We’ve collected the best Performance Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Carroll Shelby, Jim Dale, Herb Kelleher, Chris Jericho, Manfred Mann. Use them as an inspiration.
Good acting is consistency of performance.
In 1996 – when, for the fifth year in a row, we had the best record among major airlines for on-time performance and for baggage handling and the fewest complaints for the number of customers carried – we dedicated an airplane to all of our 25,000 people. We put all their names on the outside of the overhead bins.
A live performance is the same no matter what genre it is. Wrestling, rock ‘n roll, hosting, acting – it’s the same thing.
The thing that’s characteristic of my performance is that I literally do drag the whole studio onto the stage.
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.
The candidates before you know that the IFP has set up a system of deployed IFP national and provincial leaders who are not only monitoring the performance of candidates during these elections but will also do so after these elections.
David has asked me, a number of people have asked me and said, What performance do you like best or what’s the best film you’ve made and so on and I don’t really have any hesitation that the film I’m least embarrassed by and ashamed of or uneasy about is Shadowlands.
I definitely loved going on stage, I loved the nervous feeling and the performance and the doing-ness of it. It always felt kind of natural and inevitable and logical.
But I would say maybe just from an actress‘s perspective, probably ‘Woman Under the Influence’ is the best movie of all time. The style of filmmaking and the performances… you don’t feel like you’re watching a film.
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.
There’s nothing like live performance.
If someone really takes a risk, it doesn’t get dismissed. That’s what happened when the Oscar was won posthumously by Heath Ledger, who did one of the definitive villain performances of all time. But it really has to be exceptional in defining everything we previously knew about the actress or the actor.
When you’re recording to analog tape, it captures performance and you can’t necessarily manipulate that in different ways. It is what it is.
The objective is to give high performances for Manchester City today, tomorrow, and in the future.
Politics with me isn’t theater. It’s performance art. Sometimes, for its own sake.
We get to wear a lot of pretty and fancy clothes for our performances and videos, so in my daily life, I like to be really comfortable.
I have some of the old videos of my performances on it.
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.
I can only control my own performance. If I do my best, then I can feel good at the end of the day.
You know. I’ll try anything. I’ll do anything. I’ll explore. Try different takes. All that kind of stuff to do sometimes, to do good performances, but always conducive to having a good time creatively.
I like to set aggressive targets; without them, you will get ordinary performances.
The great thing about women directors is that they’re not only involved in the performances – they can gauge where we all are personally and know how to direct us better because of that.
The voices of moral authority in the theatre demanded only punctuality and physical performance. In the light of continuing pressure and stress, the occasional lip service paid to moderation was meaningless. Starvation and poisoning were not excesses, but measures taken to stay within the norm.
New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it’s a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.
Conductors don’t suffer, they are part of the performance.
My first ever stage performance was in Edinburgh in 1960.
Claude Rains was what we call an actor’s actor. He was very involved with himself and his performance.
I’ve had over a dozen models come in and pose fro me live for these new Cirque pieces. Cirque is a world-wide phenomenon and they are just incredible athletes. I’ve been to all the performances and am really fascinated by all of their productions.
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.
I try to see interviewing as performance art, and just take it as it comes.
I had a great start in television; the first thing I did was an episode of ‘Performance’ called ‘The Entertainer’ with Michael Gambon playing Archie Rice.
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.
I’m on performance enhancing drugs, so I may cause drowsiness.
A performance is only as good as the audience you are playing to. A lot of times you feed off of the audience, and we always try to give them all we’ve got and sometimes you don’t get a lot back, but we’ve never been dead whenever we’ve performed.
Every human being must have boundaries in order to have successful relationships or a successful performance in life.
I think the biggest difficulty from transitioning from professional wrestling to the acting world is generally toning down your performance.
The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.
As a player, that’s not your responsibility to comment and to give your opinion on another player. As a quarterback, I don’t want another quarterback tweeting about my performance or judging me in that way.
Good directing is about getting the performance to be just what’s right for the movie.
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.
Written poetry is different. Best thing is to see it in performance first, then read it. Performance is more provocative.
