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1. "Being performers, that's what we do: We put on shows and want people to watch."
Author: Adrian Grenier
2. "I'm 90% performer, 10% musician. I've always said that Gossip are a band I would go see, not a band I would listen to."
Author: Beth Ditto
3. "I was always obsessed with other performers doing their thing, and Britney 'Live in Las Vegas' from 2001 is my absolute favorite tour DVD of all time."
Author: Betty Who
4. "Although I'm predominantly known for game-shows, I do prefer to be known as a performer."
Author: Bruce Forsyth
5. "Fans are what make a performer and I've always taken them seriously."
Author: Charley Pride
6. "We were like two performers in a play, but we were divided, we were not acting with one another. We had to endure it alone, we had to put up this show, this miserable, sham performance for the sake of all these people I did not know and did not want to see again."
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
7. "I'm not like a performer type."
Author: Dave Attell
8. "When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained."
Author: Edward R. Murrow
9. "All the persons of faith I know are sinners, doubters, uneven performers. We are secure not because we are sure of ourselves but because we trust that God is sure of us."
Author: Eugene H. Peterson
10. "I love Nelly. He's such a great performer. He's so hyper and so am I."
Author: Fergie
11. "In a male-dominated world, Reich suggested, there was an "economic interest" in the continued role of women as "the provider of children for the state" and the performer of household chores without pay."
Author: Gay Talese
12. "I believe a great performer is someone who sounds just as great live as they do in the studio and vice versa. They should know how to work the stage."
Author: Haley Reinhart
13. "No performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron unless he has a good set of teeth."
Author: Harry Houdini
14. "What all my years in improvisation taught is that - if you're going to grow as a performer - you have to try some new things. You've got to be willing to take a few risks."
Author: Jack McBrayer
15. "Canadians send us great hockey players. You also send us wonderful performers, from the beginning, with Mary Pickford."
Author: Jamie Farr
16. "Performers are so vulnerable. They're frightened of humiliation, sure their work will be crap. I try to make an environment where it's warm, where it's OK to fail - a kind of home, I suppose."
Author: Jane Campion
17. "Musicians, like golfers, have to put their minds in the right place – trusting, confident, enjoying the pressure, being in present. And so forth. Otherwise, no amount of practice or "Time management" will make them better. The same is true in all professions: if you're stuck in the Training Mindset, evaluating yourself, or thinking in the past or future, you will not perform up to your potential. You will waste a lot of time, be an inefficient performer, and likely assume you need to manage your time better. In reality you need to manage your thinking better."
Author: John Eliot
18. "It's an immensely competitive business, and I can tell you the older you get, the parts are fewer, and the people who are proven performers are greater."
Author: John Hurt
19. "I think the most challenging part of being a performer is just making sure that people know that when you get up there every night, it's unique and that you care."
Author: Kate Voegele
20. "I did feel from day one that I was a born performer."
Author: Kathie Lee Gifford
21. "The point of my job is to entertain and make it look easy, so I guess it's the parts you don't often see which make me feel proud. All the behind the scenes work, the fears and insecurities I have to face and overcome to improve myself as a person and performer, all of the people who believe in me and encourage me."
Author: Kylie Minogue
22. "I actually enjoy Britney Spears. Not as a singer but as a performer. I just enjoy watching her. I think, 'You are so brave.'"
Author: Laura Benanti
23. "I was 17 when I auditioned for 'Miss Saigon.' I really grew up doing that show. I pretty much knew, almost a year into 'Miss Saigon,' that I was going to be a performer, that I was going to be singing and acting."
Author: Lea Salonga
24. "I've got a very behind-the-scenes personality. I don't know how I became a performer. I like to stay discreet, out of the public eye, very low-key."
Author: Leon Redbone
25. "The role of an orchestra in the 21st century isn't just playing, it's about developing future audiences and performers."
Author: Leonard Slatkin
26. "The constant fear of a performer is to become what is reflected back at you."
