“Remember that dance has a dimension beyond the physical.
The body – as imperfect as it always is –
is only part of the picture.
Your energy, the quality of your movement,
your feeling about the world,
your dance spirit – that is what we see under the lights.”
- Mary Ellen Hunt
“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
“At present I am light, now I fly,
now I see myself below me,
now a god dances through me.”
- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
“To dance, above all, is to enter into the motions of life.
It is an action, a movement, a process.
The dance of life is not so much a metaphor as a fact;
to dance is to know oneself alone and to celebrate it.”
- Sherman Paul
“Dance is the essence of mystery.
Through dance we experience a dimension
that the linear mind is not structured to perceive.
It may have been dance that enabled us to first conceive
of existences beyond our immediate physical experience,
thereby creating the concept of spirituality, of 'God'.”
- Iris Stewart
In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you,
but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.
Whosoever knoweth the power of the dance, dwelleth in God.