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!

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