„You can't start a fire, sitting 'round crying over a broken heart.
This gun's for hire,
Even if we're just dancing in the dark.
You can't start a fire, worrying about your little world falling apart.
This gun's for hire,
Even if we're just dancing in the dark.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
"Dancing in the Dark"
„In those days, dances were dances and songs were songs. Film dances always had a semi-classical or folk element to them and songs were all about soul-stirring lyrics and haunting music. These days, they are more about technique and technology, often it's the camera that's dancing, the synthesiser that's singing. Not my cup of tea.“
— Vyjayanthimala Indian actress, politician & dancer 1936
„It's all true. It's true I didn't want to be a dancer. What I really wanted to be was a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Then at 14 I discovered girls, and began to study dancing diligently. At that time dancing was the only way you could put your arm around the girl. Dancing was courtship. Only later did I discover you dance joy. You dance love. You dance dreams. Of course, the Pittsburgh Pirates lost a hell of a shortstop.“
— Gene Kelly American dancer, actor, singer, director, producer and choreographer 1912 - 1996
Speaking on March 8, 1985 at the American Film Institute; as quoted in "Hollywood Honors Man Who `Danced Joy'" by Paul Rosenfield, in Los Angeles Times (March 9, 1985)
„Singin' in the Rain was most excellent if you like movies where people burst into song and tap-dance. Which I do, though not as much as I like movies where people don't.“
— E. Lockhart, The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them
„Don't you hear it? She asked & I shook my head no & then she started to dance & suddenly there was music everywhere & it went on for a very long time & when I finally found words all I could say was thank you.“
— Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
— Frank McCourt Irish-American teacher and Pulitzer Prize–winning writer 1930 - 2009
— Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
„It's like if you don't go to a dance you can never be rejected but you'll never get to dance either.“
— Maeve Binchy Irish novelist 1940 - 2012
On having her first book rejected again and again. bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19057922