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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 ~


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 ~


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


Unless an entire row of people got up in the middle of a performance and left the theater in disgust, I felt as though I hadn't done my job.
~By Jeremy Piven ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Secular artists see themselves with performance; they are more self involved, presentational.
~By Boris Kodjoe ~


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 ~


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


When recordings replaced concerts as the dominant mode of hearing music, our conception of the nature of performance and of music itself was altered.
~By Charles Rosen ~


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 ~


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 ~


What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
~By Aristotle ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Kiefer Sutherland ~


A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance.
~By Tom Flores ~


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


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 did the one concert, and I was not bitten by the conducting bug, and I thought I was done, but then the phone started to ring, and gradually, over time, I started conducting more and more. Now a third of my performances are with orchestras.
~By Bobby McFerrin ~


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 ~


It's always been performance art, but now it's on a different level.
~By Mark Roberts ~


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 ~


All the dialogue on tape, and we'd play the tape in performance. Then I thought it'd be interesting if the actor's repeated what they heard on the tape, but at a slower speed, so we'd get a web of language.
~By Richard Foreman ~


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


I try to keep myself on an even keel by trying to be as critical of myself as I am of other people. I try to separate my performance from myself.
~By Damon Hill ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 have a chef who makes sure that I'm getting the right amounts of carbs, proteins and fats throughout the day to keep me at my max performance level.
~By Barry Bonds ~


Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


What we've seen this season is that if something that will enhance performance is available, some players will indulge... unless the penalty is an absolute deterrent.
~By Michael Wilbon ~


The most memorable performance was my appearance in concert in Carnegie Hall. The first standup to do so.
~By Shelley Berman ~


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 ~


Nobody has ever said anything about Marion Jones every using performance-enhancing drugs and they never will.
~By Marion Jones ~


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 ~


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


If I think about the way I was drawn into the music, it was much more by recordings than by live performances.
~By Evan Parker ~


I always wanted, and still aspire, to be something more than just one thing, just one performance.
~By Kevin Bacon ~


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 ~


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


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


It wasn't just about flashing lights and pinball machines blowing up and things like that. It was about using encores, bringing back the good songs and using techniques that I knew about from rock performance.
~By Pete Townshend ~


I've been onstage once for one performance with four days' rehearsal.
~By Anna Friel ~


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 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 ~


It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


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 ~


Our communications services revenue growth is being driven by continued strong top-line performance in data, Internet and international - three of the fastest growing and most profitable areas within communications services.
~By Bernard Ebbers ~


A performance is only as good as the audience you are playing to. A lot of times you feed off of the audience, and we always try to give them all we've got and sometimes you don't get a lot back, but we've never been dead whenever we've performed.
~By Kelly Jones ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


If I had money, I would like to get an old building, have music performances, do lithographs, have shows of paintings, and do those things that I'm interested in doing.
~By Bill Dixon ~


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 ~


If all of us would require the same level of performance from ourselves as we expect from government, this city will forever be the city that works.
~By Jane Byrne ~


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


Past performance speaks a tremendous amount about one's ability and likelihood for success.
~By Mark Spitz ~


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 ~


Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.
~By William O. Douglas ~


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


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 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 was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.
~By Leonardo DiCaprio ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


From George Washington to George W. Bush, presidents have invoked God's name in the performance of their official duties.
~By Linda Chavez ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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

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