„The congress of Vienna does not walk, but it dances.“
Le congrès ne marche pas, il danse.
Reported in the Edinburgh Review, July 1890, p. 244, which praised it as part of "[o]ne of the Prince de Ligne's speeches that will last forever".
Le congrès ne marche pas, il danse.
— Charles Baudelaire French poet 1821 - 1867
— Mercedes Lackey American novelist and short story writer 1950
„She walks like a ballerina in dance slippers, her feet as articulate as hands, a little vessel of grace moving out into the fog.“
— Anthony Doerr, kniha All the Light We Cannot See
Zdroj: All the Light We Cannot See
— Eugene Lee-Hamilton English poet and translator 1845 - 1907
Sonnets of the Wingless Hours https://archive.org/details/sonnetswingless01leegoog (1894).
But it don't sing and dance.
And it don't walk.
And long as I can have you
Here with me, I'd much rather be
Forever in blue jeans.“
— Neil Diamond American singer-songwriter 1941
Forever in Blue Jeans
Song lyrics, You Don't Bring Me Flowers (1978)
„Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.“
— Margaret Mead American anthropologist 1901 - 1978
As quoted in Margaret Mead: A Life (1984) by Jane Howard; cited in Journey Through Womanhood : Meditations from Our Collective Soul (2002) by Tian Dayton, p. 46
„Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?“
— Maya Angelou, And Still I Rise
"Still I Rise"
And Still I Rise (1978)
„He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
— Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President and the second President of India 1888 - 1975
Kalki : or The Future of Civilization (1929)
Kontext: War with its devastated fields and ruined cities, with its millions of dead and more millions of maimed and wounded, its broken-hearted and defiled women and its starved children bereft of their natural protection, its hate and atmosphere of lies and intrigue, is an outrage on all that is human. So long as this devil-dance does not disgust us, we cannot pretend to be civilized. It is no good preventing cruelty to animals and building hospitals for the sick and poor houses for the destitute so long as we willing to mow down masses of men by machine-guns and poison non-combatants, including the aged and the infirm, women and children — and all for what? For the glory of God and the honour of the nation!
It is quite true that we attempt to regulate war, as we cannot suppress it; but the attempt cannot succeed. For war symbolizes the spirit of strife between two opposing national units which is to be settled by force. When we allow the use of force as the only argument to put down opposition, we cannot rightly discriminate between one kind of force and another. We must put down opposition by mobilizing all the forces at our disposal. There is no real difference between a stick and a sword, or gunpowder and poison gas. So long as it is the recognized method of putting down opposition, every nation will endeavour to make its destructive weapons more and more efficient. War is its only law add the highest virtue is to win, and every nation has to tread this terrific and deadly road. To approve of warfare but criticize its methods, it has been well said is like approving of the wolf eating the lamb but criticizing the table-manners. War is war and not a game of sport to be played according to rules.
— Theodore Roethke, kniha The Far Field
Once More, the Round," ll. 11-12
The Far Field (1964)
Kontext: p>And I dance with William Blake
For love, for Love's sake;And everything comes to One,
As we dance on, dance on, dance on.</p
„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 German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
„Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig. (150)“
— Malcolm Gladwell journalist and science writer 1963
Zdroj: Outliers: The Story of Success
— Amit Ray Indian author 1960
Mindfulness Living in the Moment - Living in the Breath (2015)
„Life is a play that does not allow testing. So, sing, cry, dance, laugh and live intensely, before the curtain closes and the piece ends with no applause.“
— Charlie Chaplin British comic actor and filmmaker 1889 - 1977
Zdroj: Charlie Chaplin: Interviews