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Measure Twice, Cut Once

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Measure Twice, Cut Once thanks to Keith Blake

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Dancing is silent poetry. - Simonides

All art is quite useless. - Oscar Wilde

Measure a thousand times and cut once. - Turkish Proverb

The human body is the best work of art. - Jess C. Scott

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

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. - Jonathan Swift

We have art to save ourselves from the truth. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend. - John Singer Sargent

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak. - Indian Proverb

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. - Clive James

Magic: An art of converting superstition into coin - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace. - Oscar Wilde

Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order. - Samuel Beckett

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. - Frank Zappa

No one should have to dance backwards all their lives. - Jill Ruckelshaus

Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art. - F Scott Fitzgerald

Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art. - Claude Debussy

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. - Unknown

Mathematical genius and artistic genius touch one another. - Gosta Mittag-Leffler

Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty. - Unknown

Management is a practice where art, science, and craft meet. - Henry Mintzberg

Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so. - Galileo Galilei

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. - Elaine Heffner

The new job of art is to sit on the wall and get more expensive. - Robert Hughes

Measure yourself by what you have accomplished with your ability. - John Wooden

Tact is the art of convincing people that they know more than you do. - Raymond Mortimer

A really well made buttonhole is the only link between art and nature. - Oscar Wilde

Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it. - Robert Motherwell

The role of the artist today is to defend feeling against the machine. - Marty Rubin

Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature? - Charles Baudelaire

To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy. - Will Durant

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. - Henry Ward Beecher

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine! - Thomas Hood

When nobody around you seems to measure up, it's time to check your yardstick. - Bill Lemley

Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on. - Robert Frost

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. - Herb Caen

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. - Albert Einstein

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. - Andre Gide

Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord. Interpret nature and you are an artist. - Jacques Lipchitz

I have a wonderful make-up crew. They're the same people restoring the Statue of Liberty. - Bob Hope

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Art is the right hand of nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men. - Friedrich Schiller

I'm proud of my Irish heritage and culture and this show will feature a lot of Irish dancing. - Michael Flatley

It's amazing what you can do with an E in A-Level art, a twisted imagination and a chainsaw. - Damien Hirst

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. - Virginia Woolf

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. - W.T. Purkiser

A true measure of a man's worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success. - Cullen Hightower

You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together. - Earl Nightingale

Never pay attention to what critics say. Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic. - Jean Sibelius

I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast. - Viktor Frankl

The secret to living well and longer is: EAT half; WALK double; LAUGH triple; and LOVE without measure. - Unknown

Because I'm an artist, I can't ever consider myself a nihilist, so I suppose I'm optimistic. - Marilyn Manson

The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I'd made my teammates play. - Bill Russell

Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned. - George Balanchine

Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and acitivty of man's nature. - Robert South

I don't think much of a dance step where the girl looks like she was being carried out of a burning building. - Kin Hubbard

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist. - R. Buckminster Fuller

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. - Frederic Amiel

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. - Arthur C. Clarke

The biggest thing separating people from their artistic ambitions is not a lack of talent. It's the lack of a deadline. - Chris Baty

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all. - Ray Bradbury

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen. - Pablo Picasso

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. - Franz Liszt


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