Performance Quotes

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

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 Orville Douglas

The audience is fifty percent of the performance

Shirley Booth

Actors should be overheard, not listened to, and the audience is 50 percent of the performance.

Shirley Booth

Clearly, the pleasures wines afford are transitory, but so are those of the ballet or of a musical performance. Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living.

Napoleon

Written poetry is different. Best thing is to see it in performance first, then read it. Performance is more provocative.

Adrian Mitchell

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

Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.

Donald Rumsfeld

Flesh-eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to moral feeling--killing.

Count Leo Tolstoy

Strength and conditioning are the keys to good performance and longevity in gymnastics.

Suzanne Yoculan

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the "naturals," the ones who somehow know how to teach.

Peter F. Drucker

Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But this is certainly not the case

Bobby Jones

Politics is not a matter of ruling over the people or of exercising power. Politics is performance of service to people, contributing to the welfare of the people.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

I deeply, and widely, believe that performance is a very personal affair, and that one must pursue ones own sense of integrity and remain a little detached from advice and precedent offered by tradition.

Derren Victor Brown

Few things make me more livid than insulting bad theatre of any sort. Conversely, perfectly realised and exquisitely elegant performance can move me deeply and reduce me to sobbing like a big girl.

Derren Victor Brown

Magic means nothing. It has the potential to connect us to something wonderful, as does any performance, but it is not wonderful in itself, for it is inseparable from the particular performance in which it is experienced. A magician who is too fast, too slow, mumbles, shouts, smells, is unlikeable or incomprehensible will unavoidably taint his magic with his personal failings.

Derren Victor Brown

He had made one mistake in an otherwise flawless performance: he hadn't told me his name. Have you ever exchanged three words with an American without being told his name?

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

On the day Kazan showed me the completed picture I was so depressed by my performance that I got up and left the screening room.

Marlon Brando

I like to be against the odds. I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top. With me, it's just the satisfaction of the game. Just performance

Barry Bonds

score, and the print the performance

Ansel Adams

When we came to do the take, I did it my way. I played it with all the emotional abandon I possessed and loved every second of my performance.

Loretta Young

There is more offensive act of theatrical rudeness than coming late to a performance.

Maurice Zolotow

Flesh eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act, which is contrary to moral feeling: killing. By killing, man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity, that of sympathy and pity towards living creatures like himself and by violating his own feelings becomes cruel. -- Flesh eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act, which is contrary to moral feeling: killing. By killing, man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity, that of sympathy and pity towards living creatures like himself and by violating his own feelings becomes cruel.

Leo Tolstoy

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union - the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions.

B.K.S. Iyengar

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