Disco Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old disco quotes, disco sayings, and disco proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Disco existed before we were all born and will exist afterwards. It is a ritual - it is a celebration - and it is the same kind of music that we call disco or rock'n'roll or a whole list of names that we can call it. Call it what you will, nothing will change the fact that certain kinds of music will make you want to celebrate or party.     

Grace Jones

Disco music in the '70s was just a call to go wild and party and dance with no thought or conscience or regard for tomorrow.     

Martha Reeves

Disco was like the celebration of music through dance and my God! When you heard the music sometimes it was like, if you don't get up and dance, you aren't human!      

Grace Jones

I like mindless disco... they say the lyrics are stupid and repetitious. So what's wrong with that? So is lying in the sun. Not everything has to be serious.     

Lou Reed

Disco deserved a better name, a beautiful name because it was a beautiful art form. It made the consumer beautiful. The consumer was the star.     

Barry White

I could be religious, if they sang the hymns to disco.     

Adam Ant

Disco is the best floor show in town. It's very democratic, boys with boys, girls with girls, girls with boys, blacks and whites, capitalists and Marxists, Chinese and everything else, all in one big mix.     

Truman Capote

Disco is a major influence in the world of fashion. It is a dynamic factor in contemporary advertising. It is a message from every consumer that there has been a rediscovery of America's greatest by-product: fun.     

Neil Bogart

I was stranded in Disco. I went to dozens of darkened places with enough flashing lights to drive the average person mad. I felt lost in the pulse of sheer panic.      

Martha Reeves

A glittering disco ball spins from the ceiling, but the music is something I've never heard, discordant and haunting and insistent, the kind of music that demands you dance.     

Candace Bushnell

Disco is music for dancing, and people will always want to dance.     

Giorgio Moroder

God had to create disco music so I could be born and be successful.      

Donna Summer

So, have you heard about the oyster who went to a disco and pulled a mussel?     

Billy Connolly

I hate labels because it should be just music. I don't see anything wrong with disco. Call it anything. It's music.     

Michael Jackson

I'm from the disco era where everybody thought they were John Travolta... What song is going to get me on the dance floor? Anything from 'Saturday Night Fever,' and you're up there like a demon.     

Ian Mcshane

A wise man once said, never discuss philosophy or politics in a disco environment.     

Frank Zappa

I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes.     

Hunter S. Thompson

I was thinking the other day that there will never be another form of music that everybody has to respond to - like disco.     

Daniel Clowes

Disco will never be over. It will always live in our minds and hearts. Something like this that was this big, and this important, and this great, will never die. Oh for a few years, maybe many years it will be considered passe and ridiculous. It will be misrepresented, caricatured and sneered at, or worse, completely ignored. People will laugh about John Travolta, Olivia Newton John, white polyester suits and platform shoes and going like this! [Mimics Saturday Night Fever pose] But we had nothing to do with those things and still loved disco. Those who didn't understand will never understand. Disco was much more, and much better than all that. Disco was too great and too much fun to be gone forever. It has got to come back someday. I just hope it will be in our own lifetimes.     

Matt Keeslar as Josh Neff in The Last Days of Disco

Disco's are tricky. You look a total wally if you dance too early but after one crucial song tips the disco over, you look a sad saddo if you don't.     

David Mitchell

We enjoy change and freshness, and disco was only one area we've delved into.     

Barry Gibb

Disco dancing is just the steady thump of a giant moron knocking in an endless nail.     

Clive James

Disco satisfied social as well as musical needs. Disco people got to dress up all the time and go to places ... where everybody sort of 'looked good' - and later, after an evening of chemical alteration, everybody looked even better, and the next thing they knew, they were getting The Blox Job.     

Frank Zappa

Too many of these writers in the music papers, they are misunderstanding everything. The disco sound is not art or anything so serious.     

Giorgio Moroder

I've always gravitated towards the beats, obviously. And when I was growing up, I always loved funk music or even - dare I say it - disco.      

Tommy Lee

Disco is just pop music you can dance to.     

