Performance Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Performance

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I made many studio albums and I think the danger of studio recording is that if you do not watch out, you come out with a perfectly sterile performance.
~By Chuck Mangione ~


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


My strong point, if I have a strong point, is performance. I always do more than I say. I always produce more than I promise.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


It's about getting a more democratic Wales for the purpose of improving our economic performance, for improving the delivery of health care, for raising educational standards.
~By Ron Davies ~


I'm on performance enhancing drugs, so I may cause drowsiness.
~By Jay London ~


One of the things that I've always thought I would like to do is to develop an environmental index. Then people can measure their own environmental performance on an index as they do in other ways.
~By Maurice Strong ~


Reading should be a repeat performance.
~By John Barton ~


People should be judged on the basis of their performance, not nationality, personality, education, or personal traits and skills.
~By Marvin Bower ~


The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws.
~By Ernest Holmes ~


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 ~


I think it hurt my performance because I stopped being me. That won't ever happen again.
~By Christopher Darden ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I went to a performance of 'The Crucible' at the Guthrie when I was a sophomore in high school, and I knew right away that that's what I wanted to do.
~By John Hawkes ~


Look at the product pipeline, look at the fantastic financial results we've had for the last five years. You only get that kind of performance on the innovation side, on the financial side, if you're really listening and reacting to the best ideas of the people we have.
~By Steve Ballmer ~


Some quality performances and movies have a chance to be rewarded, but it's not like it's a bible.
~By Javier Bardem ~


From protecting our natural resources to providing maritime security and national defense, the Coast Guard's duties are broad in scope, and the performance of those duties has never been more important.
~By Russ Carnahan ~


I was driven to give the best possible performance I could based on the material that was given to me and that material was documentary footage of the President speaking to people.
~By Timothy Bottoms ~


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 ~


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 ~


Quite a few operas are still being commissioned around the world, although nothing apart from audience popularity can ensure more than a few performances.
~By Bruce Beresford ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


Whenever I did a good performance, my Dad and my uncles, who were rabid movie fans, took me to the movies. There began my underlying love affair with film.
~By Mel Torme ~


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


The composers could no longer direct all performances in person, and so the responsibility of interpreting their works in the spirit in which they had been conceived was placed upon conductors.
~By Anton Seidl ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


When a pianist sits down and does a virtuoso performance he is in a technical sense transmitting more information to a machine than any other human activity involving machinery allows.
~By Robert Moog ~


The Southern Baptist Church is a specific culture in itself. So, I had to study, talk to people, watch tape and go to performances to see how Gospel artists move compared to secular artists.
~By Boris Kodjoe ~


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


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


A theatre receives recognition through its initiative, which is indispensable for first-rate performances.
~By Franz Liszt ~


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 president's poking fun at himself over what goes down. I thought it was a good-natured performance. It made him look good. But he certainly doesn't disguise the record on weapons of mass destruction. And you feel like saying to people, Just get over it.
~By Brit Hume ~


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


When you go out onto the stage, all the preparation has to be forced into your subconscious. For the moment of the performance, we all have to return to a new level of unconsciousness. All the reflection and all the doubts have to be laid aside before you start.
~By Dietrich Fischer Dieskau ~


I don't know why people are so surprised by my live performances. My approach is so simple; every song I sing, every story I tell, every move I make, must move the audience to laughter, tears or inspiration. Otherwise, why should I do it?
~By John Davidson ~


The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance.
~By Ansel Adams ~


A performance is only as good as the audience you are playing to. A lot of times you feed off of the audience, and we always try to give them all we've got and sometimes you don't get a lot back, but we've never been dead whenever we've performed.
~By Kelly Jones ~


I don't want to feel like I'm stuck doing one-stock performances.
~By Mark Ruffalo ~


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


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


My performances have finally caught up with my ego.
~By Ato Boldon ~


However, yes, especially as one gets older, you know, you really hope that your music will become more generally available, even though some of the performances might be riddled with faults.
~By John Eaton ~


If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there - not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children, things that touch your soul.
~By Roger McGough ~


A lot of companies make diversity a part of the performance goals against which an executive gets paid. Just as you have to make a certain sales number, you have to make a diversity number to get your bonus.
~By Vernon Jordan ~


