"He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace; I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee. I said his heaven would be only half alive; and he said mine would be drunk: I said I should fall asleep in his; and he said he could not breathe in mine."
~ Wuthering Heights
by Emily Bronte
To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.
~ Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
Have you ever observed a humming-bird moving about in an aerial dance among the flowers--a living prismatic gem that changes its colour with every change of position.
~ Green Mansions
by W. H. Hudson
There was another flourish; and then the trio dashed spontaneously into the triumphant swing of the waltz. It was as though the room were instantly flooded with water. After a moment's hesitation first one couple, then another, leapt into mid-stream, and went round and round in the eddies.
~ The Voyage Out
by Virginia Woolf
He is one of those people to whom you must allow moods,--when their sun shines, dance,--and when their vapors rise, sit in the the shadow.
~ The Amber Gods
by Harriet Prescott Spofford
At last, in the dead of the night, when the street was very still indeed, Little Dorrit laid the heavy head upon her bosom, and soothed her to sleep. And thus she sat at the gate, as it were alone; looking up at the stars, and seeing the clouds pass over them in their wild flight--which was the dance at Little Dorrit's party.
~ Little Dorrit
by Charles Dickens
Human speech is like a cracked tin kettle, on which we hammer out tunes to make bears dance when we long to move the stars.
~ Madame Bovary
by Gustave Flaubert
An evening wind uprose too, and the slighter branches cracked and rattled as they moved, in skeleton dances, to its moaning music.
~ Martin Chuzzlewit
by Charles Dickens
"Oh, friend John, it is a strange world, a sad world, a world full of miseries, and woes, and troubles. And yet when King Laugh come, he make them all dance to the tune he play."
by Bram Stoker