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!

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