Top Fred Astaire Quotes

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1. "My uncle, who was a little more flamboyant, always said the guy who dressed the best was Fred Astaire."
Author: Andy Garcia
2. "After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels."
Author: Ann Richards
3. "She had died peacefully, in her sleep, after an evening of listening to all of her favorite Fred Astaire songs, one crackling record after another. Once the last chord of the last piece had died out, she had stood up and opened the French doors to the garden outside, perhaps waiting to breathe in the honeysuckle one more time."
Author: Anne Fortier
4. "Sure he was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, .. backwards and in high heels."From: Frank and Ernest by Bob Thaves, art by Bob Thaves."
Author: Bob Thaves
5. "I can sing as well as Fred Astaire can act."
Author: Burt Reynolds
6. "I wish I was born in that era: dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, going to work at the studio dressed in beautiful pants, head scarves, and sunglasses."
Author: Catherine Zeta Jones
7. "Fred Astaire is my hero. I love him because he was willing to kill himself to make his art look effortless. And because he proved it's possible to be an artist and a good person."
Author: Connie Willis
8. "I'm really influenced by Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly."
Author: Cris Judd
9. "From Fred Astaire I learned discipline and hard work."
Author: Dirk Benedict
10. "Don't just walk through the flames. Get your Fred Astaire on and DANCE through them. Joy is around everywhere, even when the night falls hard."
Author: J.R. Ward
11. "Did any artist ever bring more pure joy to more people than Fred Astaire?"
Author: Jack Kroll
12. "Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing. My soul probably looks like Fred Astaire."
Author: Jarod Kintz
13. "I've always had an innate ability to dance, but I'm not as spiffy as those cinema legends like Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire."
Author: John Travolta
14. "...simply moderate giftedness has been made worthless by the printing press and radio and television and satellites and all that. A moderately gifted person who would have been a community treasure a thousand years ago has to give up, has to go into some other line of work, since modern communications put him or her into daily competition with nothing but world's champions.... A moderately gifted person has to keep his or her gifts all bottled up until, in a manner of speaking, he or she gets drunk at a wedding and tap-dances on the coffee table like Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers. We have a name for him or her. We call him or her an "exhibitionist." How do we reward such an exhibitionist? We say to him or her the next morning, "Wow! Were you ever drunk last night!"
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
15. "Fred Astaire was a more formal, trained dancer who loved waltzing and only danced with the girls."
Author: Leslie Caron
16. "As a dancer, obviously, we are all inspired by Michael Jackson, and I always looked up to Gene Kelly. He was a bigger version of Fred Astaire, and he was amazing as well."
Author: Maksim Chmerkovskiy
17. "No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business."
Author: Mikhail Baryshnikov
18. "As a dancer, I out-Fred the nimblest Astaire."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
19. "...When the bespangled Miss Charisse wraps her phenomenal legs around [Fred] Astaire, she can be forgiven everything—even the fact that she reads her lines as if she learned them phonetically."
Author: Pauline Kael
20. "I've worked with Jack Warner and Jimmy Stewart - and Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and Johnny Depp twice. I've had dinners with Fred Astaire and Cary Grant."
Author: Peter Guber
21. "Because we are human, because we are bound by gravity and the limitations of our bodies, because we live in a world where the news is often bad and the prospects disturbing, there is a need for another world somewhere, a world where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers live."
Author: Roger Ebert
22. "Fred Astaire. Not a handsome man. He said himself he couldn't sing. He was balding his whole life. He danced like a cheetah runs with the grace of the first creation. I mean, that first week. On one of those days God created Fred Astaire. Saturday maybe, since that was the day for the pictures. When you s Fred you felt better about everything. He was a cure. He was bottled in the films and all around the earth, from Castlebar to Cairo, he healed the halt and the blind. That's the gospel truth. St. Fred. Fred the Redeemer."
Author: Sebastian Barry
23. "I loved old black and white movies, especially the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals. I loved everything about them - the songs, the music, the romance and the spectacle. They were real class and I knew that I wanted to be in that world."
Author: Sharon Stone
24. "What I got, unconsciously, from admiring Fred Astaire was that he didn't want what he was doing to look difficult. What was difficult, in my opinion, was making it look so genuine, so effortless. I equally have tried to remain unseen on the screen."
Author: Stanley Donen
25. "When Fred Astaire danced, everything in this world was perfect."
Author: Stanley Donen
26. "(reporter interviewing Broadway dancer Tommy Tune:) 'Do you think that greats like Fred Astaire possessed some kind of magic?'(pause)'No. Magic possesses them'."
Author: Tommy Tune

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