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!

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