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Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
~By William Shakespeare ~


Inside was the second LP album of a comedian's performance before an audience.
~By Shelley Berman ~


Performance art can be produced in a coffee house setting.
~By Jack Bowman ~


The bulk of my set is instrumental and you have to give yourself and the audience some relief because a performance is not about great guitar playing it's really about entertainment.
~By Leo Kottke ~


I'm much more energetic now; you might say live performance is my mission.
~By John Fogerty ~


For me, making the show work was getting belly laughs - like most variety artists. But the straight actor believes you fix your performance in rehearsal and that's it.
~By Ron Moody ~


They improve greatly, and sometimes I go and see the performances they do and I am consciously aware that there isn't enough work for the good dancers.
~By Siobhan Davies ~


New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.
~By Andrew Cuomo ~


Al Gore's performances could be a case study in abnormal-psychology classes.
~By Rich Lowry ~


When we'd suggested doing it, the Theatre Royal management had said, 'Nobody wants to see Waiting for Godot.' As it happened, every single ticket was booked for every single performance, and this confirmation that our judgment was right was sweet. Audiences came to us from all over the world. It was amazing.
~By Ian McKellen ~


People come up to me as I leave the stage after a performance and tell me tey saw my mother onstage with me every time I sing. I keep a sense of humor about it.
~By Lorna Luft ~


For decades, the journalistic norm had been that the private lives of public officials remained private unless that life impinged on public performance.
~By Roger Mudd ~


I dare suggest that the composer would do himself and his music an immediate and eventual service by total, resolute and voluntary withdrawal from this public world to one of private performance and electronic media.
~By Milton Babbitt ~


Musicals are written and then rewritten. Those things used to happen on the road. Now they are done in New York during preview performances.
~By Peter Stone ~


An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
~By Red Auerbach ~


We've always had a dark atmosphere to our performances, so it sort of developed along those ways.
~By Kenny Hickey ~


I guess because you study the character and you do all those things. But when it comes down to it, it's still my performance, it's still my interpretation. I'm not going to, you know, be a clone - well, I was a clone of Richard Dean Anderson!
~By Michael Welch ~


The United States have fulfilled in good faith all their treaty stipulations with the Indian tribes, and have in every other instance insisted upon a like performance of their obligations.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


A lawyer's performance in the courtroom is responsible for about 25 percent of the outcome; the remaining 75 percent depends on the facts.
~By Melvin Belli ~


I'm not saying that more performance wouldn't be better - all these technologies are going to get better - that's the difference between first generation and second generation.
~By Trip Hawkins ~


I would love to get great performances from actors as a director, because that's what I'm always looking for, a director that's going to help me go places I've never been before.
~By Aaron Eckhart ~


If I were to play somebody who ran a fish and chip shop, I would not work in a fish and chip shop for three months. Staring at chips is not going to help me in my performance.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


I love doing theater so much - being in front of an audience and seeing how a character grows and develops with every performance.
~By Jerry Hall ~


I've done scenes in films that I felt like the performance was better in certain takes, but they couldn't use them because it didn't match what the person was doing when they came around and the camera was on them.
~By David Morse ~


The Steve Allen Sunday night show had the right to two options after my first performance.
~By Shelley Berman ~


I don't think of Storefront Hitchcock or Stop Making Sense as documentaries, I think of them more as performance films.
~By Jonathan Demme ~


When I was on the ice, in the lights, with the music and the motion, there was a certain kind of flirtation that gave great energy and expressiveness to my performance.
~By Peggy Fleming ~


Jessica Lange in Frances... was dramatic and passionate and one of the strongest performances I've seen a woman do.
~By Sherilyn Fenn ~


I say this quite deliberately, this is the finest Shakespearean performance I've seen.
~By Donald Wolfit ~


I didn't really have an act per se - a theatrical performance, as opposed to just: here I am, folks, and you're all supposed to be dead quiet while I sing eight or nine songs, then get off the stage.
~By Mel Torme ~


Written poetry is different. Best thing is to see it in performance first, then read it. Performance is more provocative.
~By Adrian Mitchell ~


Drugs won't enhance your performance.
~By Morgan Brittany ~


Black music has become a commercial commodity. Live performances are not so accessible as they were previously. It use to be possible to go to the bar on the corner and hear music. It was available for a fifteen cent beer.
~By Archie Shepp ~