In business, the idea of measuring what you are doing, picking the measurements that count like customer satisfaction and performance… you thrive on that.
I am thrilled yet overwhelmed. There are so many great women athletes, some incredible performances.
Some directors cast you because they trust you to do the performance – but then they forget to direct you.
My job is to improve the performance of the team game by game.
I’ve seen my performances. I don’t like them.
Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
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.
For me, the whole idea of performance is not being self-aware, and then sort of just experiencing.
What we can control is our performance and our execution, and that’s what we’re going to focus on.
A balanced diet and physical activity are vital to academic performance. A healthy diet has a direct link to increased cognitive function and memory skills, decreased absenteeism from school, and improved mood. These advantages can help students stay focused and complete their coursework.
Performance art is going to be the future. Plays on Broadway are so restricted. But performance art is like haikus, just one line thing. And it’s more casual but more interesting.
Performancism is the mindset that equates our identity and value directly with our performance and accomplishments.
That’s how you get a performance – they put trust in you.
We’ve always had a dark atmosphere to our performances, so it sort of developed along those ways.
I’ve had the healthy and sobering experience of constantly working with music that is invariably better than any performance of it can be.
While I’ve never ‘phoned in’ a performance, I think I have given some performances where I could have been a bit braver.
You create a blueprint of your best performance, and you’re happiest the night you surpass that blueprint. That won’t happen that often, but it will happen. It’s like sculpting: you keep refining. When you have a piece that is yours, that is just you, that becomes obsessive; you think about it all the time.
I accept that responsibility and ask only that I be judged by my performance as its chief executive.
You should be judged on your performances, not how long you’ve been around.
No matter what position you’re in, if you are receiving poor feedback from clients, co-workers, or in performance evaluations, then that’s one of the clearest signs that you’re not cut out for the job, or it’s not right for you.
My parents were really encouraging. But I had to teach them the proper way you respond to an actor after seeing a play – regardless of whether you like their performance you tell them how great they are because they have to go on again the next night.
It is something we have always excelled at and prided ourselves at – the excellences of our stage performance.
Defeat is a wonderful experience if it motivates you to never forget you’re only as good as your last performance.
If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different.
The opportunity to be a part of the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio is a huge milestone in my career, and it will be the biggest performance of my life.
Even if you do a great performance, if you have a weak link in the film, that’s all anyone remembers.
No, we’ve been performing our old songs a little differently each performance.
To me, ‘Educating Rita’ is the most perfect performance I could give of a character who was as far away from me as you could possibly get and of all the films I have ever been in, I think it may be the one I am most proud of.
If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?
At Vienna, one of the audience affirmed publicly that my performance was not surprising, for he had distinctly seen, while I was playing my variations, the devil at my elbow, directing my arm and guiding my bow. My resemblance to the devil was a proof of my origin.
To do well at a new competition, you need a lot of good performances.
I like working with an actor who doesn’t do the oneupmanship. One who has no trick and gives a true, honest performance.
Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
The development of a political-economic framework to explore long-run institutional change occupied me during all of the 1980s and led to the publication of Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance in 1990.
The single most important thing in a child’s performance is the quality of the teacher. Making sure a child spends the maximum amount of time with inspirational teachers is the most important thing.
My acting career began on the streets of New York. When I was a cop, I played many impressive roles, from derelict to a doctor, and my life often depended on my performance.
I think some people ramp a side of themselves up for performance purposes.
Technology has enormous potential to address educational needs more efficiently, help teachers improve their performance, and enrich and individualize student learning.
Pressure is a positive thing and it makes no difference on your performance if it is not there.
That’s a wonderful thing, because one of the primary qualities of a good performance is honesty.
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.
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.
Being in an acting class, you always feel like, you know, you’re insecure, a lot of ways, when the teacher is commenting on your performance.
I really do believe that was what I was put on this planet to do: to give to people and, through my performances, show them another world – in the case of ’24,’ to show them what a politician, black or white, should be. Basically, I wanted to be a service to others.
Once you’re in a musical, there is a huge opportunity for that, singing and dancing, ‘Aha!’ and ‘Tada’ at the end of the numbers; but it’s a different kind of discipline you have to go through to maintain that kind of performance.
