Performance Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Performance

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I accept that responsibility and ask only that I be judged by my performance as its chief executive.
~By Jane Byrne ~


The thing that's characteristic of my performance is that I literally do drag the whole studio onto the stage.
~By Laurie Anderson ~


Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
~By Natalie Portman ~


Even though I don't feel I need approval, it's still important to me to give a good performance. I'm hard on myself.
~By Michelle Pfeiffer ~


The actor depends wholly on himself. He gives his performance in what, to him, seems the most effective manner.
~By Bela Lugosi ~


I still get really nervous, though, before each performance. It kind of hits about 15 minutes before we go onstage - sometimes I don't even want to go on. But once I'm onstage I'm fine.
~By Alison Lohman ~


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 ~


Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


Yes, there is plenty of hard work for them in addition to that which they do when they appear, smiling and happy, when the curtain goes up. Giving a performance is the least of their worries.
~By Florenz Ziegfeld ~


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


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 ~


America doesn't reward people of my age, either in day-to-day life or for their performances.
~By Meryl Streep ~


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


Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
~By Ralph Marston ~


Nobody has ever said anything about Marion Jones every using performance-enhancing drugs and they never will.
~By Marion Jones ~


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


I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance. I've never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
~By Charles Barkley ~


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 ~


It is something we have always excelled at and prided ourselves at - the excellences of our stage performance.
~By James Young ~


After six or seven performances of any song, you begin to perform it rather than feel it.
~By Graham Nash ~


On the last day of our five-day work week, we did two performances and we had an audience. It was similar to theatre; we went from beginning to end, and it was very pleasing.
~By Jean Stapleton ~


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 ~


Hopefully, that people could see a progression in my performances because that's how it's always felt to me.
~By Christian Slater ~


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


I've always wanted to stay involved with young people. I never bought into the idea that entertainers owe nothing to their audience except a good performance.
~By Pat Boone ~


It's always been performance art, but now it's on a different level.
~By Mark Roberts ~


The performances of my works in the last 10 years are probably equal to all the previous years put together. There are so many venues now and there is a completely new public for opera that's grown up outside of the traditional core opera public.
~By Carlisle Floyd ~


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 ~


It is essential that we put an end to steroid abuse and set a better example for aspiring young athletes to follow, so that some day, when they make it in the All Star Game, it will be because of their own natural talents, and not because of a performance enhancing product.
~By Jim Sensenbrenner ~


Humans are imperfect. That's one of the reasons that classical and jazz are in trouble. We're on the quest for the perfect performance and every note has to be right. Man, every note is not right in life.
~By Branford Marsalis ~


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 ~


Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the "naturals," the ones who somehow know how to teach.
~By Peter Drucker ~


A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.
~By Peter Drucker ~


I got into the studio when I was thirteen. At the age of twelve I was doing public performances.
~By Chingy ~


I just try to touch people's hearts in a way through skating, so they're not just witnessing a performance, they're feeling a performance and they're a part of it.
~By Scott Hamilton ~


If the seams are showing, there is something wrong with the performance or the construction of the piece. This idea is completely at odds with our modern visual experience, because everything today is based on montage.
~By Esa-Pekka Salonen ~


I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone.
~By Maggie Smith ~


I think these awards are always nice for a player but they also reflect well on the club. It shows that Arsenal's performance have been noted all around the world and it helps by having so many good players around me.
~By Dennis Bergkamp ~


I wouldn't do nudity in films. For me, personally... To act with my clothes on is a performance; to act with my clothes off is a documentary.
~By Julia Roberts ~


I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the '60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories.
~By Connie Stevens ~


The most memorable performance was my appearance in concert in Carnegie Hall. The first standup to do so.
~By Shelley Berman ~


As far as performance, the roar of the crowd, the smell of the greasepaint no I don't feel that.
~By Peter Garrett ~


I've auditioned for roles that involved voice, but I don't like it. I feel like, I can't do this in front of you. It seems so separate - I don't share it with a lot of people. And I'm not into public performances.
~By Amanda Seyfried ~


I'm worried because of my mother, she's going to see my performance and she's quite hard. She's going to see me naked. And my Dad, woah. Yeah, they're going to see me like a woman, you know?
~By Eva Green ~


Look at Walter Huston in The Devil and Daniel Webster: It's an incredible performance.
~By Taylor Hackford ~


We need to make sure parents and coaches are aware of the dangers an on the look-out for the warning signs. Performance enhancing drugs are too damaging to young people for parents and coaches to not be involved.
~By Chuck Grassley ~


Restoration I did because I really loved e novel and I like Michael Hoffman, who directed it, but it wasn't a really challenging part for me. I'm not critical of the film: I just don't think I gave a very interesting performance.
~By David Thewlis ~


It would have to be connected with performance art somehow, either in the front of the house or the back. I was myopic about this from fourth grade on.
~By James Marsters ~


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 ~


The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


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 ~


All I have is my performance, I try to feed in the best of everything that I could possibly do into those 90 minutes and to make a live entertainment show out of it.
~By George Thorogood ~


What comprises good performance? The ability through singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the true content and affect of a composition.
~By Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ~


