1. "Jackendoff and Lerdahl also suggest that the way people convert music into gesture, whether by dance or in conducting an orchestra, is instinctive and special to music alone."
- Christine Kenneally, The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language
2. "DANCE, WATER DANCE!"
- Quote by Shiro Amano
3. "The gods have meant that I should dance, and by the gods, I will dance!!! For in some mystic hour I shall move to the unheard rhythms of the cosmic orchestra of heaven, and you will know the language of my wordless poems, and will come to me... for that is why I dance." "Los dioses me destinaron a bailar, ¡y por los dioses bailaré! Pues en alguna hora mística me moveré a los ritmos ináuditos de la orquesta cósmica del cielo, y conocerás el lenguaje de mis poemas sin palabras, y vendrás a mí... pues por éso es que bailo."
- Quote by Ruth St. Denis
4. "He would have admired one of those fantastic visions, those magic apparitions one sometimes sees in the great theaters of Europe, in which the deafening melodies of an orchestra are made to appear among a deluge of light, a torrent of oriental diamonds and gold surrounded by a diaphanous mist, from which a deity, a sylph comes forward, her feet barely touching the floor encircled and accompanied by a luminous cloud. In her wake flowers shoot forth, a dance bursts out, harmonies awaken, and choirs of devils, nymphs, satyrs, spirits, country maidens, angels, and shepherds dance, shake tambourines gesticulate wildly, and lay tribute at the goddess’s feet."
- José Rizal, Noli Me Tángere
5. "The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself."
- Quote by Ludwig van Beethoven
6. "May night continue to fall upon the orchestra"
- Quote by André Breton
7. "sound of the orchestra but the intimacy of chamber music."
- Chip Heath, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
8. "Already he felt her absence from these skies: on the beach he could only remember the sun-torn flesh of her shoulder; at Tarmes he crushed out her footprints as he crossed the garden; and now the orchestra launching into the Nice Carnival Song, an echo of last year's vanished gaieties, started the little dance that went on all about her. In a hundred hours she had come to possess all the world's dark magic; the blinding belladonna, the caffein converting physical into nervous energy, the mandragora that imposes harmony."
- Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald
9. "Every symphony, for example, is a sonata for orchestra; every string quartet is a sonata for four strings; every concerto a sonata for a solo instrument and orchestra."
- Aaron Copland, What to Listen for in Music
10. "Dance the orange."
- Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke