Top Quotes from George Balanchine

The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.

George Balanchine

Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.

George Balanchine

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

In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell… we can’t dance synonyms.

George Balanchine

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

One is born to be a great dancer.

George Balanchine