This is just a collection of some of my favourite quotes. Some are about dance, some are inspiring, some are funny. Enjoy. :)
The supreme act of courage is that of forgiving ourselves.
That which I was not but could have been.
That which I would have done but did not do.
Can I find the fortitude to remember in truth,
to understand, to submit, to forgive
and to be free to move on in time?
- Martin Luther King
Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
- Henry Miller

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.
- J. K. Rowling

If you haven't cried, your eyes can't be beautiful.
- Sophia Loren

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
- Aristotle

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
- Mark Twain

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
- James Openheim

"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.
- A.A. Milne

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Browne

Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.
- Robert S. Lynd

This is my "depressed stance." When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better. If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this.
- Charlie Brown

Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
- William Wordsworth, 1806

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
- Janet Lane
Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
- Joseph Joubert

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.
- Thornton Wilder

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
- William Saroyan

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
- Hosea Ballou

Some pursue happiness, others create it.
- Unknown

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
- John C. Maxwell

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
- David Hume

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
-Leonard Cohen

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved
- George Sand

Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
- Hermann Hesse

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
- Unknown

Everything we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
- Edgar Allan Poe.

Sacrifice all that you are for all that you could be.
- Unknown

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

You are never given a dream without also being given the ability to make it come true.
- Unknown

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Of all the words of tongue or pen, no sadder are these..."It might have been"
- John Greenleaf Whittier

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each others eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

I have found that hollow, which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.
- Henry David Thoreau

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
- Henry David Thoreau

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
- Henry David Thoreau

While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.
- Henry David Thoreau

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
- C.S. Lewis

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.- C.S. Lewis

Make your choice, adventurous Stranger,
Strike the bell and bide the danger,
Or wonder, till it drives you mad,
What would have followed if you had.
- C.S. Lewis

It is a very funny thing that the sleepier you are, the longer you take about getting to bed.- C.S. Lewis

'You are always dragging me down,' said I to my Body. 'Dragging _you_ down!' replied my Body. 'Well I like that! Who taught me to like tobacco and alcohol? You, of course, with your idiotic adolescent idea of being "grown up". My palate loathed both at first: but you would have your way. Who put an end to all those angry and revengeful thoughts last night? Me, of course, by insisting on going to sleep. Who does his best to keep you from talking too much and eating too much by giving you dry throats and headaches and indigestion? Eh?' 'And what about sex?' said I. 'Yes, what about it?' retorted the Body. 'If you and your wretched imagination would leave me alone I'd give you no trouble. That's Soul all over; you give me orders and then blame me for carrying them out.'- C.S. Lewis
Stop and appreciate what you have today. Look at what you have with wider eyes, maybe with more compassion and more gratitude for the things that you do have and not the things you don’t have.
 - Michael Imperioli

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
- Mahatma Gandhi

We all know fear. But passion makes us fearless.
- Paulo Coelho

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage - pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically - to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside. The enemy of the ‘best’ is often the ‘good’.
- Stephen Covey

Crying is all right in its own way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.
- C.S. Lewis

And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can’t ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it’s already happened.
- Douglas Coupland

I’m going to fight for your love. There are some things in life that are worth fighting for to the end. You are worth it.
- Paulo Coelho

People living deeply have no fear of death.
- Anaïs Nin

In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place.
- Elizabeth Gilbert

Don’t be so damn hard on yourself. Yeah, you screwed up. You’re not perfect, fine. Learn from it. But don’t punish yourself. Be kind to you, even when you screw up. You’ll bounce back eventually. You’ll make up for it.
- Stephanie Klein

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
- Robert Frost

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Love is not a because, it’s a no matter what.
- Jodi Picoult

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
- Flora Whittemore

Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.
- Judy Garland

You will forgive me, I hope you don’t mind me saying, I just wanted to add, if you’ve got time and I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, because you should know, before we go any further, we should put everything on the table because the reality is and the truth is and the fact of the matter is, I shouldn’t interrupt but I was wondering and if you know, please tell me, how we manage to say so much, without saying anything at all.
- Unknown

Accept who you are; and revel in it.
- Mitch Albom

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
- Paulo Coelho
Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.
- William James

Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.
- Richard Bach

One man cannot practice many arts with success.
- Plato

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
- Mark Caine

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
- Henry Ford