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Performance Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Performance

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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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


To pay out millions upon millions of dollars in bonuses for incomplete work, poor performance, and unacceptable products is the height of government waste and mismanagement.
~By Jim Gibbons ~


All you owe the public is a good performance.
~By Humphrey Bogart ~


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


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 ~


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


You have to channel the interpretation and performance into 100 people. And with the audience, the critics.
~By Riccardo Muti ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 record company started as an adjunct to that, to give young composers their first recorded performances; to give young musicians their first debut on a recording. These are all things that big record companies would never touch because there is no money in it!
~By Gunther Schuller ~


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


I've mainly been in dramas, so this is one of my first comedy kind of performances in Cecil B. Demented.
~By Stephen Dorff ~


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


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


I do not believe that the government is in any position to say exactly how every single business and every single activity shall reach those performances.
~By Dixie Lee Ray ~


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


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


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


It's such a joy to work with different ensembles and create a collaboration. Rehearsing and building a performance is very interesting for me.
~By Cecilia Bartoli ~


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 ~


If I had a bad performance in a particular leotard, I threw it in the trash.
~By Mary Lou Retton ~


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


As the director of an opera, it is my responsibility to unify the style of the particular performance, but one can certainly approach the piece from different points of view. That's what makes it interesting and keeps it alive.
~By Sarah Caldwell ~


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


You have your structure, but within it, it gets fuller and you can highlight other parts of the performance.
~By Marisa Tomei ~


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


I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety.
~By George Murray ~


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


Performance art can involve the audience with taste, smell and sounds not available with electronic media and not practical with conventional theater. This is due to the usually small audience.
~By Jack Bowman ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor who is not limited by the body, only by his ability and, perhaps, experience.
~By Marc Davis ~


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 ~


The world is crawling with authors touring now. They're like performance artists.
~By Kazuo Ishiguro ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


We always had chocolates and my mother was careful to make sure they were unwrapped in advance so the paper wouldn't rustle in the middle of a performance.
~By Penelope Keith ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Good performance is about the capacity to focus and concentrate.
~By Betty Buckley ~


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 ~


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 ~


It was very much about performances, the whole ensemble thing was just great - everybody working together. Sometimes it didn't feel like a film set. It wasn't technically driven, it was very, very enjoyable.
~By Cillian Murphy ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I guess because you study the character and you do all those things. But when it comes down to it, it's still my performance, it's still my interpretation. I'm not going to, you know, be a clone - well, I was a clone of Richard Dean Anderson!
~By Michael Welch ~


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 ~


We were doing performance art as far back as 1965, just not calling it that.
~By Joseph Jarman ~


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 ~

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