13 Total Quotes

George Balanchine Quotes

The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.
George Balanchine
#Russian Dancer #Ballet

One is born to be a great dancer.
George Balanchine
#Russian Dancer

I don't want people who want to dance; I want people who have to dance
George Balanchine
#People

Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
George Balanchine
#Russian Dancer #Ballet

In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
George Balanchine
#God #Russian Dancer

First comes the sweat. Then comes the beauty - if you're very lucky and have said your prayers.
George Balanchine
#Beauty

In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
George Balanchine
#Russian Dancer #Ballet

God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
George Balanchine
#God #Russian Dancer