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!

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