The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn’t know what all the yelling was about. I didn’t realize that my body was moving. It’s a natural thing to me. So to the manager backstage I said, ‘What’d I do? What’d I do?’ And he said “Whatever it is, go back and do it again.
You may have had fun at the time teasing, but in fact it wasn’t much fun to be teased. But I thank you, somewhere, for having done it, because it made me take up something that I love to this day – and that no one, then or now, can take me away from.
Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do ‘em all together, I guess.
Life is not about waiting for the storm to subside. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Man, I was tame compared to what they do now. Are you kidding? I didn’t do anything but just jiggle.
If it’s dancing, or anything else in life my darling, that matters to you, then don’t let anything or anyone stop you.