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