The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event.
~By Edward Gibbon ~


The kindest word to describe my performance in school was Sloth.
~By Harrison Ford ~


I guess why the Ocean's films are hard for me is because on the one hand you have to make sure the performances are there, but on the other hand it's a film that demands, to my mind, a very layered and complex visual scheme. That takes a lot of time to figure out.
~By Steven Soderbergh ~


Yes, I get a report from BMI about the frequency of performances, and it is very surprising. They played one of my most advanced pieces, and one of my most unusual ones on the radio.
~By Elliott Carter ~


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 ~


No, I'm not a drug addict, and neither is my husband. If that were so, you'd get a lot less work out of me. It would show in the performances and in the work.
~By Whitney Houston ~


I started using film as part of live theatre performance - what used to be called performance art - and I became intrigued by film.
~By Mike Figgis ~


I always wanted, and still aspire, to be something more than just one thing, just one performance.
~By Kevin Bacon ~


The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.
~By Sydney Smith ~


Good directing is about getting the performance to be just what's right for the movie.
~By Roland Joffe ~


Even people that know Johnny Cash's music really well and know that he was married don't really know that much about June Carter. So finding out about her really helped to inform my performance and to bring her to the front in a way that she has never been before.
~By Reese Witherspoon ~


So that ends my first experience of matrimony, which I always thought a highly over-rated performance.
~By Isadora Duncan ~


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 ~


What kind of morons do you have working at newspapers in Austin that would base an entire review of an artist's performance on whether or not they had a good seat?
~By Al Yankovic ~


Americans work a long away ahead of themselves because of the size of the place. To make any impact at all you have to promote yourself with live performances ages before a release.
~By James Taylor ~


When the first big paycheque with 'Dumb And Dumber' hit, I went: 'Gosh, I wonder if this will affect my performance. Will I do a take and think, was that worth $7 million?' But that never happened. If anything, it made me rebel against that thing when people who get rich start playing it safe.
~By Jim Carrey ~


It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


Whenever there were parties, I wasn't invited because I began to be like that character. In a way, that contributed to the success of the performance.
~By F. Murray Abraham ~


I hated the whole idea of being an actress. I used to throw up before every performance and cry afterward.
~By Judy Holliday ~


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


Every superior personality, and every superior performance, has, for the average of mankind, something mysterious.
~By Georg Simmel ~


I think I was first to do live performances on a modern electronic sound synthesizer.
~By John Eaton ~


I thought his performance was absolutely wonderful and had said so, but he seemed, as actors quite often are when they first see.something, to be disappointed. I think he expected more from the film and himself.
~By John Schlesinger ~


Be able to resign. It will improve your value to the President and do wonders for your performance.
~By Donald Rumsfeld ~


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 ~


That's the only way to do it. Just like an actor. You can get a great performance if you do a bunch of takes and edit it. You find the moments and string them together.
~By Lindsey Buckingham ~


Yesterday morning I amused myself with an exercise of a talent I once possessed, but have so neglected that my performance might almost be called an experiment. I cut out a dress for one of the women.
~By Fanny Kemble ~


To me, as long as we've known each other, I've always thought Mick's most brilliant thing was that he could work in an area two foot square and give a very exciting performance.
~By Keith Richards ~


I am always more interested in performance and character depiction, and my direction says as much.
~By Lasse Hallstrom ~


I think movies are a director's medium in the end. Theater is the actor's medium. Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding. I believe in great live performance.
~By Sam Mendes ~


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


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 ~


In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.
~By Harold S. Geneen ~


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 ~


Second of all, I don't think Wall Street is doing what it's supposed to be doing, even after the shameful performance of the last two years. They're are not allocating capital.
~By Howard Dean ~


Whereas fiction is a continual discovery of what one wants to say, what one feels, what one means, and is, in that sense, a performance art, biography requires different skills - research and organization.
~By Edmund White ~


I preferred delivering my performance in person. I liked to be in control. You couldn't be in films.
~By Ethel Merman ~


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


An entertainer should in his public performance keep himself out of any controversy, political or otherwise.
~By Kate Smith ~


Personality is essential. It is in every work of art. When someone walks on stage for a performance and has charisma, everyone is convinced that he has personality. I find that charisma is merely a form of showmanship. Movie stars usually have it. A politician has to have it.
~By Lukas Foss ~


I did the one concert, and I was not bitten by the conducting bug, and I thought I was done, but then the phone started to ring, and gradually, over time, I started conducting more and more. Now a third of my performances are with orchestras.
~By Bobby McFerrin ~


Nobody has milked one performance better than me - and I'm damned proud of it.
~By Bruce Jenner ~


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 ~


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 think you can really tell a good actor if you can put a camera on them and they can just talk and emote and react and you don't have to keep cutting away from them, because they are the language and the behavior. It's all a tour-de-force performance.
~By Sally Kirkland ~


A screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that millions will see his performance at one time, where only hundreds will see it on the stage.
~By Bela Lugosi ~


A performance art piece is unprecedented. It is difficult to censor since it has a good possibility of never being done before.
~By Jack Bowman ~

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July 21 ,2024
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