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