95 quotes found by Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov
I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.
Anyone  dance  # 29369
Mikhail Baryshnikov
I found that dance, music, and literature is how I made sense of the world... it pushed me to think of things bigger than life's daily routines... to think beyond what is immediate or convenient.
life  music  sense  # 29370
Mikhail Baryshnikov
The more injuries you get, the smarter you get.
Smarter  Injuries  # 29371
Mikhail Baryshnikov
I was very restless. I really wanted to be a part of a kind of a progressive society. I was fed up with these Communist doctrines and you were hassled all the time with members of the Party committee who were KGB, what you have to do, where in the West you can go or not to go.
time  society  Party  # 29372
Mikhail Baryshnikov
I really reject that kind of comparison that says, Oh, he is the best. This is the second best. There is no such thing.
best  Second  Says  # 29373
Mikhail Baryshnikov
I like to go to anybody else's birthday, and if I'm invited I'm a good guest. But I never celebrate my birthdays. I really don't care.
birthday  good  care  # 29374
Mikhail Baryshnikov
When a body moves, it's the most revealing thing. Dance for me a minute, and I'll tell you who you are.
Body  dance  Minute  # 29375
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Dancers are made, not born.
Born  Dancers  # 29376
Mikhail Baryshnikov
I'm an impatient person in many respects. I like to put myself in uncomfortable situations. It forces me to deliver.
Forces  Situations  Deliver  # 29377
Mikhail Baryshnikov
No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business.
Business  Another  watch  # 29378
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Dancers are stripped enough onstage. You don't have to know more about them than they've given you already.
Given  Dancers  Onstage  # 29379
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public, has given me something important.
Successful  Whether  Public  # 29380
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Your body actually reminds you about your age and your injuries - the body has a stronger memory than your mind.
age  mind  Body  # 29381
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Dancing is my obsession. My life.
life  dancing  obsession  # 29382
Mikhail Baryshnikov
I am not the first straight dancer or the last.
Last  Straight  Dancer  # 29383
Mikhail Baryshnikov
In the second part of life you get rid of stuff you've accumulated.
life  Stuff  Second  # 29384