Words matter. These are the best Cyd Charisse Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
My favorite occupation at home is sitting by the pool in swim suit, soaking in the sun, cooling off by an occasional sip of my water.
Most dancers are very quiet.
If I have any strength as a dancer, I got it all from Nijinska. Her barre was tough, and there were very difficult combinations.
The Roman goddess Diana, you know, is usually shown with a bow and arrow. Every first-year Latin student knows that. I still remember the first simple sentence I learned in Latin ‘Diana sagittas por tas… Diana carries the arrows.’ That helped get me interested in archery as a teenager and I’m still into it a lot.
If you worry about taking risks, don’t do it.
Everybody can learn to dance. If they can walk, they can dance.
I like to work. It gets boring sitting around.
The censors were always there when I was on the set.
I’m a dancer and when I walk off stage there isn’t a dry spot on me. This means my hair has to be put up again between shows. I have to make up and dress all over again.
I never know which camera is on me when I’m dancing and the director picks the shot he likes but it usually isn’t the best shot for showing the steps I want the audience to see.
You know, I don’t think anyone ever knew anyone like Marilyn, really. I’ve never known another girl like Marilyn Monroe.
I was in so many Esther Williams pictures with Ricardo Montalban and I always was his girl no matter what the story.
All I ever wanted to do was dance.
Who can copy Garbo?
It’s impossible to make dancing really effective on TV. The screen is too small, and the cameras can’t move fast enough to get the right angles.
I never considered going into motion pictures.
Making a movie is like sprinting. Nightclub work is a long-distance event. You have to pace yourself and sustain it for a long period.
I have never been extroverted.
Whenever an actress marries a nonprofessional with the promise she can carry on her career, either the marriage ends or the career does. Only actors understand the demands of professional lives and make allowance for them.
Being shy personally and performing are two different things.
He was a wonderful gentleman, elegant, with great humility. All the wonderful things you can say about a person, you have to say about Fred Astaire.
I think that in all my dancing I play a role,’ she told The Times that year. ‘To me, that’s what dancing is about. It’s not just steps.
You never know what’s around the corner.
It really isn’t important how you get your exercise, but it does matter that you keep it up. If you let go, you’ll find it very hard to get started again.
What makes a star or a movie into a legend? I don’t know. For instance, when Robert Taylor and I made ‘Party Girl’ in 1958, nobody was particularly excited about it. Now, it’s considered by thousands to be a classic. There are ‘Party Girl’ cults.
Once you have your appetite well under control, start to acquire your dream figure with exercise.
I simply hate the sight of a suitcase.
TV has made dancing less important. It used to be a real treat to go to the movies and see Fred Astaire dance. But now you see dancing every time you turn on the set. You see lines of girls on the variety shows – even girls dancing around a big box of cleaning powder for commercials.
When you have control of muscles through balance, exercises not only streamline your figure, but you acquire a command and grace which contributes to your posture and to the way you wear your clothes.
Fred Astaire was special, and such a marvelous human being.
When I dance, people are watching for a slight mistake. I don’t want them to see any.
I had a mild case of polio as a child. Not enough to cripple me, but it was polio. I still have an atrophy on the right side of my back.
Well, I don’t like hats, never wear ’em.
Everything has come to me without my having to look for it. I signed with Metro because someone thought I had talent, and it was the same thing with the ballet.
There was a technique to making a musical. It took a long time for the studios to learn it, and it was very complicated.
I like warm weather but not this sticky, humid heat of New York.
I dance every day and my legs are in good shape.
Anything is easy after doing night clubs. It’s the two shows a night that get you.
It would be impossible to make a comparison between Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Their personalities are entirely different.
Most dancers have a young body. This is part discipline and part desire, because just sitting around makes one feel sluggish.
Most men, even egotistic actors, always shy away from dancing with me. Other dancers report the same trouble. They probably figure that I would be mentally comparing them with Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly. So I go to parties and usually just sit – unless George Burns is there – and then I have a ball.
A lot of people resented MGM because it could be very paternalistic but for me, the experience was very good.
If I’m not working, I like to attend a dancing class. At least that keeps you in condition. Then, if you get a call for a dancing part, you don’t have to go through two weeks of misery getting back in shape.
You can’t have bad eating habits without paying for them.
I was this tiny, frail little girl, I needed to build up muscle, and I fell in love with dancing from the first lesson.