If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it— Isadora Duncan
Dreamy Pointe Dancers quotations
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it.
Technical perfection is insufficient. It is an orphan without the true soul of the dancer.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
People tend to look at dancers like we are these little jewels, little cardboard cut outs, and yet we have blood and guts and go through Hell.
The physical language of the body is so much more powerful than words.
I've reached a point where I'm comfortable in my own skin, and I do what I need to do, to feel good, but I'm built the way I am. The dancer's feet, the bruises on my legs, they're not going to go away. I think real girls have bruises. Tough chicks get bruised. They get dirty. And they have fun.
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.
Dance, dance, dance till you drop.
Many other women have kicked higher, balanced longer, or turned faster.
These are poor substitutes for passion.
It takes ten years, usually, to make a dancer.
It takes ten years of handling the instrument, handling the material with which you are dealing, for you to know it completely.
Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer give a damn.
There is fatigue so great that the body cries, even in its sleep.
On dancing on pointe: Why don't they just get taller girls?
There are three steps you have to complete to become a professional dancer: learn to dance, learn to perform, and learn how to cope with injuries.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
Toe dancing is a dandy attention getter, second only to screaming.
I think classical ballet dancers dance on pointe because they're simultaneously touching the earth and reaching up to the skies
It's funny because a lot of people that know me as a dancer, don't know that I'm a singer, and a lot of people that know I can sing don't know I can dance. And so, I feel like at some point I have to show them both and really be able to display it and showcase it, and put that out there.
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
My parents were into 40s big band stuff, and my father was a great dancer to that kind of thing. But rock 'n' roll? No. I wanted a guitar, but my mother didn't really want me to have one. At some point I played a violin, but I didn't last long at that.
A lot of professional dancers become professional when they turn 15 or 16 years old, when they're still children. So you've trained every single waking moment up until that point for a career that could maybe only last 10 years, maybe longer if your body holds up, if your injuries are kept at bay.
I began dancing when I was 7 years old.
I was told that I had the perfect ballet dancers body and had these crazy high arches in my feet that resulted in an amazing point. Ballet was very disciplined and, frankly, a little boring, so I eventually transitioned to gymnastics. I loved that, although I never reached a competitive level.
There comes a point when you have to realize that you'll never be good enough for some people. The question is, is that your problem or theirs?
The cat crossed the street daintily, pointing his feet like a ballet dancer, lifting them high as if his feet were too good for the pavement.
I had wanted to be a dancer when I was younger.
But at some point I figured out I was a better singer.
Do you know what I've learned? That although ecstasy is the ability to stand outside yourself, dance is a way of rising up into space, of discovering new dimensions while still remaining in touch with your body. When you dance, the spiritual world and the real world manage to coexist quite happily. I think classical ballet dancers dance on pointe because they're simultaneously touching the earth and reaching up to the skies.