I had this totally impossible dream of being an actress. Trust me, just because I’m lucky enough to be doing this doesn’t make any of this less of a pipe dream. And nothing gets my juices flowing like a really great performance. To see someone on stage, I get really excited.
Music is very similar to comedy: It’s all about texture, timing, context, vocabulary, performance. When someone’s onstage doing a solo, essentially it’s the same thing as what a comedian does. They’re in the moment. They’re listening.
You have to be a student of the game to be successful, and it’s promising when you can say that, with a world-record performance, I still have things to improve on!
Every medium has its advantages and weaknesses and there are many things I can put down on paper that I might not be able to put into film or into a stage performance. In each form, one can communicate powerfully in different ways.
A stage play is beautiful only when it is seen as a stage play, just like you cannot get the same effect of a live Bharatanatyam performance in a recording.
That’s what international football is all about – be able to bounce after a bad performance.
There’s no performance where I never have to think about setting up a phrase or making a technical adjustment while I’m performing.
I just want people to focus on the performance.
I used to be very controlling with visuals and editing, and I would pretty much craft the performances; now I have learned to trust the material and the actors.
Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
So I’m one of the few celebrities that got to do a repeat performance on ‘The Simpsons,’ which I’m very flattered by.
Comedians work great as actors because they’re good under pressure. With a lot of actors, you have to make them feel like everything’s going really well to get a good performance out of them. But, if you have a comedian on the set, you can tell them, ‘Hey, you really are screwing this up,’ and then they just get better.
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!’
It really doesn’t matter who I fight. It’s about me putting on a good performance and just looking good overall that night.
For film and games, there is now a fantastic method of actors portraying characters which don’t necessarily look like themselves. And yet you’ve still got the heart and soul of the performance.
My first impression when I made it through was ‘Good, because I’m going to prove to you that I deserve to be here’, because they told me that sometimes I lack confidence in my performance and sometimes I’m not as consistent as they’d like me to be.
The console games, as they come out with this new generation, will have a temporary advantage in price performance, but there are still many things you can do on a PC, more conveniently than you can do on a console machine.
‘Inside’ was the second LP album of a comedian’s performance before an audience.
Maintain ‘baseball cards‘ and/or ‘believability matrixes’ for your people. Imagine if you had baseball cards that showed all the performance stats. You could see what they did well and poorly and call on the right people to play the right positions in a very transparent way.
My metaphor for translation has always been that translation is really a performance art. You take the original and try to perform it, really, in a different medium. Part of that is about interpretation and what you think the author’s voice really is.
The children, each of those kids is in touch with nature and traditional aboriginal culture so a very important part of getting performances from them was just letting them be and trying to capture the unique spirituality that was in each of them.
My take is that acting is acting. A performance is a performance. With performance capture, if you don’t get the performance on the day, you can’t enhance the performance.
My father-in-law saw me at a dance performance. The next day, I got a phone call, and the caller said, ‘I’m Dhirubhai Ambani… may I talk to Nita?’ I said, ‘It’s a wrong number’ and put down the phone. Then he called again… and I said, ‘If you’re Dhirubhai Ambani, then I’m Elizabeth Taylor.’
It was really good working with Paresh Rawal. I was nervous at first because he is such a big star and I love his performances, but the initial nervousness went away once I got to know him. He is a very simple and hardworking man.
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.
The only thing you owe the public is a good performance.
I try not to have actors in mind when I write because the tendency then is to be influenced by either their last performance or your favourite of their performances.
I was very young when ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ came out, but that kind of comedy and the spontaneity of her, I think it really deeply affected me within just the joy of performance.
I hope our fans will be able to make great memories with us through the music and performances we show on stage.
I want to touch the world through my performances on screen but also off screen.
When somebody is making a movie about your life, that’s different. A show is a live performance. Things are going to go wrong. You are going to get away with things. A movie is indelible. A movie is through a microscope.
I do work a lot. I mean, most of my income, I would say, comes from live performances. And then you’ve got publishing, you’ve got record royalties.
Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations.
