I contacted Mr. Purkey asking him (here is the beginning of my message to him): Are you the author of a quote that goes something like: "Dance like no one is watching, Work like you don't need the money..."
and this is his reply:
Thanks for your note regarding the quote. It is obvious that the theme has worked its way through many minds. I certainly want to give credit to those who have tinkered with this beautiful concept. My version follows. I am sure that most of the words are mine. "You've gotta' dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt. Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth." (And speak from the heart to be heard.) Hope this helps. Best wishes,
William W. Purkey Wed 6/13/01 8:31 AM
[This message was edited by thenostromo on 06-29-01 at 11:04 AM.]
This quote is from the movie "Terms of endearment" and was spoken by Shirley Mclaine's character Aurora Greenway. If you google the name you can find other Aurora quotes. The exact wording is: "Work like you don't need the money, love like your heart has never been broken and dance like no one is watching".
this is so funny, i was just asking everyone about this about a month ago. you have filled in my blanks so let me help you fill in yours. i have seen a few versions of this but here goes my favorite so far.
"dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening, and love like you've never been hurt"
hope you like it as much as i do, im sure someone can give more so you can take your pick.