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Mikhail Baryshnikov – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Mikhail Baryshnikov

 

People dance at any age.

– Mikhail Baryshnikov


Your body actually reminds you about your age and your injuries – the body has a stronger memory than your mind.

– Mikhail Baryshnikov


When I’m alone, I work sometimes with music, sometimes without and sometimes just listening to NPR.

– Mikhail Baryshnikov


I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people.

– Mikhail Baryshnikov


People of art should never get married and have children, because it’s a selfish experience.

– Mikhail Baryshnikov


I like to go to anybody else’s birthday, and if I’m invited I’m a good guest. But I never celebrate my birthdays. I really don’t care.

– Mikhail Baryshnikov


No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business.

– Mikhail Baryshnikov


You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It’s a Catch-22 kind of thing.

– Mikhail Baryshnikov


My mother had a son from previous marriage and her husband died in Second World War.

– Mikhail Baryshnikov


A country like Belgium, or socialist countries in central Europe spend more money on art education than the United States, which is a really puzzling thought.

– Mikhail Baryshnikov


I was very restless. I really wanted to be a part of a kind of a progressive society. I was fed up with these Communist doctrines and you were hassled all the time with members of the Party committee who were KGB, what you have to do, where in the West you can go or not to go.

– Mikhail Baryshnikov