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!

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