This is one of my all-time favorite quotes. I love how the idea of working for a cause and living to express can be applied to practically anything in life. Being a dancer, I think of this quote often in terms of dance. If you’re only dancing to get noticed, or to impress other people, you won’t get that far. Sure, as dancers, we all love applause and recognition, but I think the intention should be deeper, and more personal. Don’t be showy in an obnoxious, look-at-me sense, but simply be expressive, and have meaning behind what you’re doing, and your absence will most definitely be felt.