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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


There was a three hour differential in performances because the sponsor insisted it be done live for California. You would go on at 8 pm in New York but you would also have to go on at 8 p.m. in California. That meant coming back in to do the show at 11 p.m.
~By Dick York ~


An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
~By Mae West ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it.
~By Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~


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 started off in a small theatre performance company and worked my way into commercials.
~By Devon Sawa ~


Some directors cast you because they trust you to do the performance - but then they forget to direct you.
~By Samantha Morton ~


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


There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free; but they only are naturally most fit to be commanders or leaders, who most excel in the virtues required for the right performance of those offices.
~By Algernon Sydney ~


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 ~


I don't care to analyze acting. On the other hand there is a fascination because distributors are putting out British films. You get films here with great performances you'll never see again. Why compare. We should go after the businessmen.
~By Tim Roth ~


That's how you get a performance - they put trust in you.
~By Richard Donner ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Performance is your reality. Forget everything else.
~By Harold S. Geneen ~


But now in this day and age, people are more prone to go out to try new things to enhance their performance on the field - to enhance their physical appearance.
~By Bo Jackson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


To boast of a performance which I cannot beat is merely stupid vanity. And if I can beat it that means there is nothing special about it. What has passed is already finished with. What I find more interesting is what is still to come.
~By Emil Zatopek ~


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 ~


You go for the quality of the performance, not the longevity of it.
~By Don King ~


The principle element in a performance is risk, and if you're losing interest then by scaring yourself to death the audience will feel it and boy it'll wake them up.
~By Leo Kottke ~


Giving a good performance, giving it all is what it's all about. I love to perform.
~By Henry Rollins ~


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


They got a great performance from me. I was happy.
~By Jimmy Fallon ~


We're all so mauled by information, but it's recycled information. We need to shut it out. So, you've got to get bizarre. This is an artist's purpose - to break away from the recycled. Performance art can do that.
~By Jack Bowman ~


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 ~


Sayles could pull a performance out of a dog. I'm serious. He was just amazing. The world could fall apart and he remained on neutral.
~By Elizabeth Pena ~


County government can be simplified greatly by reorganizing and consolidating some of the offices, making others appointive, and reducing salaries in keeping with the salaries paid by private business for the performance of similar duties.
~By Arthur Capper ~


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 ~


The performance of a lifetime is the perfect thing to be doing at this age because I can use the age.
~By Fritz Weaver ~


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


All the dialogue on tape, and we'd play the tape in performance. Then I thought it'd be interesting if the actor's repeated what they heard on the tape, but at a slower speed, so we'd get a web of language.
~By Richard Foreman ~


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 ~


After I did Untamed Heart I wanted to do a film that was outrageous. I really wanted to do, you know, a performance. I don't want to allow my image to rule the choices that I make.
~By Christian Slater ~


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 ~


If I produce it, I will stage it as a performance. A small audience will be invited; rehearsals of the sections will be done in the mornings, and those sections will be recorded in the afternoons.
~By Bill Dixon ~


Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


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 ~


If I had money, I would like to get an old building, have music performances, do lithographs, have shows of paintings, and do those things that I'm interested in doing.
~By Bill Dixon ~


Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.
~By James Bryant Conant ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.
~By William O. Douglas ~


The strongest results were in Florida and Texas. In just one year in a Texas charter school, an average student gained 7 percentile points in math and 8 percentile points in reading, while Florida charter schools improved student performance by 6 percentile points.
~By Maggie Gallagher ~


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 ~


There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline.
~By Andy Grove ~


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 ~


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 just produced Criminal, this remake of Nine Queens, and one of the things that appealed to me about Nine Queens is that it was a performance piece, and that's the most fun.
~By Steven Soderbergh ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Performance art is the ultimate in creativity. Since it has so many possibilities at creativity, it's essence tends to become creativity.
~By Jack Bowman ~


Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
~By Frank Zappa ~


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


I used to watch the world as if it was a performance and I would realize that certain things that people did moved me, and certain things didn't move me, and I tried to analyze, even at that age, six and seven and eight, why I was moved by certain things they did.
~By Alan Arkin ~


Well, you would have to say what is the criteria to determine the success of any merger? It would have to be that the companies are stronger financially, that they took market share, and they are on a very steady footing in terms of their performance.
~By Kevin Rollins ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


That kind of piece, perhaps most recognizable because of Yoko Ono's similar work, built a bridge between performance art and music - and without raising any awkward social issues.
~By Tony Conrad ~


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


I think that technology has both introduced new sounds but also allowed an increasingly painterly approach to recording music as you can now paint over what you've done and more and more refine an existing performance.
~By Jerry Harrison ~


I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know.
~By Jean Houston ~


Conductors don't suffer, they are part of the performance.
~By Michael Tippett ~


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 ~


I think my expectations for myself are much more severe and much more direct. You can't work on a film for six years without being your own toughest critic. So you can't really be distracted by the expectations based on your previous performance.
~By Ken Burns ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


An announcer is only as good as yesterday's performance.
~By Curt Gowdy ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~

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February 26 ,2020


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