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!

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