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!

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more: believing in yourself.
The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
It takes an athlete to dance, but it takes an artist to be a dancer.
Do not count the days; make the days count.
Work hard and be proud of what you achieve.
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
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.
It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
Nothing will work unless you do.
We know what we are, but not what we may be.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go.
Life without ballet would be pointeless.
Life is a dance from one stage, to the next.
When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday, is the hope of today, and the reality of tomorrow.
Dancing is like dreaming with your feet.
I believe in pink.
In order to succeed, we must first believe we can.
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.
Train like a beast, look like a beauty.
Quantity is what you count, quality is what you count on.
How badly you want something dictates how hard you'll work at it.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
If your dream requires patience, give it.
You've got to have a dream, if you want to have a dream come true.
Children need models rather than critics.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
If you've never failed, you've never tried anything new.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Nothing worth having comes easy.
I will go anywhere as long as it is forward.
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
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.
Let your person define your dance, not your dance define your person.
All dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.
When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn't an option. It's a necessity.
5-6-7-8, numbers that a dancer lives by.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Light tomorrow with today.
Where can ballet take you today?
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.
Which tutu are you?
Work Hard. Stay Humble.
I can do anything if I'm in a tutu.
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
Blessed are the flexible, for they shall never be bent out of shape.
We work to become, not to acquire.
I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Work hard in silence. Let success make the noise.
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
Why is the studio always so cold?
I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Work harder than you did yesterday.
"My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet."
The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.
Dance is the only art in which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.