Our communications services revenue growth is being driven by continued strong top-line performance in data, Internet and international – three of the fastest growing and most profitable areas within communications services.
I think everybody has a moment in their career where you have to test whether it was right or wrong. We’ve all been there. I’ve looked back at performances of my own, where only you know if it is something you want to repeat. As long as you know when it’s not right that you don’t repeat it all the time.
Philosophy is a performance sport – you have to play it with somebody back and forth.
The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it’s so addictive.
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.
Performance art is the ultimate in creativity. Since it has so many possibilities at creativity, it’s essence tends to become creativity.
The next day I was in my school’s production of All My Sons. This was the performance where I realized something was happening between me and the audience that I hadn’t recognized before.
Whenever I did a good performance, my Dad and my uncles, who were rabid movie fans, took me to the movies. There began my underlying love affair with film.
For me, performance is a holy ground. When I perform, I really step into a different state of consciousness.
Even though I don’t feel I need approval, it’s still important to me to give a good performance. I’m hard on myself.
I’m attracted to roles that are unpredictable, and if I can get my hands on something like that, I’m thrilled. I like performances where you don’t know what’s coming, moment to moment.
Very often, you can go into one game and do really well, and then you have to find that level of performance so quickly again.
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.
I didn’t develop or build synths. I had my technicians modify them for my live stage performances.
Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done.
I was really beating myself up about performances and how I looked and this and that.
What is beautiful enchants me. I mean not just physical beauty but a wider concept of beauty. There is beauty in poetry and in great musical or singing performances. There is beauty everywhere if you can just see it.
The mall tour was right off of my second record, before it came out. It was very different. I did an acoustic performance every day in a different mall! One interesting thing I remember is playing ‘My Happy Ending‘ a lot, and that song was so new that I remember getting emotional.
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.
It doesn’t do to eat too much before a performance.
Helping set the day’s agenda and deciding what we used and editing it, that was a journalistic high point. I liked reporting as well. Just doing the news – the live performance – wasn’t important. Working on the desk was.
There are so many great actors, but I really have a lot of respect for Johnny Depp. I’ve seen a lot of movies with him in it and, even if it’s a film that wasn’t as successful as you thought it would be, I’ve never seen him put in a bad performance. My favorite actors from history have to be Steve McQueen and James Dean.
The energy of college football rivals that of a live performance for me. I am an extremely analytical guy and predicting these games is right up my alley, especially with a little luck thrown in. It is even more fun when I am winning and I have to say, I have fared quite well in my predictions.
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.
Those differences are what color the performance, but in the movies you don’t get a chance to rehearse.
If interviewers are prejudiced against women or Hispanics, for example, a face-to-face interview will predictably result in discrimination. Reliance on tests, or on actual or past performance, can promote equality.
When you are scoring runs, you automatically become a good leader because you are armed with so much confidence. If you struggle with your performance, then it becomes very difficult for a leader to perform his role.
I have learned from my experiences in this industry that there is absolutely no way to control people’s opinions on your performance in your movie. You go out there, promote your film and hope people like the work you did.
The joy of doing well as a batsman for your country is much more than that little joy of going for a party and enjoying music. It is a completely different high, and I get high by performances. That’s what I enjoy now.
There are some people, by the way, that associate a certain amount of visualization with the performance of music. Those are people that really are not centrally concerned only with music, the traditional things.
People tend to remember my performances, not me.
Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.
I like the detail work of telling a story in small pieces, as is done in movie-making, and also the long leap of faith needed to see a theatre performance through each night. Both require focus and self-discipline.
So much depends on the performance, and here you are also tied up in the emotion the game evokes.
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.
So many horses get stage fright when they enter the arena, and that’s it – the performance is over.
The better the actor I am acting with, the better my performance gets.
America doesn’t reward people of my age, either in day-to-day life or for their performances.
I always give weightage to performance more than the length of my character. That has always been my criteria for signing a film.
I didn’t really have an act per se – a theatrical performance, as opposed to just: here I am, folks, and you’re all supposed to be dead quiet while I sing eight or nine songs, then get off the stage.
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.
There’s something distinct and interesting about a live performance. There’s this weird immediacy that’s, for me, really invigorating, and it just feels really rewarding.
