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