The Queen of My Self

This week’s theme is Dancing Queens. And Crones.

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
– Agnes De Mille

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.
– Ruth St. Denis

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.  
– Martha Graham

The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.  
– Mata Hari

Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.  
– Martha Graham

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.  
– Hopi Saying

Dance for yourself, if someone understands good. If not then no matter, go right on doing what you love.
– Lois Hurst

Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.  
– Terri Guillemets

Next time you look into the mirror, just look at the way the ears rest next to the head; look at the way the hairline grows; think of all the little bones in your wrist. It is a miracle. And the dance is a celebration of that miracle.
– Martha Graham

Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.  
– Martha Graham

Next time you’re mad, try dancing out your anger.  
– Terri Guillemets

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to be over, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.
– Author Unknown

Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health — it rusts your spirit and your hips.  
– Terri Guillemets

Dancing is the world’s favorite metaphor.  
– Kristy Nilsson

Maybe we can use a metaphor for it, out of dance. I think for many years I was aware of the need, in dance and in life, to breathe deeply and to take in more air than we usually take in.
– Sharon Olds

The journey between who you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.
– Barbara De Angelis   

It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won’t be taken who cannot seem to give. And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live.  
– Bette Midler

If I can not dance, I shall die!
– Anna Pavlova

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
– Angela Monet

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.  
– Faith Whittlesey

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