I always believe that every one of us is working hard not only for our own performance but also to give something significant back to the societies we live in.
EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy rule (ACE), would restore the states’ proper role under the Clean Air Act and our system of federalism. Our plan would allow states to establish standards of performance that meet EPA emissions guidelines.
Most corporations have human-resources processes that involve discussions with your manager, performance evaluations, calibrations for performance and potential succession planning.
It is important to let every employee know where he or she stands throughout his or her time in your business; I would suggest every quarter of the fiscal year. By being honest and open with each team member and their performance, you create value in their efforts.
A great physique and a good performance make for a delicious combination.
Down on the ground, we seem to do anything but make lengthy, robust monologues. We can communicate in an instant almost anywhere. Gone is the slow old letter – itself a monologue, a sort of considered performance of best self – and in its place is the e-mail, the text, the SMS, the tweet.
I had a really great performance with Steven Tyler in the movie ‘Be Cool.’ I performed ‘Cryin’,’ so we recorded the song beforehand. But I didn’t get to meet him until I hit the stage with him, and we had a live performance with 30,000 people in the audience, and that was for the movie.
Performances are always more interesting to me when something is at stake.
On my best days, such as when I was a junior in high school coming off a 42-point performance and near triple-double, my dad was there to tell me I haven’t arrived yet and bring me back to reality.
You should not be defined by one bad performance.
That’s what really makes great skating competitions. When you have two top skaters in good form giving superb performances.
When you’re shooting a network television show it inevitably starts airing a few episodes in, and depending on the ratings and the response from the public, you find yourself tweaking your performance or the scripts go in a different direction.
The performance of Carnatic music is multi-dimensional and layered. A performance is at once an artiste‘s cathartic process of personal exploration and an open energy exchange with the audience: a release and a conversation.
There are a lot of things that make up a performance, a lot of technical things. It isn’t always just about pulling it up from the darkest recesses of your mind or your heart. It’s your experience and your observation.
The fact that I like to make characters doesn’t mean that I like to watch my characters being made, my performance.
I see a lot of similarity between Bengali and Malayalam films regarding the basic emotions, the craftsmanship, art and performance. I also feel both the industries are very true to their art and culture.
Of course, there is no substitute for live performances.
Truly what the Emmys are about are the machine behind them, and Oscars are the same way, where if you have a big enough machine behind you, you get nominated, because truly how many of the best performances actually win… not many.
Robin Williams understands sonic performances. He understands what it’s like to change your voice up.
I think that what ‘Oz’ did is it spawned a great generation of television production. But people know its place in television and just in great dramas. It’s the foundation of my career. Most producers, show runners, directors, and casting directors put me in movies based on my performance in that show.
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.
If I produce it, I will stage it as a performance. A small audience will be invited; rehearsals of the sections will be done in the mornings, and those sections will be recorded in the afternoons.
The Parent Trap wouldn’t have been as special without the remarkable performances by Hayley Mills.
When you’re on tour, you really don’t get to hang out with and spend the holidays with your family and friends. And there isn’t usually much of a break in between performance dates.
When you have a live performance, you’re going to be pitchy here and there, unless you have perfect pitch.
When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity, and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing performance and self devotion, we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features, by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity.
My performance at Rio gave me closure. I did my best and could not have done any more.
My favourite performances are by actresses like Bette Davis in ‘All About Eve’ or Gena Rowlands in pretty much anything – performances that have nothing to do with age.
I’m kind of big on performance in general. I like the sort of entertainment where you can go in and be fully immersed in it.
The Emmy should be an ensemble award, too. I kept howling at everyone else‘s performances.
You worry just as much about great performance as you do about underperformance.
I love doing theater so much – being in front of an audience and seeing how a character grows and develops with every performance.
I still believe that ‘No Smoking‘ is one of my best performances.
I’ve auditioned for roles that involved voice, but I don’t like it. I feel like, I can’t do this in front of you. It seems so separate – I don’t share it with a lot of people. And I’m not into public performances.
