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