„Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there's no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door.“

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„I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself.“

—  Mikhail Baryshnikov Soviet-American dancer, choreographer, and actor born in Letonia, Soviet Union 1948

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„Writing about music is like dancing about architecture — it's a really stupid thing to want to do.“

—  Elvis Costello English singer-songwriter 1954
This has commonly been paraphrased "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture." More info at "Alan P. Scott : Talking about music..." http://home.pacifier.com/~ascott/they/tamildaa.htm Also, Costello has denied http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/11/08/writing-about-music/ having coined this, in an interview in Q magazine, tentatively attributing the quote instead to Martin Mull.

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„Sweet is the breath of vernal shower,
The bee's collected treasures sweet,
Sweet music's melting fall, but sweeter yet
The still small voice of gratitude.“

—  Thomas Gray English poet, historian 1716 - 1771
Ode for Music http://www.thomasgray.org/cgi-bin/display.cgi?text=ocmu (1769), V, line 8

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„When I was younger, I got into a lot of trouble. Getting the opportunity to dance really got me out of that.“

—  Danny Tidwell American dancer 1984
Kourlas, Gia (July 11, 2007). "So He Knows He Can Dance: A Prince Among Paupers" http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/11/arts/dance/11tidw.html?ex=1341892800&en=c1d5f7826893ae94&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink The New York Times Retrieved August 17, 2007.

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„The world is like a Mask dancing. If you want to see it well, you do not stand in one place.“

—  Chinua Achebe Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic 1930 - 2013
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„The peculiar characteristic of classical music is that it is really better than it sounds.“

—  Edgar Wilson Nye American journalist, who later became widely known as a humorist 1850 - 1896
A stand-up line quoted in 1888. Variant: Wagner's music is better than it sounds (attested in an obituary; see The Quote Verifier)

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