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1. "Performers like Tommy Cooper, who are always getting things wrong, are much more endearing than comedians who are sassy and smart."
Author: Adrian Edmondson
2. "Being performers, that's what we do: We put on shows and want people to watch."
Author: Adrian Grenier
3. "I like performers who I know are for real. You can tell, man, there's an intensity about their stuff. You can tell right away they're real people, ya know?"
Author: Alan Vega
4. "Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection."
Author: Alban Berg
5. "Hollywood studio executives don't recognize the value of female performers as much as male performers."
Author: Anna Faris
6. "I want to work with performers who really are ready to lose their minds, you know? People who are established and have talent, but who are ready to break new ground and really be cracked open in a new way."
Author: Bennett Miller
7. "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
8. "I came back to New York after college like any number of struggling performers, and you just find that niche where you can have some sort of impact. And for me that turned out to be comedy."
Author: Billy Eichner
9. "I had been on tour with people like Roy Orbison. I knew Bobby Darin, Sam Cooke. So many great performers."
Author: Bobby Vinton
10. "Sammy Davis, I backed him up. I used to study him every night. I saw how great performers worked and was able to incorporate a little bit from the best."
Author: Bobby Vinton
11. "Veteran performers are dying off, and new acts simply aren't emerging on the national scene."
Author: Brian Setzer
12. "Before I was an actor I was a break dancer, one of those street performers you see. I guess my introduction into the professional world of performing was a stint as back up dancer for Lionel Richie and I performed at the closing ceremony at the '84 Olympics."
Author: Cuba Gooding Jr.
13. "It's really a grand old, legendary theatre where the spirits of like Judy Garland and all these great performers have been. The clubs are way more underground."
Author: Deborah Cox
14. "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
15. "Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the hard work in that we did when we were young performers."
Author: Elton John
16. "I have been trying to find out exactly when listeners and performers decided that applause between movements would not be allowed, but nobody seems to have been willing to admit that they were the culprit."
Author: Emanuel Ax
17. "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
18. "Recording sessions were stimulating to photograph, because everything was in motion: the subject, the musicians, the technicians and the photographer. You needed fast reflexes to keep up with moving targets, and sensitivity and skill to get the pictures while keeping out of the performers' eyeline so as not to break their concentration."
Author: Eve Arnold
19. "Some have called we rock and roll performers who never retire 'troubadours.' I enjoy this misnomer immensely. While there are many differences between me and my distant predecessors in L'Occitane, I do believe there is a lineage that connects us of the last 70 years with those romantic singers of the High Middle Ages."
Author: Frank Black
20. "Radio continues to be the very best advertising music performers have. No one who ever grabbed a Grammy got there without radio."
Author: Gordon Smith
21. "I was born into a world where a lot of people who came to the house were performers."
Author: Irwin Thomas
22. "I think, describing Elvis for me would be a very generous king. He was the king of rock and roll, will always be. He's whats made it possible for everyone to be performers and to do the things they do now."
Author: Jackie DeShannon
23. "All of them - my father, mother, step-mother, and grandmother - were all wonderful actors and performers and they are an inspiration to me, both in their craft and in their humanity."
Author: James Cromwell
24. "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
25. "I liked old time music but what i meant by that was the period from the 1930s through the 60s, nothing before and little after. Performers like fats waller, Sinatra, billie holiday, louis armstrong, rosemary clooney, ella, sammy Davis Jr, dean martin... If the lyrics weren't stupid. Words were important."
Author: Jeffery Deaver
26. "Letting the wrong people hang around is unfair to all the right people, as they inevitably find themselves compensating for the inadequacies of the wrong people. Worse, it can drive away the best people. Strong performers are intrinsically motivated by performance, and when they see their efforts impeded by carrying extra weight, they eventually become frustrated."
Author: Jim Collins
27. "I'm thinking in terms of a point of departure, a field of action for performers to express an expressive need of mine which hopefully the context of music would convey."
Author: John Eaton
28. "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
29. "The best performers in Europe are those who use their welfare states to help people adjust to change."
Author: John Monks
30. "I'm from the school that great performers and great leaders create more great leaders. Give people other experiences, other responsibilities. Have them join organizations within the company and outside the company."
