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Inspirational Quotes

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“Great dancers are not great because of their technique,

they are great because of their passion.”

- Martha Graham



“To learn to dance by practicing dancing

or to learn to live by practicing living,

the principles are the same."

- Martha Graham



“You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled,

then something has been lost.”

- Martha Graham



“Dance like there's nobody watching,

Love like you'll never be hurt.

Sing like there's nobody listening,

And live like it's heaven on earth.”

- William W. Purkey



”We either make ourselves miserable,

or we make ourselves strong.

The amount of work is the same.”

- Carlos Castaneda



“It’s not who you are that holds you back,

 it’s who you think you are.”

- Author Unknown



"The future belongs to those who believe

in the beauty of their dreams"

- Eleanor Roosevelt


"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak."

- Hopi Indian Saying


Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to be over,

it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”

- Author Unknown



“You may shoot me with your words,

You may cut me with your eyes.

You may kill me with your hatefulness,

But still, like air, I’ll rise.”

- Maya Angelou



 “The journey between who you once were,

and who you are now becoming,

is where the dance of life really takes place.”

- Barbara De Angelis



 “Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.”

- Martha Graham



 "I do not try to dance better than anyone else.

I only try to dance better than myself."

- Mikhail Baryshnikov



"Dancing faces you towards Heaven,

whichever direction you turn."

- Sweetpea Tyler



 "You know you're dancing when tears of

pain and happiness blend in with your sweat."

- Anonymous



 “Some men have thousands of reasons why

they cannot do what they want to,

when all they need is one reason why they can.”

- Martha Graham



"Dancing's not work. You can't call it work.

A day I don't dance is a day I don't live."

- from "Serpent of the Nile"



 "Quitters never win and winners never quit."

- Anonymous



"Try to be fearless, because fear can inhibit you

and keep you from a life."

- Miranda Weese (NYCB)



  “You see, when weaving a blanket,

an Indian woman leaves a flaw in the weaving of that blanket

to let the soul out.”

- Martha Graham



"Behind each victory is a long train of suffering!"

- Anonymous



 "Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing.

It's the rhythm of your life.

It's the expression in time and movement,

in happiness, joy, sadness and envy."

- Jaques D'Amboise



Dance is an art, paint your dream and follow it.

- Steven Thompson


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