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Performance Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Performance are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

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

It is an immutable law in business that words are words,
explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but
only performance is reality.
- Harold S. Geneen

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


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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Larry Dixon

I think movies are a director's medium in the end.
Theater is the actor's medium.
Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding.
I believe in great live performance.
- Sam Mendes

Your performance gets you promoted.
It doesn't matter if you're brown, back or white.
- Geraldo Rivera

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

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

Good performance is about the capacity to focus and concentrate.
- Betty Buckley

Good acting is consistency of performance.
- Jim Dale

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

Nobody can give a good performance unless the authors
and composers have written a good part,
a fact which is often overlooked.
- Judy Holliday

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

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

We need improvement in the style of performance.
There is no more advantage in a musician who plays
and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm.
- Franz Liszt

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

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

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

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

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

I like working with an actor who doesn't do the oneupmanship.
One who has no trick and gives a true,
honest performance.
- Erik Estrada

Negative feedback effected amplifier performance significantly.
- Harold Stephen Black

A performance art piece is unprecedented.
It is difficult to censor since it has a good possibility
of never being done before.
- Jack Bowman

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

I'm on performance enhancing drugs, so I may cause drowsiness.
- Jay London

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

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

I had a flair for comedy and could give a sustained performance.
- Jessie Matthews

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

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

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

My best kiss was on stage.
Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child gave me a really
nice soft kiss on my lips during a performance on my birthday.
It was amazing.
- Chris Brown

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

What comprises good performance? The ability through
singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the
true content and affect of a composition.
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

For me, making the show work was getting belly laughs -
like most variety artists.
But the straight actor believes you fix your performance
in rehearsal and that's it.
- Ron Moody

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Michelle Pfeiffer

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

The Dark Side of the Moon has flash -
the true flash that comes from the excellence of a superb performance.
- Alan Parsons

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

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

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

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

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

I owe the public a good performance,
the best I can give.
We really bust our chops on 'CHiPs' but when I go home and get a weekend off,
I want to spend it quietly, with my lady.
- Larry Wilcox

A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over,
even in victory, to see what might be done to improve
the performance the next time.
- Frank Shorter

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 accept that responsibility and ask only that I be
judged by my performance as its chief executive.
- Jane Byrne

I consider that my best performance ever was as Peer Gynt.
- Leo McKern

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

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

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

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

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

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

Giving a good performance, giving it all is what it's all about.
I love to perform.
- Henry Rollins

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


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