Quotes of the Day for 16 July 2001 – Dance
Virginia Katherine McMath was born on this day in 1911 at Independence, Missouri. Her father had left the month before she was born but came back to kidnap her a year later. After her mother recovered the little girl they lived in Dallas and had many friends in vaudeville. After winning a Charleston contest Virginia made a career out of dance, using her nickname and her stepfather's surname, you remember her as Ginger Rogers.
Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.
- Laertius Diogenes
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
- Edward Estlin Cummings, 1894 - 1962
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
- Agnes De Mille, 1905 - 1993
While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance.
- Hans Bos
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.
- Robert Thaves, Frank and Ernest comic strip (1982)
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