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Ato Boldon Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

A theatre receives recognition through its initiative,
which is indispensable for first-rate performances.
- Franz Liszt

I am thrilled yet overwhelmed.
There are so many great women athletes,
some incredible performances.
- Nancy Greene

Al Gore's performances could be a case study in abnormal-psychology classes.
- Rich Lowry

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Two, I actually learned a lot of things that served
me very well when it came to repeating performances on stage,
because it is a craft and you do need a technique for it.
- Ron Silver

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.
- Jean Stapleton

I don't want to feel like I'm stuck doing one-stock performances.
- Mark Ruffalo

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

I didn't develop or build synths.
I had my technicians modify them for my live stage performances.
- Gary Wright

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.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

Quite a few operas are still being commissioned around the world,
although nothing apart from audience popularity can
ensure more than a few performances.
- Bruce Beresford

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

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

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

When all the performances are excellent,
critics understand it's the direction.
- Joel Siegel

We have to have great pitching performances from our guys,
and we have to take it from there.
- Bobby Bonilla

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.
- Bill Dixon

I would be terribly disappointed if anything would
get in the way of my being cast in something,
or if performances were canceled.
It was a fix that I obviously needed.
- Trevor Nunn

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Sarah Sutton

People tend to remember my performances,
not me.
- Ellen Barkin

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.
- Ben Harper

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

But I can't say that I didn't like John Hammond's performances
often better than the originals.
- Warren Zevon

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.
- Chris Bailey

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.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

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.
- Elliott Carter

Clean living is the cardinal principle in the lives
of the world's greatest athletes,
as the phenomenal performances of these outstanding
characters will obviously show.
- Major Taylor

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

Americans work a long away ahead of themselves because
of the size of the place.
To make any impact at all you have to promote yourself
with live performances ages before a release.
- James Taylor

I do not believe that the government is in any position
to say exactly how every single business and every
single activity shall reach those performances.
- Dixie Lee Ray

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.
- Aaron Eckhart

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

I generally find an affinity with a lot of the people
I play and I suppose if I didn't feel an affinity for
them then they wouldn't be particularly good performances.
- Hugo Weaving

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

Musicals are written and then rewritten.
Those things used to happen on the road.
Now they are done in New York during preview performances.
- Peter Stone

No, I'm not a drug addict, and neither is my husband.
If that were so, you'd get a lot less work out of me.
It would show in the performances and in the work.
- Whitney Houston

America doesn't reward people of my age,
either in day-to-day life or for their performances.
- Meryl Streep

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.
- Alec Baldwin

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.
- Bob Balaban

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

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

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

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.
- Siobhan Davies

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

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.
- Barbra Streisand

I'm not comfortable singing in front of people yet.
That's going to take another 100 performances.
- David Friedman

I guess why the Ocean's films are hard for me is because
on the one hand you have to make sure the performances are there,
but on the other hand it's a film that demands,
to my mind, a very layered and complex visual scheme.
That takes a lot of time to figure out.
- Steven Soderbergh

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!'
- Jason Dohring

Black music has become a commercial commodity.
Live performances are not so accessible as they were previously.
It use to be possible to go to the bar on the corner and hear music.
It was available for a fifteen cent beer.
- Archie Shepp

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.
- Tim Roth

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.
- Anton Seidl

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.
- John Eaton

Well, no.
I believe that it's not at all impossible that some
of the performances that I've heard so far by some
pianists may be superior to my own playing because
those are two totally different acts altogether.
- Leo Ornstein

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!
- Gunther Schuller

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.
- Debbie Harry

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.
- Carlisle Floyd

There are all sorts of reasons why I don't do much work in the theatre,
the main one being that after two performances I feel I've given all I can.
I hate repetition, I really do.
It's like asking a painter to paint he same picture every day of his life.
- Peter Cushing

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.
- Cillian Murphy

The Southern Baptist Church is a specific culture in itself.
So, I had to study, talk to people, watch tape and
go to performances to see how Gospel artists move compared to secular artists.
- Boris Kodjoe

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.
- Connie Stevens

I don't know why people are so surprised by my live performances.
My approach is so simple; every song I sing,
every story I tell, every move I make,
must move the audience to laughter, tears or inspiration.
Otherwise, why should I do it?
- John Davidson

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.
- Carlisle Floyd

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.
- Bobby McFerrin


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