Performance Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Performance

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


Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I think what made it difficult for people to get, and still makes it difficult for people to get, is the theatrical nature of the work and the fact that, my music doesn't exist without the performance-art element.
~By Lady Gaga ~


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 ~


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 ~


So, sometimes, when I'm not happy with my performance and I have to think, I will think in English.
~By Sophie Marceau ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with Watergate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news.
~By John Le Carre ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


I remember the difficulty we had in the beginning replacing magnetic cores in memories and eventually we had both cost and performance advantages. But it wasn't at all clear in the beginning.
~By Gordon Moore ~


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


I'd also like to do a play. I've never done theater, and constantly changing and refining a performance is something I'd like to do, even though it may sound like work to some people - and it probably is work.
~By Nastassja Kinski ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien.
~By Gavin Bryars ~


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 ~


Actors should be overheard, not listened to, and the audience is 50 percent of the performance.
~By Shirley Booth ~


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


America is the civilization of people engaged in transforming themselves. In the past, the stars of the performance were the pioneer and the immigrant. Today, it is youth and the Black.
~By Harold Rosenberg ~


The necessity to constantly turn in an excellent performance, to be absolutely wedded to this dedication and this ideal means that as a child you're going to pay for it personally.
~By Twyla Tharp ~


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


I don't rehearse films as much as opera or theatre. When I began directing films I thought a long rehearsal was a good idea. Experience showed me that the best performance was often left in a rehearsal room.
~By Bruce Beresford ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


I think it killed the performance on a lot of the systems in the Labs for years because everyone had their own copy of it, but it wasn't being shared, and so they wasted huge amounts of memory back when memory was expensive.
~By Bill Joy ~


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 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 ~


From what I've been able to determine, many of our big stars are addicted to tobacco. They want to smoke in movies for the same reason I smoked as I wrote, which is that they think their performance is going to be better.
~By Joe Eszterhas ~


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 ~


I would love to do more movies. I'd like to get into some theater, too, if I could, just to learn more. I want to do gritty performances that I'm proud of. It doesn't matter to me if four people see it or millions of people see it, as long as I perform in such a way that people go, 'Wow!'
~By Jason Dohring ~


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


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


There are some people, by the way, that associate a certain amount of visualization with the performance of music. Those are people that really are not centrally concerned only with music, the traditional things.
~By Leo Ornstein ~


If you give it good concentration, good energy, good heart and good performance, the song will play you.
~By Levon Helm ~


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


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


I think we raised about 20,000 pounds. There was a live performance thing so we thought we'd donate the equipment for an online charity in Britain. I hated to part with my guitar, but it was for such a great cause.
~By Dan Hawkins ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


Jackie considered his resurrection, the world's best return performance.
~By Audrey Meadows ~


We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance.
~By John Cale ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I don't see how they can with most of my pieces, but I think it's unfortunate that they can through familiarity with flashy performances of a great deal of other music.
~By Peter Maxwell Davies ~


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 ~


Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.
~By William Ralph Inge ~


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


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


I have directed good actors and have gone through the process which is more detailed in theater in a way. You have to get people to stay for two or three hours in a performance. They need more talk and rehearsal than in films.
~By Julie Taymor ~


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 ~


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 obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


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 ~


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


I think the lawyers are such incredible actors. Can you imagine the performance they have to do every day?
~By Monica Bellucci ~


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'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 console games, as they come out with this new generation, will have a temporary advantage in price performance, but there are still many things you can do on a PC, more conveniently than you can do on a console machine.
~By Will Wright ~


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 ~

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October 24 ,2021
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