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!

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