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!

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