Best Quotes by George Balanchine (Top 10)

  1. I don't want people who want to dance; I want people who have to dance
  2. Why are you stingy with yourselves? Why are you holding back? What are you saving for"”for another time? There are no other times. There is only now. Right now.
  3. Someone once said that dancers work just as hard as policeman, always alert, always tense. But i dont agree with that because policeman don't have to look beautiful at the same time" *
  4. First comes the sweat. Then comes the beauty if you're very lucky and have said your prayers.
  5. The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.
  6. In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
  7. What are you waiting for? What are you saving for? Now is all there is.
  8. Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.
  9. Dance is music made visible
  10. See the music, hear the dance.

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