The more work you put in, and the more you constantly and consistently give good performances against good opponents and constantly exceed people’s expectations, the more you really endear yourself to the crowd. That’s how your career takes off – it’s just consistency and time.
Given Mr. Obama’s lack of experience as an executive, and his past performance in crises such as the oil spill, it is reasonable for those of us who support the effort in Afghanistan to worry that he will not be up to the job.
I felt more comfortable playing other people than being myself, when I was a kid. And then, the tables turned. Through my performances, I’ve become more comfortable with who I am, and then I just bring more of myself into the people that I play.
Performance capture is a tool that young actors will need in the next 10, 20 years. It’s on the increase, as you say. It’s not going away.
I have fond memories of our concert performances.
I wasn’t happy with my performance at the World Championships in Daegu. I had an unbelievable race in the heats, but misjudged the semi and finished last.
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.
If all of us would require the same level of performance from ourselves as we expect from government, this city will forever be the city that works.
When you get a full night’s sleep, which can vary from 7 to 9 hours for different individuals, it’s been proven that all aspects of performance increase.
Every performance is different. That’s the beauty of it.
Performing is just standing up there and doing something. Performance takes on an edge to it. It has a more dramatic context.
I used to be a drummer in a band, and I really loved playing the drums, so I look forward to the right opportunity to do that at some point. Maybe even on TV. Every single live performance I’m doing on TV, I want it to be different and unique.
Yes, I believe stories are very important to all performances. The life story of the performer shapes their work, and the life stories of the audience alter how they receive the work, what they read into the performer.
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.
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.
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!
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.
You’ll never see a good performance out of me, in terms of a character, when the camera isn’t rolling.
Restoration I did because I really loved e novel and I like Michael Hoffman, who directed it, but it wasn’t a really challenging part for me. I’m not critical of the film: I just don’t think I gave a very interesting performance.
I was always very dramatic – my family would probably use the word ‘dramatic’ – as a child; always putting on performances, making everyone come watch, and pay to watch. I was very business-savvy as a child.
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.
I went to a performance of ‘The Crucible‘ at the Guthrie when I was a sophomore in high school, and I knew right away that that’s what I wanted to do.
The teacher of history’s work should be, ideally, not simply a description of past cultures, but a performance of the culture in which we live and are increasingly taking our being.
I want a performance style that’s more cerebral and emotional than physical. I want to be a creative artist, not a whirling dervish.
The stage is my first love. It gives me immense self-satisfaction, a sort of power because a stage actor carries the audience along; it’s a live performance; spontaneity is its soul.
I’m actually from Mt. Kisco, New York, which is in Westchester County, and when I auditioned for ‘Dukes,’ I told them I was from Snailville, Georgia, which doesn’t exist, and I’d just graduated first in my class from the Georgia School of High Performance Driving, which also doesn’t exist. But they bought it.
Imagine spending seven years at MIT and research laboratories, only to find out that you’re a performance artist.
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.
I always want to do things that are different. I don’t want to be doing the same thing, the same performance constantly, and it feels like most people tell you that they are the same. However different you feel might approach them.
Performance in any sport can never be broken down into black and white. There’s a lot of grey in the nature of sport.
I think it hurt my performance because I stopped being me. That won’t ever happen again.
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.
My hair‘s a pain in live performance. I’m always inhaling it: I almost choked to death a couple of times.
I have directed good actors and have gone through the process which is more detailed in theater in a way. You have to get people to stay for two or three hours in a performance. They need more talk and rehearsal than in films.
After I did Untamed Heart I wanted to do a film that was outrageous. I really wanted to do, you know, a performance. I don’t want to allow my image to rule the choices that I make.
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.
Every film that comes out that incorporates CGI or performance capture is a little bit ahead of the last film that came out. You’re on the cutting edge for a certain amount of time, and then the new technology comes out.
The whole kiss-and-tell thing is a negative approach that often happens in a World Cup. We will see negative stories about the players and it can affect their confidence and the overall performance of the national team on the pitch, let alone the bid to actually stage the competition.
Organic food is the best for you, and I’m eating the best, a lot of fresh vegetables. I also keep myself hydrated. It’s all made a big difference to my performance in the gym.
