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Performance Quotes

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Music is a performance and needs the audience.
- Michael Tippett

Related topics: Music

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

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.
- William O. Douglas

Faithfulness in the performance of small duties
gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations
that life will someday force us to make.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

 

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

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

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.
- Alice Cooper

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

Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people.
When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
- Natalie Portman

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.
- Bill Toomey

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.
- Michael Welch

Performance art can be produced in a coffee house setting.
- Jack Bowman

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

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

Even though I don't feel I need approval,
it's still important to me to give a good performance.
I'm hard on myself.
- Michelle Pfeiffer

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.
- Charles Barkley

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.
- Pat Boone

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater.
I can see why it's so addictive.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

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.
- Howard Dean

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

Reading should be a repeat performance.
- John Barton

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

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.
- Ben Kingsley

If you take my performance or my understanding of the
role and my appreciation for story and then dress it in CGI,
that I guess becomes an action film.
- Vin Diesel

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

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

Ethanol is a premier, high performance fuel.
It has tremendous environmental benefits and is a key
component to energy independence for our country.
- Richard Lugar

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

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

An entertainer should in his public performance keep
himself out of any controversy,
political or otherwise.
- Kate Smith

The real secret of magic lies in the performance.
- David Copperfield

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.
- Timothy Bottoms

Wal-Mart hires average people but squeezes above average
performance and results out of them.
- Michael Bergdahl

I'm not saying that more performance wouldn't be better -
all these technologies are going to get better -
that's the difference between first generation and second generation.
- Trip Hawkins

I try to get the best performance an actor can give.
- Taylor Hackford

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

Performance art is the ultimate in creativity.
Since it has so many possibilities at creativity,
it's essence tends to become creativity.
- Jack Bowman

That's how you get a performance - they put trust in you.
- Richard Donner

Every performance is different.
That's the beauty of it.
- Van Morrison

For decades, the journalistic norm had been that the
private lives of public officials remained private
unless that life impinged on public performance.
- Roger Mudd

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

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.
- Keith Richards

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.
- Robbie Coltrane

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

Good acting is consistency of performance.
- Jim Dale

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.
- Malcolm X

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.
- William Ralph Inge

Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance.
That translates into pacing a story,
pleasing a reading audience.
- Jimmy Buffett

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

I like the energy of live performance.
- Sandra Bernhard

I love doing theater so much - being in front of an
audience and seeing how a character grows and develops with every performance.
- Jerry Hall

There is at least one point in the history of any company
when you have to change dramatically to rise to the
next level of performance.
Miss that moment - and you start to decline.
- Andy Grove

There's nothing like a play.
It's so immediate and every performance is different.
As an actor, you have the most control over what the audience is seeing.
- David Schwimmer

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

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.
- Allan Carr

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.
- Tony Conrad

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.
- Lukas Foss

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

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

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

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.
- James Marsters

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

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

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.
- Damon Hill

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence,
excellence becomes a reality.
- Joe Paterno

We all have levels of performance.
- Angela Lansbury

People often argue about this.
Obviously one of the skills in performance is acting,
and you can't expect every Romeo to really be in love with their Juliet!
- Deborah Bull

Performance is your reality.
Forget everything else.
- Harold S. Geneen

Did you know I staged the first performance in America of At the Hawk's Well?
- Kenneth Rexroth

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.
- Edward Gibbon

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.
- Twyla Tharp


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