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!

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