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 Fred Astaire - “I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity... I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there.”
 Fred Astaire - “I just put my feet in the air and move them around.”
 Fred Astaire - “Some people seem to think that good dancers are born ,”
 Fred Astaire - “People think I was born in top hat and tail”
 Fred Astaire - “I inherited the knowledge that sometimes (talents) not only skip a generation, but sometimes run screaming from it. Ironically, it was the singing non-ability that helped feed my love of laughter.”
 Fred Astaire - “I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity. . . . I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there.”
 Fred Astaire - “I am bit sending messages with my feet. All I ever wanted was not to come up empty. I did it for the dough and the old applause.”
 Fred Astaire - “I can sing as well as Fred Astaire can act.”
 Fred Astaire - “No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business.”
 Fred Astaire - “I am not sending messages with my feet. All I ever wanted was not to come up empty. I did it for the dough and the old applause.”
 Fred Astaire - “The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style.”
 Fred Astaire - “The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.”
 Fred Astaire - “We attend to his later performances as a dramatic actor with respect, but watching the nondancing, nonsinging Astaire is like watching a grounded skylark.”
 Fred Astaire - “When you're experimenting you have to try so many things before you choose what you want, and you may go days getting nothing but exhaustion.”
 Fred Astaire - “Disco is just jitterbug.”
 Fred Astaire - “Dancing is a sweat job.”
 Fred Astaire - “I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.”
 Fred Astaire - “This search for what you want is like tracking something that doesn't want to be tracked. It takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable.”
 Fred Astaire - “I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity.... I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there.”