They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meetTo chase the glowing hours with flying feet.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Chaperons don't enforce morality; they force immorality to be discreet.
Just around the corner in every woman's mind - is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her.
The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes - naturally, no one wants to live any other way.
Dance till the stars come down from the raftersDance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"
I climbed up the door and opened the stairs,Said my pajamas and put on my prayers,Then I turned off the bed and crawled into the lightAll because you kissed me goodnight!
Teenagers complain there's nothing to do, then stay out all night doing it.
There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.
Where's the man could ease a heartLike a satin gown?
~Dorothy Parker, "The Satin Dress"
Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.
Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
~Arnold H. Glasow
We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
You can tell a child is growing up when he stops asking where he came from and starts refusing to tell where he is going.
Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dancing is wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.
~Christopher Morley, Kitty Foyle
There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.
My father told me all about the birds and the bees, the liar - I went steady with a woodpecker till I was twenty-one.
Men are those creatures with two legs and eight hands.
Never let the little head do the thinking for the big head.
~Author unknown, advice to teenage boys, quoted in Friendly Advice compiled by Jon WinokurIt is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
The best rule of friendship is to keep your heart a little softer than your head.
Friends are relatives you make for yourself.
The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.
Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs.
The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.
You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well.
Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.
Most glorious night!Thou wert not sent for slumber!
~Lord Byron, Childe Harold
Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up.
Budget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.
I am having an out of money experience.
And the night shall be filled with music,And the cares that infest the dayShall fold their tents like the ArabsAnd as silently steal away.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
You are the music while the music lasts.
That money talksI'll not deny,I heard it once:It said, "Goodbye."
To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.
~Hopi Indian Saying
It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
~From the television show The Wonder Years
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it.
~From the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off
How did it get so late so soon?It's night before it's afternoon.December is here before it's June.My goodness how the time has flewn.How did it get so late so soon?
We do not remember days; we remember moments.
~Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship.
It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.
If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody.
~J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye
Dancing is the perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.
~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
Your children tell you casually years later what it would have killed you with worry to know at the time.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
Beauty... when you look into a woman's eyes and see what is in her heart.
Beauty comes in all sizes, not just size 5.
If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.
Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.