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!

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