Ballerina Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ballerina quotes, ballerina sayings, and ballerina proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive. Merce Cunningham
Every dance you make belongs to you. It is part of your collection. When you think of it like that, you'll want to make your next routine the best you've ever made! Torron-Lee Dewar
It ballet is a perfect medium for the expression of spiritual love. Ayn Rand
Dance as the narration of a magical story; that recites on lips, illuminates imaginations and embraces the most sacred depths of souls. Shah Asad Rizvi
Dance to inspire, dance to freedom, life is about experiences so dance and let yourself become free. Shah Asad Rizvi
Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment. Erol Ozan
One step, two steps, three steps; like winds of time experience joy of centuries, when movements become revelations of the dance of destinies. Shah Asad Rizvi
The ballet needs to tell its own story in such a way it can be received without having to be translated into language. Twyla Tharp
All ballet galas are unbearable, but they're unbearable in different ways. Robert Gottlieb
The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener. George Balanchine
Ballet is an incredibly difficult, beautiful art form that takes a lot of training, a lot of time, and a lot of hard work. Sutton Foster
Ballet is like any other art form in that we all start out knowing nothing about it. Robert Gottlieb
Dance design is not simply one element; it is that without which ballet cannot exist. As aria is to opera, words to poetry, color to painting, so sequence in steps their syntax, idiom, vocabulary are the stuff of stage dancing. Lincoln Kirstein
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell we can't dance synonyms. George Balanchine
Ballet is purifying, every movement physically honed and essential, with no superfluity or excess. Jennifer Homans
Ballet is a universe of the imagination, a place of magic and enchantment, beauty and romance. Its many worlds vibrate with graceful dancers, glorious music, and sumptuous costumes. Trudy Garfunkel
Ballet is the body rising. Ballet is ceremonial and hieratic. Its disdain for the commonplace material world is the source of its authority and glamour. Camille Paglia
Ballet is created on beautiful lines and shapes. If what you hear and what you see mesh, there's a very thrilling experience. Martin Fridmann
The physical language of the body is so much more powerful than words. Bill Irwin
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts. For it is no mere translation or abstraction of life. It is life itself. Henry Havelock Ellis
Ballet is not just movement, not simply abstract. It's something beautiful. Sometimes there's this feeling in the movement that makes me want to cry. Nina Ananiashvili
Ballet is not technique but a way of expression that comes more closely to the inner language of man than any other. George Borodin
Dancing is like bank robbery, it takes split-second timing. Twyla Tharp
Ballet technique is arbitrary and very difficult. It never becomes easy; it becomes possible. Agnes De Mille
Ballet is the one form of theater where nobody speaks a foolish word all evening, nobody on the stage at least. Edwin Denby
A ballerina takes steps given to her and makes them her own. Each individual brings something different to the same role, Maria Tallchief
A real ballerina must fill her space with her own personality. Natalia Makarova
The ballerina style is here to stay. An added advantage is that the shoes blend well with Indian as well as Western attire. Priya Sachdev
Blue jean baby, LA lady, seamstress for the band. Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man. Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand. Elton John
The first movement ballerina should be a paradigm of strength and authority. Robert Gottlieb
Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals. Charles Baudelaire
Ballet is only good when it is great. Arlene Croce
When one lifts a ballerina, it is not her weight but her nature that causes the problem. Maris Liepa
Dancing is great for your body. Dancers tend to live long lives, in superb health. Eliza Gaynor Minden
Respect your body. Eat well. Dance forever. Eliza Gaynor Minden
Life can be a wonderful ballet, letting us express all the values we are living for if the sky of our imagination remains open to passion. Francesca Flood
Ballet can also make some feel like they are watching wallpaper dry. Yet even this group would concede admiration for the dancers' strength, grace, and coordination. Francesca Flood
Ballet is the foundation of all other dance styles. It is an art form that challenges the performer physically, mentally, and emotionally. Francesca Flood
If a child's chosen passion is ballet, he or she typically begins between five and eight years of age to establish proper foundations for learning the craft well. Francesca Flood
Let us read and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world. Voltaire
The only thing within your control is how you react and respond to the chaotic dance of life. Kerli
Dancing is a contact sport. Vince Lombardi
To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other. Jack Handy
Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Dave Barry
We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. Japanese Proverb
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters, dance, dance, dance till you drop. W.H. Auden
Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order. Samuel Beckett
If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing. Zimbabwean proverb