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 ~


I owe the public a good performance, the best I can give. We really bust our chops on 'CHiPs' but when I go home and get a weekend off, I want to spend it quietly, with my lady.
~By Larry Wilcox ~


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 ~


There's got to be a backbone, there's got to be a skeleton to the whole way I perform, but you never want to hit the same note twice during a performance, I think. I think it's always got to be fresh so it doesn't bore me, and I always want to go out on edge.
~By Casey Abrams ~


I consider that my best performance ever was as Peer Gynt.
~By Leo McKern ~


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


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 ~


Mutual fund managers are trapped in this rather deadly vicious circle: the more successful they are, the more money flows into their mutual fund. Then, it is more difficult for them to beat the market averages or even to match their own past performance.
~By Ron Chernow ~


When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity, and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing performance and self devotion, we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features, by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity.
~By John Strachan ~


I'd gone through periods where I didn't work live performances for probably seven or eight months at a time.
~By Johnny Rivers ~


I wanted to feel that precision and control and then try to apply it to tele. That's what I've looked for in my gear development through the years, and today, tele is very precise, very high-performance.
~By Paul Parker ~


With NOAH, you can create some stunning, yet original soundscapes. Therefore, as a performance tool, it really comes into its own because you can make one single performance which has a lot of detail.
~By Geoff Downes ~


The East Germans first used biomechanics. This meant that rather than guessing about technique and form, they could apply changes to athletic performance based on science.
~By Bill Toomey ~


Large increases in cost with questionable increases in performance can be tolerated only in race horses and women.
~By Lord Kelvin ~


My first impression when I made it through was 'Good, because I'm going to prove to you that I deserve to be here', because they told me that sometimes I lack confidence in my performance and sometimes I'm not as consistent as they'd like me to be.
~By Naima Adedapo ~


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


When you're buying real growth and want real performance, you buy excellent management and good products and you diversify across industry sectors.
~By Robert Morse ~


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 ~


What is a good performance? It lies in the hands and head of a performer... the shortest way between two people is not a straight line.
~By Earle Brown ~


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


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


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 ~


Music is a performance and needs the audience.
~By Michael Tippett ~


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 ~


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


That's what really makes great skating competitions. When you have two top skaters in good form giving superb performances.
~By Dick Button ~


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 ~


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 ~


A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance.
~By Tom Flores ~


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 ~


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


It is enough that we set out to mold the motley stuff of life into some form of our own choosing; when we do, the performance is itself the wage.
~By Learned Hand ~


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


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 ~


If I think about the way I was drawn into the music, it was much more by recordings than by live performances.
~By Evan Parker ~


If all of us would require the same level of performance from ourselves as we expect from government, this city will forever be the city that works.
~By Jane Byrne ~


From the business point of view - not to overstate it - intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process. Long live service; long live performance.
~By Esther Dyson ~


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


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 ~


Lots of people I know have bootlegged tapes of performances and if they play it I will be transported back sometimes with happiness, sometimes with horror.
~By Chris Bailey ~


I always think that a director who knows about the technical side, but cares about the acting performances and casting as well, is ahead of the game.
~By Bob Balaban ~


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 ~


I am thrilled yet overwhelmed. There are so many great women athletes, some incredible performances.
~By Nancy Greene ~


Past performance speaks a tremendous amount about one's ability and likelihood for success.
~By Mark Spitz ~


Those differences are what color the performance, but in the movies you don't get a chance to rehearse.
~By Wayne Rogers ~


Then I started graduate school at UCLA. I got a part time research assistant job as a programmer on a project involving the use of one computer to measure the performance of another computer.
~By Jon Postel ~


In 1949 there was a new thing called Television, to which my agency and advisers opposed as a performance medium.
~By Loretta Young ~


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 ~


Well, no. I believe that it's not at all impossible that some of the performances that I've heard so far by some pianists may be superior to my own playing because those are two totally different acts altogether.
~By Leo Ornstein ~


I went to ballet school for nine years, and there was an agent for the whole school who happened to be there visiting one of the performances. She suggested an audition.
~By Sarah Sutton ~

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