„I would rather dance as a ballerina, though faultily, than as a flawless clown.“

—  Margaret Atwood, buch Der lange Traum

Lady Oracle (1976)
Quelle: Surfacing

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Margaret Atwood20
kanadische Schriftstellerin 1939

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„Though both are bound in the spiral dance, I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess.“

—  Donna Haraway, buch A Cyborg Manifesto

"A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century," in Simians, Cyborgs and Women : The Reinvention of Nature (1991), pp.149-181.

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„I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.“

—  E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962

Collected Poems (1938) New Poems 22
Variante: I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.

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„I said … unprepared, unscripted, that, "I know how to fight and I know how to dance, and I'd much rather dance than fight." ... What I didn't tell everybody was I was always a better fighter than dancer.“

—  Harry Reid American politician 1939

Quelle: "Reid Says He's A Fighter Who'd Rather Dance", All Things Considered, NPR (18 May 2010) https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126905578

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„Lighter than a cork I danced on the waves.“

—  Arthur Rimbaud French Decadent and Symbolist poet 1854 - 1891

Plus léger qu'un bouchon j'ai dansé sur les flots.
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Le Bateau Ivre http://www.mag4.net/Rimbaud/poesies/Boat.html (The Drunken Boat) (1871)

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„I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, buch Also sprach Zarathustra

Variante: I would only believe in a god who could dance.
Quelle: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

„they danced as though they'd been waiting all their lives for each song.“

—  Amy Bloom Fiction writer, screenwriter, social worker, psychotherapist 1953

Quelle: Come to Me

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„In many a situation, the images that words hide while walking forth are the desired meaning of particular words rather than the word itself. Those words sing and dance by coming out of the paper.“

—  Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967

<span class="plainlinks"> Foreword, 'Tales of Transformation: English Translation of Tagore's Chitrangada and Chandalika', Lopamudra Banerjee, (2018). https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DQPD8F4/</span>
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