A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team.
~By Pat Riley ~


Well, I think In Love and War, which had a wonderful performance by Sandy, Sandra Bullock, who the authorities and, the supposed authorities, in cinema didn't want to know about.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


I wanted to make a classical piece that was actually designed to be a CD, not designed for performance.
~By Anne Dudley ~


Some books claim I have already clocked up a century of Grands Prix, but let me put the record straight. Australia will be my 100th start, and I aim to mark the milestone with a cracking performance. It could even be celebrated with a victory.
~By Damon Hill ~


Sometimes when I see a performance that really takes me, I struggle. How can I express this to this person, I want this person to know how I felt. I want to get this across, and it's not very easy.
~By John Astin ~


The perception is that baseball's players' union is protecting players to use steroids and other illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
~By Jim Bunning ~


As I came to New York, it was for me a new beginning. To discover what people are living here. What do they need, what do they expect, what would they like to be the image and the performance of the New York Philharmonic?
~By Kurt Masur ~


The children, each of those kids is in touch with nature and traditional aboriginal culture so a very important part of getting performances from them was just letting them be and trying to capture the unique spirituality that was in each of them.
~By Phillip Noyce ~


David has asked me, a number of people have asked me and said, What performance do you like best or what's the best film you've made and so on and I don't really have any hesitation that the film I'm least embarrassed by and ashamed of or uneasy about is Shadowlands.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


I like working with an actor who doesn't do the oneupmanship. One who has no trick and gives a true, honest performance.
~By Erik Estrada ~


What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
~By Aristotle ~


The voters reward good performance. So, I'm going to go out and focus, if I become the governor, to do the very best job I can as governor. The rest of it will take care of itself.
~By Dave Heineman ~


The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.
~By Harold S. Geneen ~


And one of our points of continuing conversation with our trading partners is the urgency of their taking steps to remove barriers to their improved growth performance.
~By John W. Snow ~


If you go on stage with the wrong attitude, or something in your performance is off, you can lose an audience in the first minute. That first minute is crucial.
~By Allan Carr ~


I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality.
~By Harold S. Geneen ~


What does my performance have to do with Russell Crowe's? Nothing. If I play Gladiator and we all play Gladiator with Ridley Scott in the same amount of time, maybe we have a chance to see who did it best.
~By Javier Bardem ~


It was important to have a similar energy in my performance. To make the character too different would have just been about my ego because it didn't need to be drastically different.
~By Brandon Routh ~


You are going in one second the length of a football field. That means you brain is receiving information from your body what the car is doing physically, bumping, balance, performance.
~By Emerson Fittipaldi ~


Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself.
~By Billy Joel ~


The teacher of history's work should be, ideally, not simply a description of past cultures, but a performance of the culture in which we live and are increasingly taking our being.
~By William Irwin Thompson ~


You really, really, really have to love what you are going to do in theatre because it is an unmerciful life. It's six days a week. It's eight performances a week. And that's doing the exact same thing over and over and over again.
~By Harvey Fierstein ~


I would be terribly disappointed if anything would get in the way of my being cast in something, or if performances were canceled. It was a fix that I obviously needed.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


I performed adequately at school, but in comparison to my older brother, who set the record for the highest cumulative average for our high school, my performance was decidedly mediocre.
~By Steven Chu ~


Sometimes you have to sacrifice your performance for high heels.
~By Gwen Stefani ~


It is strange how your understanding of a play changes. It normally happens after a performance and you suddenly think, 'So that's what that line really means' - it's like a light going on.
~By Richard McCabe ~


I didn't develop or build synths. I had my technicians modify them for my live stage performances.
~By Gary Wright ~


The next day I was in my school's production of All My Sons. This was the performance where I realized something was happening between me and the audience that I hadn't recognized before.
~By Kevin Spacey ~


The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.
~By William Jennings Bryan ~


There's the Bacon society, which is fostered by his fourth wife Helen Bacon, but I don't know what kind of performances his music gets. He wrote symphonic music and some chorale music.
~By Carlisle Floyd ~


I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying to be as truthful as possible with performances.
~By Lasse Hallstrom ~


