A Quote by Stephen Joshua Sondheim on dance, dreams, heart, and mistakes

Dreams are a sweet mistake All dreamers must awake.. On then with the dance No backward glance Or my heart will break Never look back NEVER LOOK BACK. . . . Follies

Stephen Joshua Sondheim (1930 -)

Source: Follies

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on dance


The stag at eve had drunk his fill, Where danced the moon on Monam's rill, And deep his midnight lair had made In lone Glenartney's hazel shade.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lady of the Lake, 1810

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on camping, dance, heaven, love, men, peace, rules, saints, and war

In peace, Love tunes the shepherd's reed; In war, he mounts the warrior's steed; In halls, in gay attire is seen; In hamlets, dances on the green. Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below and saints above; For love is heaven, and heaven is love.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805

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A Quote by Sir John Suckling on dance and day


Her feet beneath her petticoat Like little mice stole in and out, As if they feared the light; But oh, she dances such a way! No sun upon an Easter-day Is half so fine a sight.

Sir John Suckling (1609 - 1641)

Source: Ballad upon a Wedding.

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A Quote by Shirley Manson on aggression, dance, emptiness, failure, laughter, needs, people, and truth

People tend to think I'm always aggressive and strong. The truth is, I've always been wracked with self-loathing, which leads me into terrible, self paralysing depressions. When I go down to this place, I feel so empty and overwhelmed I can barely move. But perversely, I find these traits in a man unacceptable - I can't stand someone who can out-depress me. You know that scene in Babe where the farmer clog-dances for the pig? Sometimes I'm the sick pig and I need a farmer to cheer me up. And when things get bad, my boyfriend does dance for me, and it never fails to make me laugh. He's a pretty snappy dancer.

Shirley Manson

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A Quote by Shana Alexander on america and dance

Until quite recently dance in America was the ragged Cinderella of the arts . . .

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: Nutcracker, 1985.

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A Quote by Seung Sahn on clarity, dance, stillness, and water

The Great Way has no gate. Clear water has no taste. The tongue has no bone. In complete stillness, a stone girl is dancing.

Seung Sahn

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A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on achievement, america, architecture, balance, bravery, brevity, colors, dance, gold, harmony, music, nature, poets, purpose, songs, and world

These clipper ships of the early 1850's were built of wood in shipyards from Rockland in Maine to Baltimore. These architects, like poets who transmute nature's message into song, obeyed what wind and wave had taught them, to create the noblest of all sailing vessels, and the most beautiful creations of man in America. With no extraneous ornament except a figurehead, a bit of carving and a few lines of gold leaf, their one purpose of speed over the great ocean routes was achieved by perfect balance of spars and sails to the curving lines of the smooth black hull; and this harmony of mass, form and color was practiced to the music of dancing waves and of brave winds whistling in the rigging. These were our Gothic cathedrals, our Parthenon; but monuments carved from snow. For a few brief years they flashed their splendor around the world, then disappeared with the finality of the wild pigeon.

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: The Oxford History of the American People, 1965, ch. 36

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A Quote by Ruth Ryden on adventure, change, dance, fear, and prophets

Don't let the prophecies, ancient or modern, trap you in a box of fear and futility. Change the dance by becoming the light that you are, the light that continues through and beyond the box into the adventure of forever.

Ruth Ryden

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A Quote by Roger Miller on dance and people

. . . And some people sing and dance.

Roger Miller (1936 - 1992)

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