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Inspirational Quotes about Performance

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

Related topics: Music

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

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

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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 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

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


 

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

Before every performance, I think I am about to keel over.
- Brenda Blethyn

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

An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
- Red Auerbach

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

So that ends my first experience of matrimony,
which I always thought a highly over-rated performance.
- Isadora Duncan

What kind of morons do you have working at newspapers
in Austin that would base an entire review of an artist's
performance on whether or not they had a good seat?
- Al Yankovic

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

We always had chocolates and my mother was careful
to make sure they were unwrapped in advance so the
paper wouldn't rustle in the middle of a performance.
- Penelope Keith

In business, words are words; explanations are explanations,
promises are promises, but only performance is reality.
- Harold S. Geneen

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

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

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

Offspring, the due performance on religious rites,
faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly
bliss for the ancestors and oneself,
depend on one's wife alone.
- Guru Nanak

One's performance is often heightened by the brilliance
and generosity of other actors.
- Cyril Cusack

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

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

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

I hated the whole idea of being an actress.
I used to throw up before every performance and cry afterward.
- Judy Holliday

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a
certain moral character in his fellow citizens,
namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
- Aristotle

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

We were doing performance art as far back as 1965,
just not calling it that.
- Joseph Jarman

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

That's a wonderful thing, because one of the primary
qualities of a good performance is honesty.
- Roberta Flack

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

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

A screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that
millions will see his performance at one time,
where only hundreds will see it on the stage.
- Bela Lugosi

Unless an entire row of people got up in the middle
of a performance and left the theater in disgust,
I felt as though I hadn't done my job.
- Jeremy Piven

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
- Mae West

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

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

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

Some directors cast you because they trust you to do the performance -
but then they forget to direct you.
- Samantha Morton

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

When a performance isn't working, it's usually because
the actor is trying to do something and they're not
able to express their idea very well.
It's a muddled expression.
- Casey Affleck

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

If I had a bad performance in a particular leotard,
I threw it in the trash.
- Mary Lou Retton

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

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

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

And one of our points of continuing conversation with
our trading partners is the urgency of their taking
steps to remove barriers to their improved growth performance.
- John W. Snow

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

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

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

It's about getting a more democratic Wales for the
purpose of improving our economic performance,
for improving the delivery of health care,
for raising educational standards.
- Ron Davies

I'm much more energetic now; you might say live performance is my mission.
- John Fogerty

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

Nutrition is also a valuable component that can help
athletes both protect themselves and improve performance.
- Bill Toomey

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

You go for the quality of the performance,
not the longevity of it.
- Don King

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

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

The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion,
is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do
contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.
- Sydney Smith

Past performance speaks a tremendous amount about one's
ability and likelihood for success.
- Mark Spitz

I just try to touch people's hearts in a way through skating,
so they're not just witnessing a performance,
they're feeling a performance and they're a part of it.
- Scott Hamilton

In 1949 there was a new thing called Television,
to which my agency and advisers opposed as a performance medium.
- Loretta Young

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

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

The eating of burning brimstone is an entirely fake performance.
- Harry Houdini

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

When a pianist sits down and does a virtuoso performance
he is in a technical sense transmitting more information
to a machine than any other human activity involving machinery allows.
- Robert Moog

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

What we've seen this season is that if something that
will enhance performance is available,
some players will indulge...
unless the penalty is an absolute deterrent.
- Michael Wilbon

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


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