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!

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