Gene Kelly quotes

Born
August 23, 1912 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Died
February 2, 1996.

Occupation
Actor, dancer.

Gene Kelly was an American dancer and actor.

I got started dancing because I knew it was one way to meet girls.
– Gene Kelly

Any man who looks like a sissy while dancing is just a lousy dancer.
– Gene Kelly

I wanted to do new things with dance, adapt it to the motion picture medium.
– Gene Kelly

I never wanted to be a dancer. It’s true! I wanted to be a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
– Gene Kelly

I’ll never starve.
– Gene Kelly

If Fred Astaire is the Cary Grant of dance, I’m the Marlon Brando.
– Gene Kelly

I arrived in Hollywood twenty pounds overweight and as strong as an ox.
– Gene Kelly

I think dancing is a man’s game and if he does it well he does it better than a woman.
– Gene Kelly

I still find it almost impossible to relax for more than one day at a time.
– Gene Kelly

At 14 I discovered girls. At that time dancing was the only way you could put your arm around the girl. Dancing was courtship.
– Gene Kelly

The finest all-around performer we ever had in America was Judy Garland. There was no limit to her talent. She was the quickest, brightest person I ever worked with.
– Gene Kelly

You dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams.
– Gene Kelly

Things danced on the screen do not look the way they do on the stage. On the stage, dancing is three-dimensional, but a motion picture is two-dimensional.
– Gene Kelly

Kids talk to me and say they want to do musicals again because they’ve studied the tapes of the old films. We didn’t have that. We thought once we had made it, even on film, it was gone except for the archives.
– Gene Kelly

I took it as it came and it happened to be very nice.
– Gene Kelly

There’s nothing revolutionary about Saturday Night Fever . You can see the same kind of movement at your local disco.
– Gene Kelly

I’d studied dance in Chicago every summer end taught it all winter, and I was well-rounded. I wasn’t worried about getting a job on Broadway. In fact, I got one the first week.
– Gene Kelly

I still find it almost impossible to relax for more than one day at a time.
– Gene Kelly

There is a strange sort of reasoning in Hollywood that musicals are less worthy of Academy consideration than dramas. It’s a form of snobbism, the same sort that perpetuates the idea that drama is more deserving of Awards than comedy.
– Gene Kelly

The future of dance will always be tied up with the public’s acceptance of the star. If they accept the star, then they’ll accept the dance.
– Gene Kelly

I love rhythmic dancing – I’m not derogating it at all. It’s just that sometimes you want to whisper, “I adore you.” And for that you need strings and woodwinds.
– Gene Kelly

I didn’t want to be a dancer. I just did it to work my way through college. But I was always an athlete and gymnast, so it came naturally.
– Gene Kelly