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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


The Dark Side of the Moon has flash - the true flash that comes from the excellence of a superb performance.
~By Alan Parsons ~


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 ~


Did you know I staged the first performance in America of At the Hawk's Well?
~By Kenneth Rexroth ~


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 ~


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


The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive.
~By Gwyneth Paltrow ~


If you take my performance or my understanding of the role and my appreciation for story and then dress it in CGI, that I guess becomes an action film.
~By Vin Diesel ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I'm not comfortable singing in front of people yet. That's going to take another 100 performances.
~By David Friedman ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


I'd like to think I could do something great - a performance like Meryl Streep's in 'Sophie's Choice' - at some point in my life. At the same time, though, I don't want to put too much pressure on myself to be great.
~By Heather Graham ~


I would have liked it to have stayed serious and have the adventures of a family lost in space. This isn't to take anything away from Jonathan and the Robot. I watch his performance today and he still makes me laugh.
~By Mark Goddard ~


Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.
~By Ernest Hemingway ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Nutrition is also a valuable component that can help athletes both protect themselves and improve performance.
~By Bill Toomey ~


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 ~


I always see things that I can improve. But frankly with Stripes, I'm surprised at how effective it is, even today, and how vibrant that movie is and how juicy the performances all are.
~By Ivan Reitman ~


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


I take the longest to get ready of anyone. I've been going in two hours before the show every performance.
~By Rue McClanahan ~


When you are new to the business, you think if you give a really bad performance, that's one they will print. You will be judged. You just have to be brave.
~By Robbie Coltrane ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


To vote is like the payment of a debt, a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible.
~By Rutherford B. Hayes ~


What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


As I sit down and start to work, I often panic. I stare at the empty piece of music paper. How can I say that my piece will be ready for performance next January when I do not have a recipe for making it happen?
~By Lukas Foss ~


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 ~


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


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


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 was the worst extra, I was 'that' guy. I was the guy on the phone trying to get the Oscar for best extra - for best background performance.
~By Jon Favreau ~


If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


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 ~


An arts education helps build academic skills and increase academic performance, while also providing alternative opportunities to reward the skills of children who learn differently.
~By Gavin Newsom ~


Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done.
~By Michelle Shocked ~


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 ~


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 ~


Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience.
~By Jimmy Buffett ~


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


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


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


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


The performances you have in your head are always much better than the performances on stage.
~By Maggie Smith ~


No, we've been performing our old songs a little differently each performance.
~By Fred Schneider ~


I had a flair for comedy and could give a sustained performance.
~By Jessie Matthews ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.
~By Donald Rumsfeld ~


Dance every performance as if it were your last.
~By Erik Bruhn ~


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 ~


China has legally purchased high performance computers, advanced machine tools, and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment from several American companies.
~By Charles Foster Bass ~


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 ~


The candidates before you know that the IFP has set up a system of deployed IFP national and provincial leaders who are not only monitoring the performance of candidates during these elections but will also do so after these elections.
~By Mangosuthu Buthelezi ~


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 ~


That's a wonderful thing, because one of the primary qualities of a good performance is honesty.
~By Roberta Flack ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


It's been an amazing year of individual performances.
~By Steve Kerr ~


Clean living is the cardinal principle in the lives of the world's greatest athletes, as the phenomenal performances of these outstanding characters will obviously show.
~By Major Taylor ~


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

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