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