Quotes starting with D

Below you will find our collection of inspirational quotes and sayings starting with the letter D, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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Dally not with other folk's spouses or money.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Dance every performance as if it were your last.     -- Erik Bruhn
Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.     -- Samuel Beckett
Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter. Go right on doing what interests you, and do it until it stops interesting you.     -- Louis Horst
Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.     -- Martha Graham
Dance is like life, it exists as you're flitting through it, and when it's over, it's done.     -- Jerome Robbins
Dance is like wine; it matures with every performance.     -- Alarmel Valli
Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.     -- Martha Graham
Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual.     -- Isadora Duncan
Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.     -- Ted Shawn
Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.     -- Scott Nilsson
Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.     -- Jaques D'Ambroise
Dance isn't something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced.     -- Paige Arden
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.     -- W.H. Auden
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.     -- Kurt Vonnegut
Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.     -- Rumi
Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.     -- Henry Fielding
Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.     -- Charles Baudelaire
Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.     -- Terri Guillemets
Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.     -- Robert Frost
Dancing is like bank robbery. It takes split-second timing.     -- Twyla Tharp
Dancing is moving to the music without stepping on anyone's toes, pretty much the same as life.     -- Robert Brault
Dancing is silent poetry.     -- Simonides
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.     -- Havelock Ellis
Dancing is the poetry of the foot.     -- John Dryden
Dancing is the world's favorite metaphor.     -- Kristy Nilsson
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
Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.     -- Unknown
Dancing, singing, storytelling and silence are the four universal healing salves.     -- Gabrielle Roth
Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man's eyes.     -- Euripides
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.     -- Norman B. Rice
Date someone because you already see a future, not because you want to see if you would work out.     -- Sarah Moores
Dating a girl with a guy best friend is never easy.     -- Unknown
Dating a man is like flying a kite. You only need to know when to wind up the string or let it out.     -- Jenna Alatari
Dating a tennis player is risky - love means nothing to us.      -- Anna Kournikova
Dating an ex is the equivalent of failing a test you already had the answers to.     -- Kendrick Cole
Dating is a battleground filled with deception and infidelity.     -- Andrew S. Trees
Dating is a give and take. If you only see it as "taking," you are not getting it.     -- Henry Cloud
Dating is about finding out who you are and who others are. If you show up in a masquerade outfit, neither is going to happen.     -- Henry Cloud
Dating is all about the chase. It's fun!     -- Lauren Conrad
Dating is different when you get older. You're not as trusting, or as eager to get back out there and expose yourself to someone.     -- Toni Braxton
Dating is really all about sex. In the conventional context, this means that the man invites the woman to go through a social encounter, the ultimate purpose of which is sexual engagement.     -- Alexander Mccall Smith
Dating is really hard because everyone puts on a front. It's really difficult to see who is who, so it is important to be yourself.     -- Brooke Burke
Dating now is a lot like going shopping when you don't have any money. Even if you find the right thing, you can't do anything about it.     -- Joshua Harris
Dating should be less about matching outward circumstances than meeting your inner necessity.     -- Mark Amend
Dating someone exclusively for four months in New York is like four years in Anchorage.     -- Zack Love
Dating someone on the opposite end of the happy spectrum teaches you an incredible amount of patience.     -- Chris Pine
Daughter are angels sent from above to fill our heart with unending love.     -- J. Lee
Daughters can sometimes be too serious, teach them to laugh and not take life too seriously.     -- Catherine Pulsifer
Daughters go into analysis hating their fathers and come out hating their mothers. They never come out hating themselves.     -- Laurie Jo Wojcik
Daughters understand as they grow older, they become good friends.     -- Catherine Pulsifer
Dead men don't bite.      -- Plutarch (46-120)
Dead men tell no tales.      -- J. Wilson (1664)
Deal with the faults of others as gently as your own.      -- Chinese Proverb
Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned.     -- Eminem
Dear insecure girls everywhere, you're not ugly, society is. Sincerely, The truth.     -- Unknown
Dear Monday, I want to break up. I'm seeing Tuesday and dreaming about Friday. Sincerely, It's not me, It's you.      -- Anonymous
Dear Monday, thanks for having the word "mon" in you. That's French for "mine," in case you weren't aware, Monday, but it makes me think of you more as "my day," and frankly, that sounds like a much more promising start to the week.      -- Unknown Author
Dear Radio Stations, please do not play Katy Perry's 'Friday Night' Monday morning at 8 AM during my drive to work.      -- Anonymous
Dear to us are those who love us but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit.     -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dear Tuesday, nobody likes you either. You're just Monday's ugly cousin.     -- Unknown
Dearer than our children are the children of our children.     -- Unknown
Death - the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.      -- Walter Scott
Death is a distant rumor to the young.      -- Andrew A. Rooney
Death is a law, not a punishment.      -- Jean Dubos
Death is a new office building filled with modern furniture, A wise thing, but which has no purpose for us.     -- John Ashbery
Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to die before you die ? and find that there is no death.      -- Eckhart Tolle
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.      -- Andrew Sachs
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.     -- Rabindranath Tagore
Death is not something you get over. It's the rip that exposes life in a before and after chasm, and all you can do is try to exist as best you can in the after.     -- Lily Graham
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.     -- Norman Cousins
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.      -- Epicurus
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.     -- Napoleon Bonaparte
Death is the destination we all share, no one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life.     -- Steve Jobs
Death is the great leveller.      -- Claudian
Death is the solution to all problems. No man ? no problem.     -- Joseph Stalin
Death is the veil which those who live call life: They sleep, and it is lifted.      -- Percy Bysshe Shelley
Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.     -- Percy Bysshe Shelley
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.      -- Seneca
Death keeps no calendar.      -- English (on death and dying)
Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.     -- Oscar Wilde
Death never takes a wise man by surprise; he is always ready to go.      -- Jean de la Fontaine (1621-1695)
Death pays all debts.      -- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Death takes no bribes.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Decaffeinated coffee is the devil's blend.     -- Unknown Author
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.     -- Bill Cosby
Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it.     -- Brian Tracy
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.     -- Haroldson Lafayette Hunt, Jr.
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.     -- H. L. Hunt
Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree, because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch, or you might simply get covered in sap, and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors, where it is harder to get a splinter.      -- Lemony Snicket
Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.     -- Paul Tillich
Decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made, nothing happens.... Decision is the courageous facing of issues, knowing that if they are not faced, problems will remain forever unanswered.     -- Wilfred A. Peterson
Decision: Something a man makes when he cannot get anyone to serve on a committee.     -- Fletcher Knebel
Decisions become easier when your will to please God outweighs your will to please the world.     -- Anso Coetzer
Decisions made in anger can yeild a lifetime of regret.     -- Mr. Prophet
Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.     -- Dr Thomas Dooley
Dedication involves making the space to let young ideas take hold; every tree was once a seed and every company was once an idea.     -- Zephyr Bloch-Jorgensen
Dedication is not what others expect of you, it is what you can give to others.     -- Unknown
Dedication means spending whatever time or energy is necessary to accomplish the task at hand.     -- Anil Sinha
Deeds are fruits; words are leaves.      -- English (on words and deeds)