Ballet Quotes

A Ballet Quote Collection Made to Inspire

ballet quotesWe all need inspiration from time-to-time, and that’s exactly what BalletHub’s huge collection of ballet quotes is all about!  Whether you’re looking for a motivational quote to adopt for your day at work or a wise quote to adopt for your week of ballet classes, you can find the best, hand picked ballet quotes right here on

You’ll notice that most of the ballet quotes below aren’t actually from ballet dancers, but mostly from other significant people of past and present.  But, all of these quotes can be perfectly applied in some form to ballet through inspiration, wisdom, motivation and determination!

When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go.
I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
Work hard in silence. Let success make the noise.
Quantity is what you count, quality is what you count on.
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Light tomorrow with today.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday, is the hope of today, and the reality of tomorrow.
How badly you want something dictates how hard you'll work at it.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Let your person define your dance, not your dance define your person.
Nothing will work unless you do.
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.
When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
If you've never failed, you've never tried anything new.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Life without ballet would be pointeless.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
I can do anything if I'm in a tutu.
"My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet."
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
Train like a beast, look like a beauty.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Where can ballet take you today?
Which tutu are you?
Work harder than you did yesterday.
It takes an athlete to dance, but it takes an artist to be a dancer.
We work to become, not to acquire.
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.
To change bad habits, we must study the habits of successful role models.
Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more: believing in yourself.
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
Life is a dance from one stage, to the next.
I will go anywhere as long as it is forward.
5-6-7-8, numbers that a dancer lives by.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Work Hard. Stay Humble.
Blessed are the flexible, for they shall never be bent out of shape.
Dancing is like dreaming with your feet.
I believe in pink.
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
Nothing worth having comes easy.
In order to succeed, we must first believe we can.
All dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.
We know what we are, but not what we may be.
In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn't an option. It's a necessity.
Why is the studio always so cold?
Children need models rather than critics.
It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
Work hard and be proud of what you achieve.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Do not count the days; make the days count.
No bird soars too high if she soars with her own wings.
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
If your dream requires patience, give it.
The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.
You've got to have a dream, if you want to have a dream come true.
Dance is the only art in which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.