Author: Linda Ronstadt
27. "Am I a frustrated performer? My wife would say I am! I guess there has to be something of the performer in you if you build a global business."
Author: Lloyd Dorfman
28. "For me, the most effective cabaret evenings have been some of the most personal ones, where the performer is comfortable enough to simply be themselves."
Author: Malcolm Gets
29. "The fitness builds the foundation for me as an actor to have clarity. Fitness has always been the base of where I start off as a performer."
Author: Manu Bennett
30. "I think that standup has always been an acquired taste and there was always only a handful of performers that were really inspired."
Author: Marc Maron
31. "Formerly, in my attempts to isolate this talent, I deducted, so to speak, from what I heard, the part itself, a part, the common property of all the actresses who appeared as Phèdre, which I myself had studied beforehand so that I might be capable of subtracting it, of gleaming as a residuum Mme Berma's talent alone. But this talent which I sought to discover outside the part itself was indissolubly one with it. So with a great musician (it appears that this was the case with Vinteuil when he played the piano), his playing is that of so fine a pianist that one is no longer aware that the performer is a pianist at all, because his playing has become so transparent, so imbued with what he is interpreting, that one no longer sees the performer himself — he is simply a window opening upon a great work of art."
Author: Marcel Proust
32. "I can't think of a performer who is better on television than in person."
Author: Mark Russell
33. "My parents inspire me every day. They are both incredible people that I love and look up to every day. Industry wise, I love what Justin Timberlake has done with his career. He's truly an idol to me, not only as a performer, but as a person as well."
Author: Max Schneider
34. "Conductors are performers."
Author: Michael Tilson Thomas
35. "You put yourself on the line as a performer, and when people reject you, it's a personal rejection."
Author: Morgan Brittany
36. "They've pursued their own agendas, and they've done what they've wanted to do and not pursued traditional careers in the music industry. They've followed their own instincts, and they are in many ways maverick performers."
Author: Neil Tennant
37. "Prince is the ultimate performer. Prince is that dude that's going to get on stage by himself, if he need to, but hold you in the palm of his hand. Like, you can't take your eyes off the man when he's on stage, and he could just be sitting there playing his guitar."
Author: Ne Yo
38. "Although he had certain talents as a musician and a composer, he lacked the charisma or showmanship or whatever it was that made a performer stand out"
Author: Nicholas Sparks
39. "I think it's an essential fact for any performer or artist to fail as poignantly as they can succeed."
Author: Nick Cave
40. "I grew up singing since the age of three. Vocally trained since the age of eight. Fascinated by Mary Poppins and all those musical movies and really knew that I wanted to be a performer."
Author: Nikki Blonsky
41. "It's physically very, very, very trying to be onstage as a performer, not unlike an athlete, for thirty years."
Author: Nikki Sixx
42. "A well-rounded performer will listen to all kinds of music. I like classical, Middle Eastern, and rock a lot."
Author: Patti LuPone
43. "I was the highest-paid street performer, probably, in the history of Chicago. I was making like $800 a day."
Author: R. Kelly
44. "A lot of athletes have star quality, but they just can't perform in front of a camera. So no matter how good-looking you are, no matter what kind of presence you have, you still have to be able to be a convincing performer to become a star."
Author: Richard D. Zanuck
45. "What the translator - myself in particular - does is not comparable to what the Homeric performer was doing."
Author: Robert Fitzgerald
46. "To put what you see on paper is the same as funneling what you feel through yourself as a performer."
Author: Rod Taylor
47. "Feeling emotionally connected to a song, and accumulating every bit of the moment's energy to sing out to the audience is what I believe makes a great performer."
Author: Thia Megia
48. "I wasn't really a performer by temperament."
Author: Tom Lehrer
49. "First you have to spread on the rust performer, then you add a coat of protective enamel, and then you spray on the satin finish so you look good."
Author: Vinny Testaverde
50. "My parents sent me to a dance class, so it was a road chosen by them, not me. But I enjoyed it so much I knew I would become a performer."
Author: Ziyi Zhang

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