We can all use a little inspiration from time to time. Here are 12 of our favorite dance quotes to get you moving:

 

  • “When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.” – Samuel Beckett
  • “Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.” – Martha Graham
  • “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “To dance, put your hand on your heart and listen to the sound of your soul.” – Eugene Louis (Luigi) Faccuito
  • “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
  • “Dance, dance otherwise we are lost.” – Pina Bausch
  • “Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “When I dance, I forget everything else and just feel completely happy.” – Katherine Jenkins
  • “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov
  • “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
  • “You live as long as you dance.” – Rudolf Nureyev