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!

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