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What are some quotes about dance?

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“Dance is the hidden language of the soul,” said Martha Graham, one of the most famous modern dancers and choreographers. Even Friedrich Nietzsche mentioned, “We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.”

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What are some quotes about dance?
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Many dancers, writers and philosophers spoke about dance, especially referring to its benefits. The French writer and philosopher Voltaire wrote, "Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world." Confucius once said about dancing, "Never give a sword to a man who can't dance."

In "Pride and Prejudice," Jane Austen wrote, "To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love." Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher, was enthusiastic about dancing, saying, "I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal."

A lot of dancing quotes also refer to insanity in dancing. A Japanese proverb says, "We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." Edwin Denby, an American writer and poet, also said, "There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good."

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