Suzanne Farrell Quotes

40 Suzanne Farrell quotes:

"I still feel like a 15 year-old girl coming to New York. Dancing does that to you. I think it keeps you really young."
"It's ungrateful to be wishing you were doing something else at the moment you are living. You haven't lived in the moment that you are really living, you are wishing you were somewhere else."
"In fact, ballet companies did not exist in the Midwest when I was a child."
Author: Farrell Quotes Category: American Dancer Quotes Ballet Quotes
"I didn't have any doubts about my choice of career, but I had constant doubts about my ability, yes."
"I was grateful that I had dancing to fall back on. It was my survival tactic. It was my friend. It was always there."
"I was very much of a tomboy."
"When you are on stage, you don't see faces. The lights are in your eyes and you see just this black void out in front of you. And yet you know there is life out there, and you have to get your message across."
"And I just thought, this is what I want to be. And I knew that dancing would be my chosen profession."
"Of course, in the art class, I was the model."
"As soon as I hear music, something in me starts to vibrate."
"I liked to read but, being a dancer, I didn't have a lot of time to read."
"I had a wonderful childhood, coming from Cincinnati, and I think that it was great going into the life that I was going to have, where you have to start young as a dancer."
"Once I started dancing, I was not the spoiled brat or the rebellious child that I was as a child."
"I had two sisters, and we would love to get dressed up and pretend that we were chic, sophisticated ladies. And I think that was a great sort of preparation, in a way."
"My feelings started to change when I realized that dancing was getting inside my body, emotionally, as well as physically."
Author: Farrell Quotes Category: Body Quotes
"I was very happy that I was as normal as possible before I went into serious dance."
"To have been part of that evening -- and now I am truly honored and privileged. I loved dancing and how fortunate I am to have had a career I loved doing."
"My mother was very interested in giving her daughters the advantage of music and dance, if we had an interest in it. My father was not."
"I liked tap, because I liked hearing the results of my movements."
"That the work involved, the willingness to take chances, the commitment, the opportunity to get on stage and make people happy, was more important than becoming famous, or even what I was dancing."

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