A Quote by Miriam Makeba on america, animals, cinema, dance, listening, love, people, and television

People in the United States still have a 'Tarzan' movie view of Africa. That's because in the movies all you see are jungles and animals . . . We [too] watch television and listen to the radio and go to dances and fall in love.

Miriam Makeba (1932 -)

Source: "Miriam Makeba is set to take the U.S. by Storm Once Again," by J. Poet, New York Times Syndicate, 18 Aug 1988.

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A Quote by Michael Van Biesbrouck on corruption, dance, life, people, politics, trying, and war

Again, we must ask ourselves why the people that brought war, plane crashes, political corruption, lap dancing and serial killers to our breakfast tables and into our living rooms are trying to sooth us with futuristic Web browsers, all buttons and spinning logos

Michael Van Biesbrouck

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on dance and plants

Every tree and plant in the meadow seemed to be dancing, those which average eyes would see as fixed and still.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

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A Quote by Matt Groening on dance, love, and machines

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.

Matt Groening

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A Quote by Matt Dimmic on dance


The wind-blown leaves turn Dancing the golden sunlight across the tired floor.

Matt Dimmic

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A Quote by Martha Graham on dance, god, learning, life, practice, and principles

We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same.... One becomes in some area an athlete of God.

Martha Graham

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A Quote by Marsilio Ficino on dance, deed, poetry, and thought

A lady with whom I was riding in the forest said to me that the woods always seemed to her to wait, as if the genii who inhabit them suspended their deeds until the wayfarer had passed onward; a thought which poetry has celebrated in the dance of the fairies, which breaks off on the approach of human feet.

Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 1499)

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on ballet and dance

I would rather dance as a ballerina, though faultily, than as a flawless clown.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

Source: Lady Oracle

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on art, dance, and life

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unforeseen attack.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on dance, death, defeat, earth, good, heaven, loneliness, losing, soul, tears, wine, and wives

The Gods on the death of his wife Yang Kai-hui I lost my proud poplar and you your willow As poplar and willow they soar straight up into the ninth heaven and ask the prisoner of the moon, Wu Kang' what is there. He offers them wine from the cassia tree. The lonely lady on the moon, Chang 0, spreads her vast sleeves and dances for these good souls in the unending sky. Down on earth a sudden report of the tiger's defeat. Tears fly down from a great upturned bowl of rain. May 11, 1957

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

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