Author: John Stumpf
31. "Star performers are my favorite to manage and lead. Star performers are critical to any organization, and the key is how can you capture their heart-share and their mind-share when they're on this fast track."
Author: John Stumpf
32. "Done right, a performance review is one of the best opportunities to encourage and support high performers and constructively improve your middle- and lower-tier workers."
Author: Kathryn Minshew
33. "I feel that the work that I have done in the comedy arena, is priceless in terms of what I learned, timing, everything that these incredibly talented performers were generous enough in teaching me."
Author: Khandi Alexander
34. "People want performers, personality and drama, and you got that in the ."
Author: Kim Wilde
35. "I thought that maybe it is not so much, as he seems to think, that the world loses interest in female performers after they hit a certain age, than the performers lose interest in the world."
Author: Lara St. John
36. "Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers."
Author: Les Baxter
37. "Only a fool takes offense at the truth, Jessamine. They are awful, of that there is no question. But they are also very charming. Purveyors of unspeakable suffering and indescribable delights. Performers of murders and miracles! You might grow to like them, if you got to know them as I do. But why has your beloved Crabgrass ventured into this garden of horrors, I wonder?"
Author: Maryrose Wood
38. "I just turned 40, and I look at so many performers and so many people who are actually always on time and always have an album out. They don't have actual lives, in my opinion. I feel like I'm so much more than being famous and meeting a musical quota. And I don't know, just the weight of the scrutiny and attention is too weird for me."
Author: Maxwell
39. "It's been a continuity right from the beginning - that longing to weave together perceptions, to affirm the richness of us as human beings both as performers and audience members."
Author: Meredith Monk
40. "Conductors are performers."
Author: Michael Tilson Thomas
41. "I think Elvis loved his fans - I think that's why they loved him and still love him. Fans are very conscious and sensitive to the fact that performers love them."
Author: Minnie Pearl
42. "Some writers are more natural public performers than others; personally I find it quite strange giving interviews. But everyone has parts of their job that they like more than others. You can't complain if you get to do what you love doing most of the time, can you?"
Author: Monica Ali
43. "...one cannot but wonder how an environment can make people despair and sit idle and then, by changing the conditions, one can transform the same people into matchless performers."
Author: Muhammad Yunus
44. "Tragedy's language stresses that whatever is within us is obscure, many faceted, impossible to see. Performance gave this question of what is within a physical force. The spectators were far away from the performers, on that hill above the theatre. At the centre of their vision was a small hut, into which they could not see. The physical action presented to their attention was violent but mostly unseen. They inferred it, as they inferred inner movement, from words spoken by figures whose entrances and exits into and out of the visible space patterned the play. They saw its results when that facade opened to reveal a dead body. This genre, with its dialectics of seen and unseen, inside and outside, exit and entrance, was a simultaneously internal and external, intellectual and somatic expression of contemporary questions about the inward sources of harm, knowledge, power, and darkness."
Author: Ruth Padel
45. "We should just get a giant bottle of bargain vodka or something," Gil said, pushing his gorilla mask back on his head."Not classy," Steph said. "This is a special night, not a frat party.""Special? Classy??" Ethan asked. "Steph. We're seniors in high school going trick-or-treating. We look like third-rate street performers."
Author: Sara Zarr
46. "He'd been just like all of the other performers in the world. He'd wanted to be universally loved. He wasn't all that different from Victor, Thomas, or even Junior. They all got onstage and wanted the audience to believe in them. They all wanted the audience to throw their room keys, panties, confessions, flowers, and songs onstage. They wanted the audience to trust them with their secrets."
Author: Sherman Alexie
47. "Actors and magicians are both performers, and they represent things that are not necessarily who they are."
Author: Steve Carell
48. "As touchy as cabaret performers and as stubborn as factory machinists...."
Author: Tom Rachman
49. "We are but poor circus performers. the Sicilian explained. It is dark and we are lost. We were told that there is a village nearby that might enjoy our skills. You were misinformed, Buttercup said. There is no one not for many miles. Then no one will be able to hear you scream. the Sicilian said, and he jumped with frightening agility toward her face."
Author: William Goldman
50. "Jazz has been such a force in music, that any musician, including classical composers, have been influenced, and obviously performers, also."
Author: Yo Yo Ma

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