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 ballethub.com.

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!

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