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!

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