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!

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