There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.— Vicki Baum
Eye-opening Tap Dance quotations
Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.
Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.
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.
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
I still get very excited when people say they fall in love.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, falling in love is a beautiful thing. And I still act like I did when I was a teenager. I get fluttery and tap dance around. I’m never afraid of making funny faces or being completely goofy.
When people say you're doing something radical in rock or dance music, I'm not sure how special that is. What we do is so old-fashioned. It's like trying to do something innovative in tap-dancing.
On Saturday afternoons, there was a film, of course, and then we did about four shows between the films. And I would do a tap dance, a little military tap.
Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!
I don't tap dance, and I don't think you can learn to tap dance in three weeks at my ripe old age.
As we tap into the deep sources of bodily wisdom through creative art expression,we dance the renewal, recreation, and healing of ourselves and our world.
Well what I would really like is a bunch of little n***ers to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties. You know, in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around. Now, that would be a true Southern wedding wouldn't it? But we can't do that because the media would be on me about that.
Once you're on stage you can't go back, even when things go wrong people expect you to stay there and entertain them. When all else fails, you've got to try tap dancing.
My mother told me I was dancing before I was born.
She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months.
Though I soon became typecast in Hollywood as a gangster and hoodlum, I was originally a dancer, an Irish hoofer, trained in vaudeville tap dance. I always leapt at the opportunity to dance in films later on.
We were tap-dancers but we put more style into it, more bodywork, instead of just footwork.
Dancers aren't made of their technique, but their passion.
...all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill in dancing.
Sometimes I feel like tap-dancing, screeching, unscrewing light bulbs, pulling curtains, combing hair, doing knee bends, handstands and turning somersaults out there.
I felt that I didn't want to be in show business anymore.
I felt that I wanted to be a farmer. I was milking cows and shoveling terrible stuff and working all day. By the end of the day, all I wanted was my tap shoes - I thought, 'What am I doing? I better get back where I belong on the stage where we work at night and can sleep late!
I`m basically a hoofer, a tap dancer.
I was always very good from the waist down, moving with the feet... I became what`s known as a total dancer, using the entire body in order to express what you want to express in tap dancing and line.
Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythym of your life.
I'm looking for something that gives me a chance to stretch.
Because I have my own work, and I can do anything I want in my own work - juggle, tap dance, anything I want.
Dancing is so wonderful. Once they start the music, your whole day, if it's been rotten, seems to melt away. You get carried away in the tune that you're moving to. It's a marvelous catharsis, to be able to get on top and tap dance.
When I dance, it's incredible. I can't describe it, there's no words. You just tap into your mojo and you just go.
My dream role would be anything where I get to tap-dance.
Revitalizing General Motors is like teaching an elephant to tap dance.
You find the sensitive spot and start poking.
A lot of time we don't get into politics because we don't believe anything you're saying and we can't understand what you're saying because we ask you question and you tap dance around the issue so much that we forget what we asked.
You’re just jealous of me because I’m a tap-dancing ballerina fairy princess veterinarian!
If a dishonest creep wants to tap dance, give them the spotlight and a mirror.
When I was a little kid, I took tap and ballet. I've always loved to dance. I'm a rhythm machine.
I took several years of dance lessons that included ballet, tap and jazz.
They helped a great deal with body control, balance, a sense of rhythm, and timing.
Black people playing tennis, next white people will be tap dancing!
I can do Shakespeare, Ibsen, English accents, Irish accents, no accent, stand on my head, tap dance, sing, look 17 or look 70.
I tap danced for ten years before I began to understand people don't make musicals anymore. All I wanted to do was be at MGM working for Arthur Freed or Gene Kelly or Vincent Minelli. Historical and geographical constraints made this impossible. Slowly but surely the pen became mightier than the double pick-up time step with shuffle.