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Quotes of the Day for 6 March 2004 – Dance

The weekend is here, and though I seem to have a lot of work to do I think you're supposed to party a bit. And I happen to have a request here from an avid square- and round-dancer that wanted quotes on Dance. I firmly believe in the Satchel Paige quote below; if I dance at all, I dance as if nobody's watching. Give the right music and sufficient decibels I'm energetic but rather uncoordinated, I only dance if I can convince myself that nobody's watching or that it's too dark for them to see me.

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The quotes:

If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.
     - Emma Goldman, 1869 - 1940

I don't want people who want to dance. I want people who have to dance.
     - George Balanchine

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
     - Rabindranath Tagore, 1861 - 1941

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
     - Vicki Baum, 1888 - 1960

And because I am happy and dance and sing, they think they have done me no injury.
     - William Blake, 1757 - 1827

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
     - Leroy "Satchel" Paige, 1906 - 1982


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