quote by Vicki Baum

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.

— Vicki Baum

Unexpected Ballet Dancer quotations

I don't want people who want to dance; I want people who have to dance.

Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.

Master technique and then forget about it and be natural.

If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it

Nobody cares if you can't dance well.

Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.

Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter.

Sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.

Dance is like life. It exists as you are flitting through it, and when it's over, it's done.

Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance 'till you drop.

Ballet's image of perfection is fashioned amid a milieu of wracked bodies, fevered imaginations, Balkan intrigue and sulfurous hatreds where anything is likely, and dancers know it.

Dance every performance as if it were your last.

When she goes about her kitchen duties, chopping, carving, mixing, whisking, she moves with the grace and precision of a ballet dancer, her fingers plying the food with the dexterity of a croupier.

Technical perfection is insufficient. It is an orphan without the true soul of the dancer.

Dancers work and live from the inside.

They drive themselves constantly producing a glow that lights not only themselves but audience after audience.

Even the ears must dance.

Swan Lake is the most difficult thing to portray for a female ballet dancer;

it really requires such specific qualities of articulation, agility, strength, and the arm work is something that takes a lot of training.

Young dancers are training at a very vulnerable time in their lives.

.. So train the whole person, not just the dancer.

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!

Figure skating has been a great influence for me.

I took dance at the School of American Ballet, which helped my own skating. And whether you are a skater or a dancer, without sounding narcissistic, it is all about looking in the mirror.

Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.

Dance is like wine; it matures with every performance.

I think most dancers would agree that the art of ballet chooses the dancer, not the other way around.

The physical language of the body is so much more powerful than words.

There are times when the simple dignity of movementcan fulfill the function of a volume of words.

Ballet is a dance executed by the human soul.

Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.

Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.

Dance, dance, dance till you drop.

Love is a lot like dancing; you just surrender to the music.

All dancers have a cumulative tendency, because each beat of the tom-tom has an almost irresistible appeal. Soon, those who were just spectators would dance too.

I'm a classical ballet dancer, and at the end of the day I want to be with American Ballet Theater, performing classical ballets.

Many other women have kicked higher, balanced longer, or turned faster.

These are poor substitutes for passion.

Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list -- the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.

When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire.

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