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Fred Astaire
(1899-1987) born on
May 10
US dancer, actor. He was the leading dance star of his generation in "Top Hat," 1935 and "Daddy Long Legs," 1955.
         
   
F
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.

R
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.
A
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.
N
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.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
R: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
A: In "Filmgoer's Book of Quotes," 1973.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: On why he stopped dancing professionally at age 71, recalled on his death 22 Jun 87
   


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