„When I understand this liability as a trade-off for my strengths, something new and liberating arises within me. I no longer want to have my liability “fixed”—by learning how to dance solo, for example, when no one wants to dance with me—for to do that would be to compromise or even destroy my gift.“

Quelle: Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation (1999), p. 53

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American theologian 1939

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„“Going to dance at my wake?”
“I don’t dance,” the lawyer answered, “but you tempt me to learn.”“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, buch I Will Fear No Evil

Quelle: I Will Fear No Evil (1970), Chapter 1, p. 13

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„I don’t even know if I’ll ever feel what I did when he finished dancing his solo on Wednesday night’s [2007-08-15] show. When he left the ballet world, he was losing his love of dance, and to me, watching that solo, he came full circle. He came back.“

—  Danny Tidwell American dancer 1984

Denise Wall, Tidwell's mother, the morning before the final results show. In her mind "he had already won" regardless of the outcome
Rutherford, Laine M. (August 17, 2007). "Beach's Tidwell is voted America's second-favorite dancer" http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=130465&ran=89902 HamptonRoads.com. Retrieved August 17, 2007.
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„I liked those ladies! They were helpers, and they danced.' These are the words I want on my gravestone: that I was a helper, and that I danced.“

—  Anne Lamott Novelist, essayist, memoirist, activist 1954

Quelle: Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith

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„O World, why do you wish to persecute me?
How do I offend you, when I intend
only to fix beauty in my intellect,
and never my intellect fix on beauty?“

—  Juana Inés de la Cruz Nun, scholar and poet in New Spain 1651 - 1695

¿En perseguirme, mundo, qué interesas?
¿En qué te ofendo, cuando sólo intento
poner bellezas en mi entendimiento
y no mi entendimiento en las bellezas?
Sonnet 146, as translated by Edith Grossman in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works (2014)

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„Dancing in Tijuana when I was 13 — that was my "summer camp." How else do you think I could keep up with Fred Astaire when I was 19?“

—  Rita Hayworth American actress, dancer and director 1918 - 1987

As quoted in New York Times (25 October 1970)

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„In the land of a thousand dances,
I dance with you.
I was out I was taking my chances
When dreams came true
When you came into my dream
Like from a whisper to a scream.“

—  Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945

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Song lyrics, A Period of Transition (1977)

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