Sheena Easton

We had been reminded once too often that we were just not with it. Where they had long hair and Woodstock, we had nothing to clearly call our own. We needed a kind of shared activity, scorned by our elders, which would bring us together as a group. At the disco, we have forged a generational banner. It's great to feel special at last.     

Bruce Pollack

At an incredibly divisive point in pop history, Donna Summer managed to create an undeniable across-the-board experience of mass pleasure - after 'Bad Girls,' nobody ever tried claiming disco sucked again. It set the template for what Michael Jackson would do a few months later with 'Off The Wall.'      

Rob Sheffield

When we made “Love to Love You Baby,” we knew it was somewhat innovative, but nobody knew people would jump on that bandwagon and all of a sudden the whole world would be going disco.     

Donna Summer

I want to give [my records] all away before some fool plays disco at my funeral, and then the record gets stuck, and nobody can tell, and the service goes on forever!     

Robert Patrick

When I went to high school, in the late 1970s, disco was in full swing and anyone who was into it dressed the part. I know I did.     

Paul Feig

Disco is funky when you take one record at a time. It's just that they narrowed it down to one beat to try to corner the market on a particular music. And when you do that with rhythm - talk about something that will get on your nerves. Try to make love with one stroke. Somebody will tell you to fax it in.     

George Clinton

The worst part of being gay in the twentieth century is all that damn disco music to which one has to listen.     

Quentin Crisp

I've been in every disco in the world. I saw a picture of my wife Shakira and I dancing in Studio 54; I didn't even know someone had taken that picture.     

Michael Caine

(On disco) I don't consider that a genre as much as a level of hell.     

J.M. Hushour

La Flavour's 'Mandolay' is a disco classic - I dare you to sit still while listening to it.     

RuPaul

In pop or rock you can make a fast song or a slow one, but in disco there is really just the one rhythm.     

Giorgio Moroder

Disco music is funk with a bow tie.     

Fred Wesley

Disco is from hell, okay? And not the cool part of hell with all the murderers, but the lame ass part where the really bad accountants live.      

Danny Masterson as Hyde in That '70s Show

Disco is the first technology music. And what I mean is that 'disco' music is named after discs, because when technology grew to where they didn't need a band in the clubs, the DJ played it on a disc.      

Will.I.Am

White kids in Philadelphia could dance, they danced on American Bandstand, but disco changed the business of music. There’s a big difference between people dancing at parties, or in clubs, to becoming an international explosion.     

Bethann Hardison

The thing which really killed partner dancing was Saturday Night Fever. Disco was originally an underground dance, done mainly by Hispanics, blacks and gays, who could really do partner dancing. They were incredible, but that was an underground thing. Then when Saturday Night Fever came out, the masses flocked to the clubs to experience what they saw in the movie. But what they thought the Hustle was was freestyle, because that's what John Travolta did.     

Maria Torres

Disco is just jitterbug.     

Fred Astaire

I was out in the clubs in New York City in 1971, ‘72, feeling the pulse, knowing what was going on. I saw them setting up D.J. booths in closets—taking the top half of the door off, putting in a plank of wood, and that’s what [the D.J.] put his turntable on.     

Gloria Gaynor

Disco sucks? You never heard that from me.     

John Lydon

After Saturday Night Fever, we wanted to do a poster, with the three of us in Rambo’s bodies, with machine guns, and in the background there’d be a body in a white suit, bullet-ridden, and the mirror ball all shot to pieces.     

Maurice Gibb

I love to dance in the disco, but that's about it.     

Heather Mills

The disco beat was created so that white people could dance.     

Bethann Hardison

Disco was brand new then and there were a few jocks that had monstrous sound systems but they wouldn't dare play this kind of music. They would never play a record where only two minutes of the song was all it was worth. They wouldn't buy those types of records.     

Grandmaster Flash

I love Donna Summer, and I love ABBA. I love late '70s disco. I love the Bee Gees. I just love that period of recording.     

Taylor Hawkins

People are embarrassed by disco, but I love it.     

Ty Segall

I'm a sucker for sad disco pop.     

Sophie Ellis Bextor

I love a lot of old disco because it's aerodynamic, smooth, and very seductive.     

Jens Lekman

I grew up in the seventies and disco was big. That influenced me the most.     

Ice Cube