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I can't imagine how many first performances I've done, perhaps 500. Some of them have been very good, and some of course very bad.
~By Esa-Pekka Salonen ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


You can lose in cinema too if you don't put on a good performance.
~By Eric Cantona ~


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 ~


Look at Walter Huston in The Devil and Daniel Webster: It's an incredible performance.
~By Taylor Hackford ~


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 performed adequately at school, but in comparison to my older brother, who set the record for the highest cumulative average for our high school, my performance was decidedly mediocre.
~By Steven Chu ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 same things we've done the past couple of seasons. We've worked on the engine and clutch. We'll try and pick up the performance and consistency of the car and go back out there.
~By Larry Dixon ~


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 ~


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


I don't think of Storefront Hitchcock or Stop Making Sense as documentaries, I think of them more as performance films.
~By Jonathan Demme ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


Then I started graduate school at UCLA. I got a part time research assistant job as a programmer on a project involving the use of one computer to measure the performance of another computer.
~By Jon Postel ~


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 ~


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'd gone through periods where I didn't work live performances for probably seven or eight months at a time.
~By Johnny Rivers ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


So much depends on the performance, and here you are also tied up in the emotion the game evokes.
~By David Gower ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Debra Winger doesn't let anything interfere with her performance, which is the way it should be.
~By Tom Berenger ~


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


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 ~


In the theater, you go from point A to point Z, building your performance as the evening progresses. You have to relinquish that control on a film.
~By Gwyneth Paltrow ~


If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?
~By Stevie Nicks ~


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


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


My strong point, if I have a strong point, is performance. I always do more than I say. I always produce more than I promise.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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


Firms would be given initial entitlements to gross markup on the basis of past performance. These entitlements would be transferable and a market in them would be developed.
~By William Vickrey ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I don't enjoy public performances and being up on a stage. I don't enjoy the glamour. Like tonight, I am up on stage and my feet hurt.
~By Barbra Streisand ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself.
~By Billy Joel ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


I have never taken any substance to enhance my performance.
~By Kelli White ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~

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