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!

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