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!

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