An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor.
~By Alan Bates ~


I have a chef who makes sure that I'm getting the right amounts of carbs, proteins and fats throughout the day to keep me at my max performance level.
~By Barry Bonds ~


You have to channel the interpretation and performance into 100 people. And with the audience, the critics.
~By Riccardo Muti ~


It's such a performance to bring stuff into America. It's a great luxury when I am in England.
~By Terence Stamp ~


People often argue about this. Obviously one of the skills in performance is acting, and you can't expect every Romeo to really be in love with their Juliet!
~By Deborah Bull ~


The trouble with the performance poets is that they don't seem to have read anything. So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work.
~By Peter Davison ~


One only has to look at the performance of the economy to understand how it shapes the perspective of America's youth about military service.
~By John M. McHugh ~


I have some of the old videos of my performances on it.
~By Wanda Jackson ~


Good acting is consistency of performance.
~By Jim Dale ~


People tend to remember my performances, not me.
~By Ellen Barkin ~


From George Washington to George W. Bush, presidents have invoked God's name in the performance of their official duties.
~By Linda Chavez ~


One of my side strange abilities is to hear a good song, no matter how it's being performed. Even if you get a bad performance, I can still hear that there's a good song.
~By Manfred Mann ~


No one will ever argue that someone could have played Helen Keller better than Patty Duke. It was an incredibly demanding role and I don't think anyone can argue that it was a false performance.
~By Richard Masur ~


All of us are trying to achieve 100 percent in our work. That's all we struggle to do. We never do, but we never stop trying until the day we die. It's that struggle to achieve 100 percent, that's where our performance lies, that's what the audience gets. They get the struggle.
~By Vincent D'Onofrio ~


It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
~By Harold S. Geneen ~


One's performance is often heightened by the brilliance and generosity of other actors.
~By Cyril Cusack ~


I generally find an affinity with a lot of the people I play and I suppose if I didn't feel an affinity for them then they wouldn't be particularly good performances.
~By Hugo Weaving ~


All good performance pieces have some philosophical validity. That's the difference between mere theater and performance art.
~By Jack Bowman ~


Your performance gets you promoted. It doesn't matter if you're brown, back or white.
~By Geraldo Rivera ~


Claude Rains was what we call an actor's actor. He was very involved with himself and his performance.
~By Gloria Stuart ~


We need improvement in the style of performance. There is no more advantage in a musician who plays and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm.
~By Franz Liszt ~


The real secret of magic lies in the performance.
~By David Copperfield ~


Let us be clear: I take ten times more money for a concert than for an opera performance.
~By Placido Domingo ~


Denzel Washington invoked confidence. When you have confidence, you can do anything. And that's what happened. I learned about being honest and keeping it true, keeping it true in my performance.
~By Derek Luke ~


There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
~By Malcolm X ~


The Parent Trap wouldn't have been as special without the remarkable performances by Hayley Mills.
~By Maureen O'Hara ~


But I can't say that I didn't like John Hammond's performances often better than the originals.
~By Warren Zevon ~


Performance art is about joy, about making something that's so full of kind of a wild joy that you really can't put into words.
~By Laurie Anderson ~


It was more freeing, mainly because he's so free anyway. He just is in his performance. So to mimic someone doing a free performance, well, that's pretty freeing within itself.
~By Michael Welch ~


My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included, use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled.
~By Bill Rodgers ~


Negative feedback effected amplifier performance significantly.
~By Harold Stephen Black ~


The white audiences thought I was white, my features being what they are, and at every performance I'd have to take off my gloves to prove I was a spade.
~By Ethel Waters ~


When we shoot 24, there are so many things I have to worry about, from the script to technical things to my performance, that I don't have a second to be bored or take anything for granted. We produce 24 hours of film a season, which is like making 12 movies.
~By Kiefer Sutherland ~


In other words, unlike some people with new theories, we will go out, we'll go into a school and we get products and the products are evaluated, whether it's by teachers or others. The scores are quantified and then we compare performances.
~By Robert Sternberg ~


When a performance isn't working, it's usually because the actor is trying to do something and they're not able to express their idea very well. It's a muddled expression.
~By Casey Affleck ~


The Emmy should be an ensemble award, too. I kept howling at everyone else's performances.
~By Jeffrey Tambor ~

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