A Quote by Beverley Nichols on country, dance, electricity, life, luxury, quiet, silence, simplicity, speech, water, wine, and wit

Life in the country teaches one that the really stimulating things are the quiet, natural things, and the really wearisome things are the noisy, unnatural things. It is more exciting to stand still than to dance. Silence is more eloquent than speech. Water is more stimulating than wine. Fresh air is more intoxicating than cigarette smoke. Sunlight is more subtle than electric light. The scent of grass is more luxurious than the most expensive perfume. The slow, simple observations of the peasant are more wise than the most sparkling epigrams of the latest wit.

Beverley Nichols

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A Quote by Bette Midler on chance, dance, death, dreams, heart, learning, and soul

It's the heart afraid of dying, that never learns to dance; It's the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance; It's the one who won't be taken, who cannot seem to give; And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live.

Bette Midler (1945 -)

Source: "The Rose"

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A Quote by Barbara De Angelis, PhD on dance, journeys, and life

The journey in between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.

Barbara De Angelis

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A Quote by Angela Monet on dance, insanity, music, and thought

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.

Angela Monet

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on acting, dance, funerals, and poets

LAUREATE, adj. Crowned with leaves of the laurel. In England the Poet Laureate is an officer of the sovereign's court, acting as dancing skeleton at every royal feast and singing-mute at every royal funeral.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on dance and men


Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on art, chance, dance, learning, and writing

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'T is not enough no harshness gives offence,- The sound must seem an echo to the sense.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 162.

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A Quote by Alan Watts on change and dance

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

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