I also think something that makes the whole live performance fun for me is that I love my music.
I’ve always thought if you watch the performance and you don’t know about the person, then you only see the performance.
I came back to Philips and quickly realised that the TV business had a major performance issue and some structural challenges. Rather than try to tweak it and sit things out, we said we had to go for a structural solution.
It is strange how your understanding of a play changes. It normally happens after a performance and you suddenly think, ‘So that’s what that line really means’ – it’s like a light going on.
A lot of players think the game is all about individual performances when it’s really all about a team game.
No one tells you what to do if you completely flop at the beginning of a performance.
As I came to New York, it was for me a new beginning. To discover what people are living here. What do they need, what do they expect, what would they like to be the image and the performance of the New York Philharmonic?
A religious approach to marriage is the idea that if we work hard enough at something, we can earn the acceptance, approval, and life we think we deserve because of our obedient performance.
From the business point of view – not to overstate it – intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process. Long live service; long live performance.
I really appreciate that: to walk into an environment where everyone is serious and dedicated to creating the best performance possible and challenging themselves to figure out the most interesting way to approach the work.
I love every aspect of live performance and putting our shows together and approaching it from the standpoint of, ‘What would we want to see if we were a fan sitting in the audience?’
Yesterday morning I amused myself with an exercise of a talent I once possessed, but have so neglected that my performance might almost be called an experiment. I cut out a dress for one of the women.
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.
Making a record? You’ve got to have the song, then you create a record. I think it’s the same with a live performance. If the material is strong, you’re already 90% there. I always tell young people it’s all about the music, the songs. Work on the songs, work on the songs, work on the songs.
There have been moments when I was physically strained, but I have overcome the hardships by staging performances and receiving support from our members and fans.
Ethanol is a premier, high performance fuel. It has tremendous environmental benefits and is a key component to energy independence for our country.
For me, the performance was always playing different people. And so when I got older, was no longer the romantic leading movie star, it became more and more interesting for me, the characters I played, you know?
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.
There’s a tendency for the yen to strengthen because it’s rated highly, but I don’t think that accurately reflects Japan‘s economic performance.
A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.
I’ve mainly been in dramas, so this is one of my first comedy kind of performances in Cecil B. Demented.
What I really like seeing from the stage is people having their own moments, when people are doing some performance of their own.
There’s something about the rawness of the live thing, there’s no rhythm guitars behind the solo, nothing other than what you hear the people playing at that moment. It’s exciting, it’s about the performance.
When you go out onto the stage, all the preparation has to be forced into your subconscious. For the moment of the performance, we all have to return to a new level of unconsciousness. All the reflection and all the doubts have to be laid aside before you start.
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.
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.
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.
I am the poet of the high wire – I never do stunts; I do theatrical performances.
I don’t think I need to stand on a podium and say what kind of performance I’ve given in ‘Yatra’ or any other film.
I think the people that need to see my talent are seeing it, people who understand F1 well are valuing my performance.
I never missed a birthday. I never missed a school play. We carpooled. And the greatest compliment I can ever get is not about my career or performance or anything; it’s when people say, ‘You know, your girls are great.’ That’s the real thing for me.
I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying to be as truthful as possible with performances.
I’m not a photographer, so I didn’t get into F-stops or ND filters or background, foreground, cross-light, all that stuff. But I was interested in the camera and the lenses. That’s the world that I’m moving in, in terms of acting and giving a performance.
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.
I don’t judge my performance on how many assists I have or how many points I have.
Giving a good performance, giving it all is what it’s all about. I love to perform.
I just produced Criminal, this remake of Nine Queens, and one of the things that appealed to me about Nine Queens is that it was a performance piece, and that’s the most fun.
The best voice actors all have a live performance background. And are competent, fearless, incredibly creative actors.
The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.
I’ve done scenes in films that I felt like the performance was better in certain takes, but they couldn’t use them because it didn’t match what the person was doing when they came around and the camera was on them.
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.
Personality is essential. It is in every work of art. When someone walks on stage for a performance and has charisma, everyone is convinced that he has personality. I find that charisma is merely a form of showmanship. Movie stars usually have it. A politician has to have it.
