Performance Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Performance

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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


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


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 hated the whole idea of being an actress. I used to throw up before every performance and cry afterward.
~By Judy Holliday ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Every superior personality, and every superior performance, has, for the average of mankind, something mysterious.
~By Georg Simmel ~


When we get the final hardware, the performance is just going to skyrocket.
~By J Allard ~


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


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


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 ~


Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the "naturals," the ones who somehow know how to teach.
~By Peter Drucker ~


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 ~


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 ~


We all have levels of performance.
~By Angela Lansbury ~


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


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 ~


We figured you could download live shows for days, so we decided to go for a cream-of-the-crop approach, but not just take the best vocal or the best performances.
~By Ben Harper ~


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 ~


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 ~


You have actors who begin at a certain young age and there's very little change in their technique and the depth of their performances; they're the same 30 years later.
~By Alec Baldwin ~


Jessica Lange in Frances... was dramatic and passionate and one of the strongest performances I've seen a woman do.
~By Sherilyn Fenn ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I had to help to coax the performances and I really enjoyed that extra responsibility.
~By Christopher Eccleston ~


Nobody can give a good performance unless the authors and composers have written a good part, a fact which is often overlooked.
~By Judy Holliday ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


It would have to be connected with performance art somehow, either in the front of the house or the back. I was myopic about this from fourth grade on.
~By James Marsters ~


I'd never played a cop before, and this particular role with what she is going thru, especially during the first season, covering her alcoholism to her on the job performance, was a great opportunity for me as an actress.
~By Nancy McKeon ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 eating of burning brimstone is an entirely fake performance.
~By Harry Houdini ~


Royalties are not how most writers or musicians make their living. Musicians by and large make a living with a relationship with an audience that is economically harnessed through performance and ticket sales.
~By John Perry Barlow ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 voters reward good performance. So, I'm going to go out and focus, if I become the governor, to do the very best job I can as governor. The rest of it will take care of itself.
~By Dave Heineman ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


I turned on VH1 this morning just to get a little warm-up before I came over here, and I think it's just terrific. There's so much great stuff: diverse and wonderful music, good performances, great looking girls, great videos, the whole thing.
~By Debbie Harry ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


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 ~


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


Before every performance, I think I am about to keel over.
~By Brenda Blethyn ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


If I were to play somebody who ran a fish and chip shop, I would not work in a fish and chip shop for three months. Staring at chips is not going to help me in my performance.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


The only thing you owe the public is a good performance.
~By Humphrey Bogart ~


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


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 ~


So what this is is us, our personalities refined down on to a stage performance. In other words, the way we play is the end product of the way we live - we live in the cities, you see.
~By Alice Cooper ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


It is the element I miss in electronic music - no performance, no loving immersion. Maybe that is why I was never particularly drawn to electronic music.
~By Lukas Foss ~


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 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 ~

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April 23 ,2024
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