These 10 of the best literary quotes about dancing will inspire you to turn on some music and start dancing.
1. “You’ve gotta 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, author of From Conflict to Conciliation: How to Defuse Difficult Situations
2. “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”―Voltaire, author of The Portable Voltaire
3. “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”―Rumi, author of The Essential Rumi
4. “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”―Friedrich Nietzsche, author of The Best of Friedrich Nietzsche
5. “We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”―Albert Einstein, author of The World As I See It
6. “Dancing is not just getting up painlessly, like a leaf blown on the wind; dancing is when you tear your heart out and rise out of your body to hang suspended between the worlds.”―Rumi, author of The Essential Rumi
7. “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”―Friedrich Nietzsche, author of The Best of Friedrich Nietzsche
8. “Dancers are the athletes of God.”―Albert Einstein, author of The World As I See It
9. “Hard times require furious dancing.”―Alice Walker, author of Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems
10. “Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.”―Maya Angelou, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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