Top 85 Abby Lee Miller Quotes of 2020

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“I’m a good teacher and am great at observation and picking out what’s wrong and fixing it.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I have spent the greater part of my life in a hotel room with seven or eight kids, looking after everyone, sorting out fights, wiping noses, handing out towels, not having a clean towel left for me.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“Dancers are always striving for perfection. A great dancer never achieves it: you always want to do another turn, a higher jump,a more difficult acrobatic jump.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“Do your job. Do it the best you can. Do it right, because somebody, sometimes your best friend, is waiting for you to screw up so she can take your place.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I think any activity you have your kids in, you’re all trying to live vicariously through them. And you’re jealous of the kid that’s naturally more talented or has the facility, the body, the genes, or the God-given talent. People get jealous of that.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I was always interested in choreography – in making people think and feel something.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“Cry if you have a compound fracture, by all means. Or if your grandpa died. But otherwise, save it for your pillow.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“If you want someone to say, ‘She’s so sweet, and she’s so cute, and, honey, point your foot,’ that’s not my school. You can go to the YMCA and have a nobody teach your kid if that’s what you want to hear.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I was told that someone on Facebook said something ‘horrible’ about me. Who cares? At least they’re watching the show.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I’m not talent. Not considered ‘talent’ by Lifetime. I’d like to say I’m their savior, but that would be cocky.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“My wheelchair is like the Cadillac of wheelchairs; it goes up and down and back, and I can lay down in it.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“The rules are there for a reason.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“TV’s a big deal in prison. A big deal. People watch it nonstop.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“Don’t hire a prison consultant.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“You don’t need a lot of credentials to be prison guard in a federal prison. And, you know, you give them a set of keys and a weapon, and they’re in power.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I do not raise brats!”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I don’t want a brat on my team.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I can make something magical and wonderful out of nothing.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I want to be an executive producer.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I don’t think I get that upset over things.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I have good days and bad days.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I have a little bit of PTSD when I hear a big bang or a loud noise or keys – I jump out of my skin.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“If a whole bunch of people want to make your life a living hell, they’re gonna do it.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I’m not this horrible, evil person.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I made bad decisions. I’m not denying that I made bad decisions.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“What I’m denying is that I’m this cutthroat financier.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I can take a beginner kid that has never danced in their lives, and I can teach them something, or I can take a really advanced dancer, and I can make them into a professional.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I have an eye for detail.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“If you have the ability to pick yourself up by the bootstraps and start over, you come out stronger because you learn from whatever mistakes you made.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I declared bankruptcy, and that was the worst thing I ever should have done.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I’ve been in continuing education programs since taking my dance master’s exam at age 21.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“As far as the general public is concerned, I always tell people that you need to look like a dance teacher like you’re looking for a pediatrician.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“My name is not unfamiliar to anybody in the dance community. I’m talking the upper echelon of dance studios.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“If your mom cries a lot, you probably cry a lot. It’s what you learn.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“Britney Spears was an incredible dancer. That kid was amazing.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“When you’re so busy shooting 12 hours a day, you just eat what someone sticks in front of you.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I hate what I look like on TV, and I want to look better, and nothing makes the mothers more jealous.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I saw ‘Magic Mike,’ and I thought it was great.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“People don’t realise how difficult it is to work with people day in and day out that know absolutely nothing.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I don’t like people going behind my back.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I’ve been talked about by a lot better people than the general public.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I was raised to be independent.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I don’t want to hear the word ‘can’t.’”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I just have always felt that people don’t change, circumstances change.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I rely on other people every day of my life.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I like to work.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I’m not a bad person.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I don’t want flowers or candy or anything like that. I just want somebody to say, ‘Wow, you’ve done a great job.’”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I had a PET scan, and it was cleared. Not one cell of cancer after three rounds of chemo. But I still had seven more just for safety, which was stupid. I should have just worked on therapy.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I always thought I would die of cancer because my mom and my dad both died of cancer. My dad died of osteocancer, and my mom died of colon cancer.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I didn’t have any children of my own.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I was never focused on me, me, me all the time. I was always focused on somebody else.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“How does a nice Catholic girl end up going to prison for a year? It’s crazy. I’ve made mistakes. I have to pay for those mistakes.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I have spent so much time and so much energy making other people’s children stars.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I made lots of mistakes – the number one mistake being trusting other people with my money.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I have dreams, and I want to see them come to fruition.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I have goals.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I want to retire and want to be able to live out my days financially secure. That’s what everyone wants.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I’ve always put everybody else’s child first before my own health, before my own outfit, before my own time frame.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“According to Lifetime, I don’t know anything about TV.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I’ve been invited to do ‘Dancing With the Stars’ three times, but Lifetime said no.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I make decisions all day, so it’s nice for a woman like me to go to dinner and have the man take the menu and say, ‘Let me order.’ Other women would be offended by that, but I’m like, ‘Good. Because I can’t make one more decision today.’ I want someone to rub my feet without being asked.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“You always have to remember that if you say something negative, it’s going to come back to haunt you.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I’m an only child.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I’m a can-do girl.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I try to be vegan… I really, really try. I don’t eat any red meat, and the whole animal thing really upsets me, so I’ve tried.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“Doing a show for three weeks is nothing like doing a show for seven seasons.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“When I tell a child something the first time, I’m nice. The 15th time, I start to get aggravated.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I create stars.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I’ve taken so many kids out of Pittsburgh and onto the great white way in New York City right into a Broadway show.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“If I could have worked from the time I was born until I was 18 and never had to work again, I would have done it.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“Everybody wants to be me. What can I say?”

― Abby Lee Miller

“It takes me about two hours to run into Target. People always want a picture. They hem and haw, and they can’t spit the words out, so they waste about five minutes of my time just standing there getting ready for a picture. Just do it!”

― Abby Lee Miller

“My mother taught children to love to dance.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I teach children to be winners.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I have no problem yelling at anybody’s kid – free of charge!”

― Abby Lee Miller

“When you walk into my classroom, I’m going to give it to you straight, just like in the real world, because that’s the only way to prepare you for the real world.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“My success rate speaks for itself.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“For the general public or psychos on Facebook, for everyone who’s made one negative comment about me, I’ve probably gotten 250-300 positive comments.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I never wanted to perform and never proclaimed myself to be a performer.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“Like it or not, there are a lot of dance teachers in this country who respect me, whether they personally like me or not.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I just was never into performing. It’s just hard work. It’s hard work.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I like to choreograph and create and design the costumes and do it all and then step back and watch it and then move on to the next project.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“So many people think of me as a character on TV, but first and foremost, my passion is teaching dance and creating employable, working dancers.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“Competitions are a business, first and foremost.”

― Abby Lee Miller
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