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29 Most Famous Fred Astaire Quotes (DANCING)

Top 10 Most Famous Fred Astaire Quotes (BEST)

“I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.”

Fred Astaire
The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.
Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.
The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style.
The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it’s considered to be your style.
Some people seem to think that good dancers are born, but all the good dancers I have known are taught or trained.
Some people seem to think that good dancers are born, but all the good dancers I have known are taught or trained.

“What counts more than luck is determination and perseverance. If the talent is there, it will come through. Don’t be too impatient. Stick at it. That’s my advice. You have to plug away, keep thinking up new ideas. If one doesn’t work, try another.”

Fred Astaire
If it doesn't look easy it is that we have not tried hard enough yet.
If it doesn’t look easy it is that we have not tried hard enough yet.
Dancing is a vertical interpretation of a horizontal intention.
Dancing is a vertical interpretation of a horizontal intention.
I have no desire to prove anything by dancing… I just dance.
I have no desire to prove anything by dancing… I just dance.
If we followed our own advice, we'd be successful.
If we followed our own advice, we’d be successful.

5 Fred Astaire Quotes About Love

“When a clumsy cloud from here, meets a fluffy little cloud from there, he billows towards her. She scurries away, and he scuds right up to her. She cries a little, and there you have your showers. He comforts her, they spark! That’s the lightning. They kiss… Thunder.”

Fred Astaire
Why didn't you tell me I was in love with you?
Why didn’t you tell me I was in love with you?
And that love that wrinkles your nose touches my foolish heart.
And that love that wrinkles your nose touches my foolish heart.
I don't make love by kissing, I make love by dancing.
I don’t make love by kissing, I make love by dancing.
He’s about as interested in your intellect as I am.
He’s about as interested in your intellect as I am.

10 Fred Astaire Quotes on Dancing

“When you have a Dancing partner, there’s always gonna be a moment where the girl’s gonna cry, Ginger didn’t do that. But, most every other girl I’ve worked with have cried because they said ‘aah, I can’t do it’ and I have to go ‘Yes, you can, Shut up!’ and they do do it.”

Fred Astaire
I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity… I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there.
I don’t want to be the oldest performer in captivity… I don’t want to look like a little old man dancing out there.
Can't act. Can't sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.
Can’t act. Can’t sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.
If the dance is right, there shouldn't be a single superfluous movement.
If the dance is right, there shouldn’t be a single superfluous movement.

“For ballroom dancing, remember that your partners have their own distinctive styles also. Cultivate flexibility. Be able to adapt your style to that of your partner. In doing so, you are not surrendering your individuality, but blending it with that of your partner.”

Fred Astaire
This search for what you want is like tracking something that doesn't want to be tracked. It takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable.
This search for what you want is like tracking something that doesn’t want to be tracked. It takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable.
Dancing is a sweat job.
Dancing is a sweat job.
If you're gonna go down, go down swinging!
If you’re gonna go down, go down swinging!
Either the camera will dance, or I will.
Either the camera will dance, or I will.
There comes a day when people begin to say, 'Why doesn't that old duffer retire' I want to get out while they're still saying Astaire is a hell of a dancer.
There comes a day when people begin to say, ‘Why doesn’t that old duffer retire?’ I want to get out while they’re still saying Astaire is a hell of a dancer.

4 Wise Fred Astaire Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)

“I just told my agent to forget all other projects for me. I was waiting for Audrey Hepburn. She asked for me, and I was ready. This could be the last and only opportunity I’d have to work with the great and lovely Audrey Hepburn and I was not missing it. Period.”

Fred Astaire
When you're experimenting you have to try so many things before you choose what you want, and you may go days getting nothing but exhaustion.
When you’re experimenting you have to try so many things before you choose what you want, and you may go days getting nothing but exhaustion.

“When working on my choreography I am not always receptive to outside suggestions or opinions. I believe that if you have something in mind in the way of a creation, such as a new dance, a sequence, or an effect, you are certain to come up with inaccurate criticism and damaging results if you go around asking for opinions.”

Fred Astaire
Be yourself but don't be conspicuous.
Be yourself but don’t be conspicuous.

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