What I love about the ballet is not that it looks pretty.
It’s the method in it.
Ballet is about how to behave.
- Lincoln Kirstein, impresario
The highest ideal, toward which we strive,
is to remain in good agreement with the
physical world as the guardian of our felicity,
without being compelled therefore,
to break with the moral,
which determines our dignity.
- Friedrich Schiller, On the Sublime