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Performance Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Performance.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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People come up to me as I leave the stage after a performance
and tell me tey saw my mother onstage with me every time I sing.
I keep a sense of humor about it.
- Lorna Luft

I preferred delivering my performance in person.
I liked to be in control.
You couldn't be in films.
- Ethel Merman

From the business point of view - not to overstate it -
intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process.
Long live service; long live performance.
- Esther Dyson

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.
- Richard M. Nixon

When we get the final hardware, the performance is just going to skyrocket.
- J Allard

Those differences are what color the performance,
but in the movies you don't get a chance to rehearse.
- Wayne Rogers

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

It's such a joy to work with different ensembles and create a collaboration.
Rehearsing and building a performance is very interesting for me.
- Cecilia Bartoli

It is something we have always excelled at and prided ourselves at -
the excellences of our stage performance.
- James Young

The perception is that baseball's players' union is
protecting players to use steroids and other illegal
performance-enhancing drugs.
- Jim Bunning

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

I say this quite deliberately, this is the finest Shakespearean performance I've seen.
- Donald Wolfit

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

The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score,
and the print the performance.
- Ansel Adams

That's the only way to do it.
Just like an actor.
You can get a great performance if you do a bunch of takes and edit it.
You find the moments and string them together.
- Lindsey Buckingham

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

A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be
a player's personal signature,
but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team.
- Pat Riley

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

We all have levels of performance.
- Angela Lansbury

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

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

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

The principle element in a performance is risk,
and if you're losing interest then by scaring yourself
to death the audience will feel it and boy it'll wake them up.
- Leo Kottke

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is
in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance
in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.
- Ernest Hemingway

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

The world is crawling with authors touring now.
They're like performance artists.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

Every superior personality, and every superior performance,
has, for the average of mankind, something mysterious.
- Georg Simmel

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

Nobody has milked one performance better than me -
and I'm damned proud of it.
- Bruce Jenner

I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety.
- George Murray

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.
- Dave Heineman

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

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

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.
- Julia Roberts

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

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

One of my side strange abilities is to hear a good song,
no matter how it's being performed.
Even if you get a bad performance, I can still hear
that there's a good song.
- Manfred Mann

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.
- Steven Chu

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

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

My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included,
use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled.
- Bill Rodgers

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

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

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

I started using film as part of live theatre performance -
what used to be called performance art -
and I became intrigued by film.
- Mike Figgis

It was important to have a similar energy in my performance.
To make the character too different would have just
been about my ego because it didn't need to be drastically different.
- Brandon Routh

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

Then certainly for a musician timing becomes something
that is immediately accessible as a concept,
because it's a necessity in ones everyday performance.
- Robert Fripp

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.
- George Thorogood

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.
- Billy Joel

All you owe the public is a good performance.
- Humphrey Bogart

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.
- F. Murray Abraham

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

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

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

One only has to look at the performance of the economy
to understand how it shapes the perspective of America's
youth about military service.
- John M. McHugh

A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.
- Peter Drucker

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.
- William Vickrey

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.
- Barry Bonds

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

To pay out millions upon millions of dollars in bonuses for incomplete work,
poor performance, and unacceptable products is the
height of government waste and mismanagement.
- Jim Gibbons

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

An arts education helps build academic skills and increase academic performance,
while also providing alternative opportunities to reward
the skills of children who learn differently.
- Gavin Newsom

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


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