I knew credibility would come only in time and through earnest performances.
I remember when I was a dancer and I had to do this performance and I was really nervous about it, and I happened at that moment to go see ‘Flashdance.’ I mean, it’s silly, but I walked out of that movie going ‘what a feeling!’ I walked out with confidence.
Each performance and each film is what it is. It’s right and belongs within that moment. You look at it and try to make it fit your particular part of your character and your particular film.
I don’t claim to be a great vocalist, but I know how to work my voice with its limitations. My talent is I know how to work what I have. It might not always be a picture-perfect performance, but what we look for is the emotion.
Let me create great music, go in the studio, and possibly become a memory and a time stamp in people’s lives – and just give the best performances, because I know that’s all that really matters.
I can never focus on a film because I’m conscious of my performance.
‘Funny People’ is my favorite performance of myself to date. Even though it’s a comedy and there are serious moments, I really felt like Leo felt like a real person. It didn’t feel like I was playing myself. Whether it’s a comedy or drama, I just try to make it as realistic as possible.
Every superior personality, and every superior performance, has, for the average of mankind, something mysterious.
Obviously, my life and my job in 2010 is very different from Peggy’s experience in the 1960s. I exist in a world that enjoys more equality between men and women. But I don’t take any of that into my performance. I just want to play the character as who she is as an individual – scene to scene.
Negative feedback effected amplifier performance significantly.
The two things I always have to fight for are rest and food… I’m just grateful that I have the energy by the end of the day to do a performance.
I make films from the heart. I want to concentrate on the job of doing great and honest performances, and I’m gonna get better with every performance of mine, with every film of mine.
There is nothing like a live performance. You can look at things on television, and you can look at things on YouTube, but when you get in a room full of people and you say one joke, and everyone’s laughing at the same thing, it’s a really great experience.
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.
So that ends my first experience of matrimony, which I always thought a highly over-rated performance.
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?
The same things we’ve done the past couple of seasons. We’ve worked on the engine and clutch. We’ll try and pick up the performance and consistency of the car and go back out there.
I hated the whole idea of being an actress. I used to throw up before every performance and cry afterward.
Debra Winger doesn’t let anything interfere with her performance, which is the way it should be.
I began by listening to my mother’s collection of Amelita Galli-Curci and Lily Pons records, and then was taken (at age eight) to hear Pons at a Met performance of Lakme. It was at that moment that I decided to become an opera star. Not just an opera singer, but an opera star!
There was a three hour differential in performances because the sponsor insisted it be done live for California. You would go on at 8 pm in New York but you would also have to go on at 8 p.m. in California. That meant coming back in to do the show at 11 p.m.
Secular artists see themselves with performance; they are more self involved, presentational.
Nobody has milked one performance better than me – and I’m damned proud of it.
I’d never played a cop before, and this particular role with what she is going thru, especially during the first season, covering her alcoholism to her on the job performance, was a great opportunity for me as an actress.
I can’t say this enough – the food that you put into your bodies can actually help you get better grades. And it can also affect your performance in sports and other activities too. You see, when you give your body the best possible fuel, you have more energy, you’re stronger, you think more quickly.
Many people think of me as a perfectionist, someone who polishes and shines each song and performance. I’ve always been bothered by that assumption.
Jackie considered his resurrection, the world’s best return performance.
When a director narrates a character, I find it normal to ask questions about the character’s background, mood swings, eccentricities, behaviour… I do this to make my performance relatable. Directors who don’t know their characters well find it difficult to answer these questions and, hence, find me annoying.
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.
Any actor can be glamorous, but not everybody can be a performer. That’s why I’m focusing more on the performance side. I feel that’s what even people want from me.
I love, love, love live performance. It’s like walking a tightrope without the net. You better be on point; you better be balanced. You better have rehearsed it and seen it from every vantage so you can do what you do best. I do love film because it’s up front in your face, and hopefully you’ve got a great editor.
Data is going to be dynamic… and, combined with the performance of computing that allows for artificial intelligence to be applied, is going to bring all kinds of insights and additives to enhance everyday life.