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Performer Quotes

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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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think Madonna is a wonderful performer.
- Patti LuPone

I'm a total performer.
- Aaliyah

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

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

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

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

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

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, comedian, entertainer,
writer and director.
- William Shatner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Broadway has changed tremendously from the early days
when the shows were referred to as musical comedies.
Musical Theater is now a more expanded art form.
Back then, singer/actors were not the norm.
From the 60's to now, it is necessary to do it all
to be a consummate Broadway performer.
- Betty Buckley

If I belong to a tradition, it is a tradition that
makes the masterpiece tell the performer what to do,
and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like,
or the composer what he ought to have composed.
- Alfred Brendel


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