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