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Gene Pitney Quotes and Sayings

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I'm a performer.
I've tried everything there is.
- Gene Pitney

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man
can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams

I think he is an entertainer.
I would prefer if he were a performer.
- Carol Bellamy

To the general public, show business may just mean the artistic part,
but the dollar and cents element is the reality every performer has to face.
- Liza Minelli

 

At times as a performer they segregated us in some of theatres.
- Cab Calloway

Fans are what make a performer and I've always taken them seriously.
- Charley Pride

No, I'm a theatrical, live performer or a movie performer.
- Liza Minnelli

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The more accountable I can make you,
the easier it is for you to show you're a great performer.
- Mark V. Hurd

I'm a performer, comedian, entertainer,
writer and director.
- William Shatner

You put yourself on the line as a performer,
and when people reject you, it's a personal rejection.
- Morgan Brittany

I keep showing decade after decade that I am a real performer.
- Patti LaBelle

First you have to spread on the rust performer,
then you add a coat of protective enamel,
and then you spray on the satin finish so you look good.
- Vinny Testaverde

I'm a live performer and I love playing live.
- Tim Finn

I became a performer because it was what I enjoyed doing.
- Richard Pryor

No performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron
unless he has a good set of teeth.
- Harry Houdini

The public pays and feels it is entitled to participate
in the personal affairs of a performer.
- Hedy Lamarr

By the time I would have graduated, at 22,
I was a writer and featured performer on Saturday Night Live.
- Sarah Silverman

My goal is to be remembered as a human being and as a great performer.
- Bobby Darin

If any performer has quality in his voice he can almost
always be helped to develop all the other necessary attributes.
- Lawrence Welk

I am not a performer but occasionally I deliberately
work in a public context.
Some sculptures need the movement of people around them to work.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I don't like people who use the press to advance themselves
in a way that they haven't earned as an actor,
performer or director.
- Jason Patric

I'm a total performer.
- Aaliyah

The mind of the performer is a very strange thing.
- James Galway

One tries to be an observer as an actor and indeed
as a director because the small things,
the give-away things are what are really interesting to a performer.
- Janet Suzman

In order to be a star performer you have to have someone to play against.
- Frank Oz

To put what you see on paper is the same as funneling
what you feel through yourself as a performer.
- Rod Taylor

A well-rounded performer will listen to all kinds of music.
I like classical, Middle Eastern, and rock a lot.
- Patti LuPone

It would be difficult to have any unfulfilled ambitions
because I don't have any ambitions.
I've never been that kind of performer.
- John Hurt

What the translator - myself in particular -
does is not comparable to what the Homeric performer was doing.
- Robert Fitzgerald

I have always thought of myself as a performer first
and way down the line as a recording artist.
- Leo Kottke

I'm still learnin'.
I pick up something from every performer I watch.
- Wanda Jackson

I can't think of a performer who is better on television than in person.
- Mark Russell

You can never be guaranteed good roles because of an award,
but I think your profile and net worth as a performer has to do with awards,
unfortunately.
- Minnie Driver

When I got lucky with Dean, I ended up with 16 years
with one of the truly great performers of all time.
He was the greatest performer I'd ever been around,
bar none.
- Greg Garrison

I was never really a writer, I was always more of a performer.
- Mick Ronson

He has all those different aspects to him,
so I can more or less decide as a performer how I'm
going to deliver a line in a particular scene,
or play a particular scene in total.
- Paul Darrow

I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity...
I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there.
- Fred Astaire

The whites come to applaud a Negro performer just like the colored do.
When you've got the respect of white and colored,
you can ease a lot of things.
- Nat King Cole

When you have a performer as talented as Bill Murray or as Harold,
that can write as well as they can perform,
you can do a final draft on the set if you think of it that way.
- Ivan Reitman

I always stayed fit because I'm a performer,
and all of those things help me to perform.
- Sting

On stage, don't go near her.
She's the best performer in the world.
- David Gest

My job, I think, is the hardest job out of all the
judges because I am the only one that is a performer.
- Paula Abdul

One performer whose band played my music better than
I could myself was Art Farmer.
He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'.
- Carla Bley

My parents sent me to a dance class,
so it was a road chosen by them,
not me.
But I enjoyed it so much I knew I would become a performer.
- Ziyi Zhang

It was an amazing performer.
Very temperamental, it spent a lot of time in its trailer.
- Tilda Swinton

I did feel from day one that I was a born performer.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

For the past few years, I was the more visible Asian performer,
and I think it gave young girls a kind of role model
showing it's possible to actually reach success doing movies.
- Joan Chen

I think a performer should do his work and then shut up.
- Richard Widmark

I worked with my parents on the stage in production numbers since I was 4,
but I never really gave much thought to being a performer
on my own until I was 12 or 13.
- Helen Reddy

Why, in such a case, should the performer essay any
sort of considered approach at all?
- Brian Ferneyhough

I do Broadway because I refuse to succumb to the stereotypical
things that Hollywood does to a performer.
- Jamie Farr

What is a good performance? It lies in the hands and head of a performer...
the shortest way between two people is not a straight line.
- Earle Brown

I think Madonna is a wonderful performer.
- Patti LuPone

When Peter Gabriel left, we obviously lost a very strong stage performer.
Phil hasn't replaced him; Phil's done a different thing.
- Mike Rutherford

I felt that, in retrospect, there was a time in the late Seventies,
after I had a string of hits and successes,
as a performer and a recording artist,
that I wasn't saying anything.
- Boz Scaggs

As a performer you are being used to keep people watching
so the commercial endorsements that support the network
can be seen by as many people as possible.
- Marc Maron

But as a writer and performer, I want to get paid for what I do.
- Debbie Harry

Las Vegas and I both grew up together,
and all of a sudden I was doing things that no performer had ever done before.
- Wayne Newton

Songs suffer at the mercy of the performer.
- Jo Stafford

I'm a performer.
I push the envelope, I work in a very uncontrolled manner onstage.
I do a lot of free association, it's spontaneous,
I go into character.
- Michael Richards

I'm a performer.
We don't retire.
- Robert Goulet

The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience.
- Lester Bangs

I don't consider myself a comic but a performer.
A comic tells bad jokes.
- Sandra Bernhard

You have to remember that when you are a performer you become a celebrity,
but you are not saving lives.
It's not that important.
- Victoria Beckham

I wasn't playing a drag queen - I was playing an extraordinary performer.
- John Lone

But then, so far as I know, I am the only performer
who ever pledged his assistants to secrecy,
honor and allegiance under a notarial oath.
- Harry Houdini

It's great to watch someone get the most out of what they can do,
whether they're a beautiful performer or just a really gritty performer.
It's something to behold.
- John Turturro

It is still an open question, however,
as to what extent exposure really injures a performer.
- Harry Houdini

The constant fear of a performer is to become what
is reflected back at you.
- Linda Ronstadt

I always thought that it was every performer's dream.
That's the epitome of being an artist,
being able to express song, dance and acting in a live
theatre setting and really connecting with an audience on that level.
- Deborah Cox

I really believed that if I could play that character,
who is grounded in the earth and the history of the United States -
not the kind of role I usually play -
it would help me change the perception out there and
my own perception of what I can accomplish as a performer.
- Andrea Martin


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