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Breyten Breytenbach Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Breyten Breytenbach.

In dancing with the enemy one follows his steps even
if counting under one's breath.
- Breyten Breytenbach

It would be a tragic mistake for us out here to imagine
that Bush represents the hearts and the minds of the
majority of your countrymen.
Many of your black and other compatriots must be just as anguished as we are.
- Breyten Breytenbach

Dangerous because your present Administration and its
specialized agencies by all accounts know no restraint
in hitting out at any perceived enemy of America,
and nobody or nothing can protect one from their vindictiveness.
- Breyten Breytenbach

In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert,
while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency,
even though the ultimate objective is clear.
- Breyten Breytenbach

 

The goal, I submit, is obvious: subjugating the world (which is barbarian,
dangerous, envious and ungrateful) to US power for
the sake of America's interests.
- Breyten Breytenbach

Better still - your history has shown how powerful
a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance
to injustice can sometimes be;
I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War.
- Breyten Breytenbach

The predominant yardstick of your government is not
human rights but national interests.
- Breyten Breytenbach

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It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances -
but the criteria of human rights kick in,
surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and
the situation is abnormal.
- Breyten Breytenbach

I think it's an area that one writes from that is curious
because it is not a clearly defined partisan one.
- Breyten Breytenbach

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

May You Delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take Delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Celebration has many different outfits
but she always wears the same beautiful dancing shoes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I Delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just start dancing and the band will find you.
- Tama Kieves

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life is a continuity always and always.
There is no final destination it is going towards.
Just the pilgrimage, just the journey in itself is life,
not reaching to some point,
no goal - just dancing and being in pilgrimage,
moving joyously, without bothering about any destination.
- Osho

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
- Marcus Aurelius

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing,
moving at different speeds.
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

Find fitness with fun dancing.
It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise.
- Paula Abdul

What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those
fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around
the real subject of life.
- Paul A. Volcker

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire,
in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a
dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland

My grandfather gave me my first guitar,
an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it.
- Dan Fogelberg

The history of all big jazz bands shows was,
first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing.
- Norman Granz

Dance is bigger than the physical body.
When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers,
because you're dancing bigger than that;
you're dancing spirit.
- Judith Jamison

What in heaven's name is strange about a grandmother
dancing nude? I'll bet lots of grandmothers do it.
- Sally Rand

I have lots of interests, but it's true that dancing is a very full-time job.
- Deborah Bull

In spite of the Depression, or maybe because of it,
folks were hungry for a good time, and an evening of
dancing seemed a good way to have it.
- Lawrence Welk

I just finished a film with Michael Radford called
Dancing at the Blue Iguana.
- Daryl Hannah

I got started dancing because I knew it was one way to meet girls.
- Gene Kelly

It was always acting, singing and dancing that I loved.
- Linda Lavin

Once I started dancing, I was not the spoiled brat
or the rebellious child that I was as a child.
- Suzanne Farrell

Trying to describe something musical is like dancing to architecture,
it's really difficult.
- Robert Palmer

Dancing is a wonderful training for girls,
it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is
going to do before he does it.
- Christopher Morley

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
- John Dryden

It's another myth that dancing distorts or destroys your feet.
If you have the right shaped foot to start and a good,
strong technique, your feet should be fine.
- Deborah Bull

I did my homework and didn't go out much,
and had a very highly developed kitsch fantasy life
where I dreamed of being a dancing girl.
- Emily Mortimer

The first rule to living in America is 'Stop tap dancing,
you fool!'.
- Ryan Stiles

We were doing the dance routine and I dislocated my knee.
I've been doing stunts for a long time and it's kind
of weird that I'd dislocate my knee just dancing.
- Verne Troyer

Disco dancing is just the steady thump of a giant moron
knocking in an endless nail.
- Clive James

Dancing with Kate Beckinsale made me very excited.
- Richard Roxburgh

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.
- Jane Austen

When people start dancing, they dance like they don't know they are doing it.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan

Compared to dancing, films seemed to me to be the work of lay bums.
There was no physical pain; it was enough to say and
imagine what was in the script.
It was very easy for me.
- Victoria Abril

I would have to challenge the term, modern dance.
I don't really use that term in relation to my work.
I simply think of it as dancing.
I think of it as moving.
- Twyla Tharp

To live in Australia permanently is rather like going
to a party and dancing all night with one's mother.
- Barry Humphries

I have not wanted to intimidate audiences.
I have not wanted my dancing to be an elitist form.
That doesn't mean I haven't wanted it to be excellent.
- Twyla Tharp

And, of course, they've always condemned dancing.
You know, you might touch a member of the opposite sex.
And you might get excited and you might do something natural.
- Frank McCourt

Every music - except dance music, which is for dancing,
I suppose - is for the spirit of the human being,
and not for the body.
- Klaus Schulze

That is what war is and dancing it is forward and back,
when one is out walking one wants not to go back the
way they came but in dancing and in war it is forward and back.
- Gertrude Stein

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving,
the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere
translation or abstraction from life;
it is life itself.
- Henry Ellis

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and
then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
- Matt Groening

Around 7 years old, we girls took dancing lessons,
joined the Brownies, the Girl Scouts,
the 4H Club.
- Ruth Buzzi

I did not stop dancing; I did take two years off to get myself together.
- Vanessa Carlton

How can you practice dancing in an airplane? There's a law against it.
- George Murphy

You get a show where people are jumping up and dancing,
but it's not a critical event in the sense of profound catharsis.
Essentially it's celebratory.
- Archie Shepp

The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music,
and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable.
Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
- Charles Baudelaire

The rewards of dancing are very different from choreographing.
- Twyla Tharp

And I just thought, this is what I want to be.
And I knew that dancing would be my chosen profession.
- Suzanne Farrell

When you're dancing, you're dancing for people to see.
- Pharrell Williams

Dancing came easy to me.
- Hedda Hopper

Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport.
Dancing is a contact sport.
- Duffy Daugherty

They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains
in their feet than in their head.
- Terence

I adore dancing.
- Vivien Leigh

One out of forty American men wears women's clothing.
We've had more than forty presidents.
One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress.
- Allison Janney

It wasn't so much destroying my dancing,
it was destroying me.
- Tracey Emin

Every band had their own distinctive sound,
but it was pretty much dancing music and rhythmic music
with a tremendous emphasis on copying the Cuban models.
- Ruben Blades

It took a brave editor in the U.S.
to sign a contract for Dancing Girls,
and without her belief in the book, I'm not sure it
would ever have found its way into print.
- Louise Brown

I've always believed that the facts about dancing are
more interesting than the myths,
and this was a great chance for me to explore how the
human body does such incredible things.
- Deborah Bull


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