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Positive Quotes about Performance

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

Related topics: Music

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

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor.
- Alan Bates

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

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

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

When I was on the ice, in the lights,
with the music and the motion, there was a certain
kind of flirtation that gave great energy and expressiveness to my performance.
- Peggy Fleming

Reading should be a repeat performance.
- John Barton

I am always more interested in performance and character depiction,
and my direction says as much.
- Lasse Hallstrom

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

The performance of a lifetime is the perfect thing
to be doing at this age because I can use the age.
- Fritz Weaver

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

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

But now in this day and age, people are more prone
to go out to try new things to enhance their performance on the field -
to enhance their physical appearance.
- Bo Jackson

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

I think the lawyers are such incredible actors.
Can you imagine the performance they have to do every day?
- Monica Bellucci

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

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

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

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

Look at Walter Huston in The Devil and Daniel Webster:
It's an incredible performance.
- Taylor Hackford

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

The negative is comparable to the composer's score
and the print to its performance.
Each performance differs in subtle ways.
- Ansel Adams

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

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

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

It's always been performance art, but now it's on a different level.
- Mark Roberts

Performance art is about joy, about making something
that's so full of kind of a wild joy that you really can't put into words.
- Laurie Anderson

The obsession with performance left no room for the
development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of
space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself.
- Arthur Erickson

Secular artists see themselves with performance;
they are more self involved,
presentational.
- Boris Kodjoe

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

A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance.
- Tom Flores

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

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

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

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

In the theater, you go from point A to point Z,
building your performance as the evening progresses.
You have to relinquish that control on a film.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

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

Good directing is about getting the performance to
be just what's right for the movie.
- Roland Joffe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Large increases in cost with questionable increases
in performance can be tolerated only in race horses and women.
- Lord Kelvin

Good acting is consistency of performance.
- Jim Dale

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

When you're buying real growth and want real performance,
you buy excellent management and good products and
you diversify across industry sectors.
- Robert Morse

I wanted to make a classical piece that was actually designed to be a CD,
not designed for performance.
- Anne Dudley

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

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

If you give it good concentration, good energy,
good heart and good performance, the song will play you.
- Levon Helm

I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance.
I've never believed my critics or my worshippers,
and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
- Charles Barkley

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


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