The Funniest and Most Inspirational Dance Quotes Ever!

The Funniest and Most Inspirational Dance Quotes Ever!

Who doesn’t love a great quote?  I often find myself reciting a funny or inspirational quote on the dance floor, which is almost always welcomed with smiles and laughter from other dancers. 

Word smiths have been providing small sound bites of inspiration and humor for thousands of years.  They help people laugh during sad times and inspire others during difficult times.  So here’s our tribute to those dance-specific quotes – some are from famous people, some not.  Some are dancers, some are not, but we think all of them are great!

“Dancing is silent poetry.” Simonides

“Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!” Constanze

“God respects you when you work, but he loves you when you dance.” Common Whirling Dervish Proverb

“There are paintings loved by some and loathed by others.  There are sculptures, books and music the same; but no one can dispute that every great dancer is a work of beauty.” Mark Tanner

“Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.” Mark Twain

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” Martha Graham

“Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.” George Bernard Shaw  

“There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” Vicki Baum  

"There are only two places where indiscriminate hugging is tolerated; the brothel and the ballroom." M.A. Ham

“Dancers are athletes of God.” Albert Einstein

“I would believe only in a god that knows how to dance.” Friedrich Nietzsche   

“To dance is to reach for a word that doesn’t exist, To sing the heartsong of a thousand generations, To feel the meaning of a moment in time.” Beth Jones

"While I dance I can not judge, I can not hate, I can not separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance." Hans Bos

"Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts. For it is no mere translation or abstraction of life. It is life itself." Henry Havelock Ellis

"Dance - an art form. The body - an instrument. Learn to play the instrument and master the art form." Debbie Dee

“Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.” Voltaire 

“We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” Japanese Proverb

“Those move easiest who have learned to dance.” Alexander Pope

"It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer." Shanna LaFleur

"People tend to look at dancers like we are these little jewels, little cardboard cut-outs, and yet we have blood and guts and go through Hell." Susan Jaffe

"The trained dancer must not only have grace and elegance, but also the leap of an Olympic hurdler, the balance of a tight-rope walker and panther-like strength and agility." Camilla Jessel

"Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn." Sweetpea Tyler

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” Martha Graham


We hope you found these dance quotes funny and inspiration.  If you hear any other great dance quotes that we should add to the list, please let us know!

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