„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

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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Harry Reid
US-amerikanischer Politiker 1939

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Craig Ferguson Foto

„If a man doesn't know how to dance he doesn't know how to make love, there I said it!“

—  Craig Ferguson Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist 1962

Howard Dean Foto
E.E. Cummings Foto

„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.

Mikhail Baryshnikov Foto
Martha Graham Foto

„I don't try to tell the dancers exactly what a dance means before they do it.“

—  Martha Graham American dancer and choreographer 1894 - 1991

New York Times interview (1985)
Kontext: I don't try to tell the dancers exactly what a dance means before they do it. I can correct it and tell them what they have done after they have done it, and what it means to me. But I don't say, "Be fearful here," "Be angry here," because I think that is intrusion.

Friedrich Nietzsche Foto

„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

Leslie Feist Foto

„I know more than I knew before
I didn't rest I didn't stop
Did we fight or did we talk.“

—  Leslie Feist Canadian musician 1976

"I Feel It All"
The Reminder (2007)

Tim O'Brien Foto
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David Levithan Foto
Tom Cruise Foto

„I have to tell you something. It really is, you know, it's rough and tumble. It's wild and woolly. It's a blast…it's a blast. It really is fun, because dammit, there's nothing better than to going out there and fighting the fight…“

—  Tom Cruise American actor and film producer 1962

Transcript of Tom Cruise on Scientology (January 16, 2008)
Kontext: I have to tell you something. It really is, you know, it's rough and tumble. It's wild and woolly. It's a blast... it's a blast. It really is fun, because dammit, there's nothing better than to going out there and fighting the fight...

Gene Kelly Foto
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Oliver Cromwell Foto

„I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain, that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that you call a Gentleman and is nothing else.“

—  Oliver Cromwell English military and political leader 1599 - 1658

Letter to Sir William Spring (September 1643)

W.B. Yeats Foto

„O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
How can we know the dancer from the dance?“

—  W.B. Yeats, buch The Tower

Among School Children http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1437/, st. 8
The Tower (1928)
Kontext: Labour is blossoming or dancing where
The body is not bruised to pleasure soul.
Nor beauty born out of its own despair,
Nor blear-eyed wisdom out of midnight oil.
O chestnut-tree, great-rooted blossomer,
Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?
O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
How can we know the dancer from the dance?

Stevie Nicks Foto
Margaret Atwood Foto

„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

„Jassie, guess what I'm dancing in!'
'I don't know, a bowl?'
'Non… I am dancing in my Nuddy-pants!“

—  Louise Rennison British writer 1951 - 2016

Quelle: Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants

H.L. Mencken Foto

„I believe that it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe that it is better to know than be ignorant.“

—  H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956

"What I Believe" in The Forum 84 (September 1930), p. 139; some of these expressions were also used separately in other Mencken essays.
1930s
Kontext: I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind — that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking.
I believe that no discovery of fact, however trivial, can be wholly useless to the race, and that no trumpeting of falsehood, however virtuous in intent, can be anything but vicious.
I believe that all government is evil, in that all government must necessarily make war upon liberty and the democratic form is as bad as any of the other forms.
I believe that the evidence for immortality is no better than the evidence of witches, and deserves no more respect.
I believe in the complete freedom of thought and speech — alike for the humblest man and the mightiest, and in the utmost freedom of conduct that is consistent with living in organized society.
I believe in the capacity of man to conquer his world, and to find out what it is made of, and how it is run.
I believe in the reality of progress.
I —But the whole thing, after all, may be put very simply. I believe that it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe that it is better to know than be ignorant.

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