Facts about Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Mikhail Baryshnikov is a famous Dancer from USA, he/she is 71 years old and still alive, born January 27, 1948.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 27 quotes who is written / told by Mikhail.

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Famous quotes by Mikhail Baryshnikov (27)


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"You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It's a Catch-22 kind of thing"
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"To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case, dancing"
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"No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business"
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"The Russian people get so insanely close to each other as friends. Their lives are interrelated so much on an everyday basis"
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"I have been very lucky to work in so many new ballets, but that is what a dancer's work is"
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"I get speeding ticket like everybody else. If the restaurant is full I'm waiting in line like everybody else"
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"Working is living to me"
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"To walk across the street is a risk"
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"People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience"
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"It's weird when you see pieces of choreography that were done for you 15 or 20 years ago and now they are being done by another dance company"
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"I have some Russian friends. But probably only 10 percent. I don't hang out usually in the big Russian communities in Brooklyn and New Jersey"
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"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself"
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"Dancing is my obsession. My life"
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"I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people"
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"I go a lot to see young people downtown in little theaters. It's great. If you start somebody's career, it's so exciting"
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"I cannot belong to a nonprofit organization because when you receive grants, you have to make such great compromises with your artistic plans"
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"Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public, has given me something important"
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"Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great"
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"It's what's left in life, to work with interesting people"
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"I was not extremely patriotic about Mother Russia. I played their game, pretending. You have to deal with, you know, party people, KGB. Horrifying"
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"I want to do exactly what I want to do. I'd rather gamble on the box office than beg for a grant"
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"I kind of lost interest in the classical dance. I was very much interested in the modern choreography"
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"I am not the first straight dancer or the last"
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"I really reject that kind of comparison that says, Oh, he is the best. This is the second best. There is no such thing"
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"I feel very uneasy with a lot of aspects of the Russian life and the Russian people"
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"Dancers are stripped enough onstage. You don't have to know more about them than they've given you already"
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"Astaire was not a sexual animal, but he made his partners look so extraordinarily related to him"


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