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Robert Caro Quotes and Sayings

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The ballet embodies the notes of music.
And sometimes you almost feel like you can see the
notes dance up there on the stage.
- Robert Caro

I deliberately made an effort not to become an expert on the ballet.
- Robert Caro

Everything seems to be going faster and faster.
It's really harder to create something that endures.
The New York City Ballet has succeeded in doing that.
- Robert Caro

I like new ballets because they're totally new.
As you get older, new experiences are harder and harder to come by,
so it's pretty great to have a new experience.
- Robert Caro

 

My predictions are notably inaccurate.
- Robert Caro

I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man.
I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power,
because democracy shapes our lives.
- Robert Caro

I really wanted there to be something in my life that
I enjoy just for the beauty of it.
- Robert Caro

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I never went to a ballet until I was 45 years old.
I don't know why.
- Robert Caro

As you get older, you sometimes feel that it's harder
and harder to get something new and wonderful to come into your life.
- Robert Caro

The moment the curtain rose on that first ballet,
I knew something wonderful and new had come into my life.
I can still see the first scene.
The ballet was Divertimento No.
15.
- Robert Caro

You come in off the street, through the doors of the theater.
You sit down.
The lights go down and the curtain goes up.
And you're in another world.
- Robert Caro

Everyone believed the Senate could not really be led.
It used to take so long to rise up through seniority.
- Robert Caro

Ballet is sort of a mystery to me.
And I don't want to unravel that mystery.
- Robert Caro

Lyndon Johnson, as majority leader of the United States Senate,
he made the Senate work.
- Robert Caro

The New York City Ballet is obviously speaking to a
whole new generation and bringing it the same wonder
and beauty that it brought previous generations.
- Robert Caro

Sometimes during a ballet I'll look around and see
all these rows of intent faces,
concentrating on this beautiful thing up on the stage.
- Robert Caro

At the ballet, you really feel like you're in the presence
of something outside the rest of your life.
Higher than the rest of your life.
- Robert Caro

I sometimes feel that if your book sells more than 20 years,
then there's something in it that you can say,
gee, I did something that endures, that's timeless.
- Robert Caro

Robert Moses wasn't elected to anything.
We're taught that in a democracy power comes from being elected.
He had more power than anyone, and he held it for 48 years.
- Robert Caro

The Senate is an unknowing world.
- Robert Caro

I was trying to learn about Lyndon Johnson when he
was young and creating his first political machine
in the Texas hill country.
I moved there for three years.
You had to learn that world.
- Robert Caro

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

Classical ballet will never die.
- Ninette de Valois

Ballet-girls have a bad reputation, which is in most cases well deserved.
- Henry Mayhew

I grew up studying ballet; I grew up honing my craft.
- Janice Dickinson

There would never have been a British Ballet without Diaghilev.
He had a wonderful influence.
- Ninette de Valois

I used to dance when I was younger -
ballet and modern dance.
- Nastassja Kinski

I was a ballet dancer and that kind of bled into musical theater.
I was constantly in rehearsal for one thing or another.
- Jennifer Garner

Heaven help the American-born boy with a talent for ballet.
- Camille Paglia

In the Thirties, when I was in New York,
I did the first surrealistic ballet in a show of mine.
- Vincente Minnelli

The real American type can never be a ballet dancer.
The legs are too long, the body too supple and the
spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking.
- Isadora Duncan

I got kicked out of ballet class because I pulled a groin muscle.
It wasn't mine.
- Rita Rudner

The life of a dancer is tragically short.
What is remarkable about the New York City Ballet is
that it makes us forget that.
Because it keeps the ballet alive.
- John Guare

Dancing is a tough career, but I'm glad I spent it at the Royal Ballet.
- Deborah Bull

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

When life takes me on a new journey,
I simply remember the smile my first ballet recital
put on my face and I move forward.
- Andrea Thompson

I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet.
That attitude is something that's put into your head.
You are never thin enough.
- Carmen Electra

Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television.
It's sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet.
A little sexy too which doesn't hurt.
- Andy Rooney

In fact, ballet companies did not exist in the Midwest when I was a child.
- Suzanne Farrell

People who leave Washington do so by way of the box...
ballet or coffin.
- Claiborne Pell

You increase muscle bulk by training against resistance.
For example, weights.
And in ballet, this isn't the case.
- Deborah Bull

I am both proud and honored to be on the Board of Directors
for the Texas Ballet Theater.
- Janine Turner

Does the New York City Ballet affect other places? Yeah,
it lets people know they should come to New York.
- John Guare

I took several years of dance lessons that included ballet,
tap and jazz.
They helped a great deal with body control,
balance, a sense of rhythm, and timing.
- Lynn Swann

The particular ballet was not so important as the fact
that I was physically healthy,
and capable of getting out there and dancing as often as possible.
- Suzanne Farrell

And it is always Easter Sunday at the New York City Ballet.
It is always coming back to life.
Not even coming back to life - it lives in the constant present.
- John Guare

I've got no plans to be a ballet dancer at the moment.
- Neil Patrick Harris

When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers
I kind of wanted to be a vampire.
- Angelina Jolie

A lot of people insisted on a wall between modern dance and ballet.
I'm beginning to think that walls are very unhealthy things.
- Twyla Tharp

I started taking ballet lessons when I was three and
a half and I still take dance classes.
- Oksana Baiul

I copied my brother.
He was a natural dancer.
Graceful.
People always asked did we study ballet.
We never did.
- Harold Nicholas

I do take class because I still dance,
and yes, I do slip into class with the Royal Ballet from time to time.
- Deborah Bull

I toured the Middle Eastern countries with the ballet.
- Leslie Caron

However, the moral center of New York City,
I believe, is the New York City Ballet.
- John Guare

I grew up in the theater and danced ballet atrociously.
- Maureen O'Hara

The music industry is so easy compared to the ballet world.
- Vanessa Carlton

I think of the New York City Ballet as the Yankees
without George Steinbrenner.
- John Guare

The ballet is a purely female thing;
it is a woman,
a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.
- George Balanchine

Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public,
has given me something important.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

You can't drink on an eight hour flight,
pass out, and then go onstage...
well you can, but then you're Spandau Ballet.
- Robert Smith

I wanted to be a ballet teacher.
- Jaclyn Smith

I went to ballet school for nine years,
and there was an agent for the whole school who happened
to be there visiting one of the performances.
She suggested an audition.
- Sarah Sutton

And what would be great numbers in a Broadway show
are now on stage of the New York City Ballet.
- John Guare

If a ballet dancer falls over, it's knowing how to
get out looking clumsy that counts.
- Ritchie Blackmore

In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell...
we can't dance synonyms.
- George Balanchine

All the New York City Ballet does is hit beautiful home runs.
- John Guare

There might've been wires, but I have this ability to make myself light.
Well you know what, in ballet, when you kind of lift yourself here,
it's all up in the head.
- Albert Finney

I think that every year that the New York City Ballet
is alive is worthy of celebration.
Because otherwise the terrible thing is just that we take it for granted.
- John Guare

It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying,
'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.'
By then,
pigs will be your style.
- Quentin Crisp

I went away when I was 9 to a ballet school.
I thought I wanted to be a dancer, but eight years
of ballet cured me of that.
- Juliet Mills

My Mom is a ballet director, so I had this idea in
me that classical training is the best foundation for anything you do,
so I wanted to get a classical background and voice.
- Shuler Hensley


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