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!

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