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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on birth, chaos, and dance

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (Modern Library)

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A Quote by Fred Astaire on dance

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I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity. . . . I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there.

Fred Astaire (1899 - 1987)

Source: On why he stopped dancing professionally at age 71, recalled on his death 22 June 1987

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A Quote by Fred Astaire on dance and time

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This search for what you want is like tracking something that doesn't want to be tracked. It takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable.

Fred Astaire (1899 - 1987)

Source: Words of Wisdom, by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.

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A Quote by Fred Astaire on dance, desires, and justice

I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.

Fred Astaire (1899 - 1987)

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A Quote by Fred Astaire on dance and jobs

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Dancing is a sweat job.

Fred Astaire (1899 - 1987)

Source: Recalled on his death 22 June 1987

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on dance and speech

A dance is a measured pace, as a verse is a measured speech.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Advancement of Learning

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A Quote by Ernest R.. on cities, dance, dreams, friendship, home, reflection, and path

I know a road that leads into a city, Also a lane that finds a cooling stream, Where ferns may look down at their green reflection And sway with the winds and dream- and dream. I know a path that leads into a forest, Lined with purple shadows of the night, While poplars bend somewhere along a hilltop Ringing their silver bells in quick delight. I know a trail that dances over hill-tops Reaching high for clouds that sail the blue, But best I know a path that leads me homeward- A lane that takes me home to friends- and you.

Ernest R..

Source: A Lane That Leads To Home

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on birds, body, dance, god, and laughter

Inside me there is a dancer. Inside this middle-aged body of a housewife there is a dancer. Don't laugh. I have danced with sunflowers in sandy September fields with fruit trees each spring, blossoms in my hair at the lake's edge in winter where tall grass and thin reeds wobble on pointed toes in the wind and in summer with the sea where anyone can find the dancer inside. Don't laugh. Barefoot, arms outstretched, palms raised to the sky, to the birds, to the clouds, to God, who choreographed it all, I danced. I knew every step and the waves stood up and bowed.

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: I have learned five things, 1995 winner, Nat’l Fed’n StatePoetry Societies’ manuscript comp

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A Quote by Edward Lear on cats, dance, day, life, love, money, and thought

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat. They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five-pound note. The Owl looked up to the Stars above And sang to a small guitar, "O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are! What a beautiful Pussy you are!" Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl! How charmingly sweet you sing! O let us be married! too long have we tarried: But what shall we do for a ring?" They sailed away for a year and a day, To the land where the Bong-tree grows, And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood With a ring at the end of his nose, His nose, His nose, With a ring at the end of his nose. "Dear Pig, are willing to sell for one shilling Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will." So they took it away, and were married next day By the Turkey who lives on the hill. They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon, The moon, The moon, They danced by the light of the moon. We think so then, and we thought so still!

Edward Lear (1812 - 1888)

Source: Nonsense Songs, The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

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A Quote by Edward King on colors, dance, gold, influence, laughter, and students

One of his students wrote afterwards of King's influence as follows: It was light he carried with him-light that shone through him-light that flowed from him. The room was lit into which he entered. It was as if we had fallen under a streak of sunlight, that flickered, and danced, and laughed, and turned all to color and gold. . . .

Edward King (1829 - 1910)

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