Baraka Dance




The following quotes have touched either my sense of humor, provoked deep thought, or speak great truths to me (or all of the above). I share them with you so you may both enjoy and be stimulated as I have been.


"Allah curse all dancing girls. Their hips full of abandon, make young men full of nonsense!"
--text card from "Son of The Shiek"

We are fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
--Japanese proverb

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
--Martha Grahm

Dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
--Mata Hari

I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish more to be than a good dancer.
--Friedrich Nietzsche

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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
--Benjamin Franklin

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
--Thomas Jefferson

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
--Joseph Stalin

When we're afraid, we loose all sense of analysis and reflection. Our fear paralyzes us... fear has always been the driving force behind all dictators' repression.
--Marjane Satrapi

"Remeber Koom Valley!"...Every society needs a cry like that, but only in a very few do they come out with the complete, unvarnished version, which is "Remember-The-Atrocity-Committed-Against-Us-Last-Time-That-Will-Excuse-The-Atrocity-That-We're-About-To-Commit-Today! And So On! Hurrah!"
--Terry Pratchet

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Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
--Thomas Jefferson

These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed.
--Abigail Adams

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
--Blaise Pascal

Suffering is wishing things were other than they are.

I do not fear death. I fear a futile life.
--Bahman Farmanara

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.

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