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1. "The Dark Side of the Moon has flash - the true flash that comes from the excellence of a superb performance."
Author: Alan Parsons
2. "...while hiding in plain sight in Belgrade, undercover as a New Age mountebank, Karadžic frequented a bar called Mad House - Luda kuca. Mad House offered weekly gusle-accompanied performances of Serbian epic poetry; wartime pictures of him and General Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serbs' military leader (now on trial in The Hague), proudly hung on the walls. A local newspaper claimed that, on at least one occasion, Karadžic performed an epic poem in which he himself featured as the main hero, undertaking feats of extermination. Consider the horrible postmodernism of the situation: an undercover war criminal narrating his own crimes in decasyllabic verse, erasing his personality so that he could assert it more forcefully and heroically."
Author: Aleksandar Hemon
3. "The chances of achieving literary performance are, to the decimal point, the odds against becoming fully human. That means one hundred and fifty million to one. Which means one hundred and fifty million in one."
Author: Allan Gurganus
4. "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."
Author: Andrew Cuomo
5. "I was cocky and arrogant when I was younger. I thought that if I delivered a good performance, and put my best foot forward, that would be enough to get people's attention. So in my naivety, I cut my legs off at the knees, because I didn't realize that oftentimes it doesn't matter about the performance... it's the media that creates stars."
Author: Bokeem Woodbine
6. "He peeled onto the road and pushed on the gas, making the high-performance car accelerate with barely a sound. It wasn't until Mina saw that he was going forty over the speed limit that she thought to panic."
Author: Chanda Hahn
7. "Unlike other voice-over situations which are done in a recording studio, Roger Rabbit was live action and animation combined, and there was a time factor, so my voice was recorded live on the set. So I'm on the set rehearsing and recording my voice as a performance with the other actors, and they're all wearing costumes, and it made sense to me."
Author: Charles Fleischer
8. "Mood evidently affects the operation of System 1: when we are uncomfortable and unhappy, we lose touch with our intuition. These findings add to the growing evidence that good mood, intuition, creativity, gullibility, and increased reliance on System 1 form a cluster. At the other pole, sadness, vigilance, suspicion, an analytic approach, and increased effort also go together. A happy mood loosens the control of System 2 over performance: when in a good mood, people become more intuitive and more creative but also less vigilant and more prone to logical errors."
Author: Daniel Kahneman
9. "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."
Author: David Morse
10. "That's what really makes great skating competitions. When you have two top skaters in good form giving superb performances."
Author: Dick Button
11. "For reliable information, apply to a lawyer, a barber or prostitute. My informant hasn't found out so far who paid the captain.' ‘But she will,' said Margaret, her face grave. ‘I hope so,' he said with equal gravity,"
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
12. "It was in this apartment, also, that there stood against the western wall, a gigantic clock of ebony. It's pendulum swung to and fro with a dull, heavy, monotonous clang; and when the minute-hand made the circuit of the face, and the hour was to be stricken, there came from the brazen lungs of the clock a sound which was clear and loud and deep and exceedingly musical, but of so peculiar a note and emphasis that, at each lapse of an hour, the musicians of the note orchestra were constrained to pause, momentarily, in their performance, to harken to the sound and thus the waltzers perforce ceased their evolutions; and there was a brief disconcert of the whole gay company; and, while the chimes of the clock yet rang, it was observes that the giddiest grew pale, and the more aged and sedate passed their hands over their brows as in confessed revery or meditation"
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
13. "To boast of a performance which I cannot beat is merely stupid vanity. And if I can beat it that means there is nothing special about it. What has passed is already finished with. What I find more interesting is what is still to come."
Author: Emil Zatopek
14. "No, we've been performing our old songs a little differently each performance."
Author: Fred Schneider
15. "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."
Author: Gary Lineker
16. "As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien."
Author: Gavin Bryars
17. "My first impulse is not to grab her or to kiss her or yell at her. I simply want to touch her cheek, still flush from the night's performance. I want to cut the space that seperates us, measured in feet--- not miles, not continents, not years--- and to take a callused finger to her face... But I can't touch her. This is a privilege that's been revoked" Adam Wilde"
Author: Gayle Forman
18. "We found ways. This is the story, the human story, the werewolf story, the life story: One finds ways. Kissing, slowly, was one. Though dark-haired and dark-eyed she was fair-skinned, a sensuous contrast that required continual reapprehension. All of her required this (or rather all of my desire did), repeatedness, over again–ness. The beauty spot by her lip was one of a dozen or so scattered over her body. My new constellations. There was no performance, no pornography, just complete conversion to the religion of each other, that erotic equalisation that mocks distinction between the sacred and the profane, that at a stroke anarchises the body's moral world."
Author: Glen Duncan
19. "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!"
Author: Gunther Schuller
20. "Just watching the drama stage does not define your successful performance; success lies in the display you do on that drama platform and how excellent you do it when it's your turn to act!"
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
21. "And this about-to-see-God stuff? Total buzz kill, and not because he was religious in the human way or jel that she was having a great time while he was thinking of pizza. Her grating, squeaky YouPorn performance with the head throws that kept landing her extensions in his face was getting on his nerves."
Author: J.R. Ward
22. "He contrived that she should be seated by him; and was sufficiently employed in looking out the best baked apple for her, and trying to make her help or advise him in his work, till Jane Fairfax was quite ready to sit down to the pianoforte again. That she was not immediately ready, Emma did suspect to arise from the state of her nerves; she had not yet possessed the instrument long enough to touch it without emotion; she must reason herself into the power of performance; and Emma could not but pity such feelings, whatever their origin, and could not but resolve never to expose them to her neighbour again."
Author: Jane Austen
23. "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."
Author: Jane Byrne
24. "I know it's financially lucrative to go out on my own, but I don't like it. It's really hard work, just the performance aspect. I like people who look like they've been together for too long and sound like they've been together too long. I like rock n' roll bands."
Author: Jason Isbell
25. "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
26. "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."
Author: John W. Snow
27. "I was the worst extra, I was 'that' guy. I was the guy on the phone trying to get the Oscar for best extra - for best background performance."
Author: Jon Favreau
28. "There are official searchers, inquisitors. I have seen them in the performance of their function: they always arrive extremely tired from their journeys; they speak of a broken stairway which almost killed them; they talk with the librarian of galleries and stairs; sometimes they pick up the nearest volume and leaf through it, looking for infamous words. Obviously, no one expects to discover anything."
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
29. "Nobody can give a good performance unless the authors and composers have written a good part, a fact which is often overlooked."
Author: Judy Holliday
30. "A lot of players think the game is all about individual performances when it's really all about a team game."
Author: Kareem Abdul Jabbar
31. "Watching previous figure skaters, I always wondered why they cried after their performance."
Author: Kim Yuna
32. "I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying to be as truthful as possible with performances."
Author: Lasse Hallstrom
33. "Leaders can choose to grow and change, but generally the most powerful predictor of future performance is past behavior. Evaluate them realistically."
Author: Lee Ellis
34. "He kissed you! He [email protected]*#king kissed you right in front of me," Wharick growled through his clenched teeth. Kathel looked up from the ground where he was now leaning up on his elbows, far too pleased with his performance and having a look of mischief on his face. "Would you prefer that I kiss her when we aren't in front of you?" he asked sarcastically."
Author: Madison Thorne Grey
35. "I tend to a lot of improvisational ranting, and that's fun. For me, stand-up has been, performance-wise, a really good outlet."
Author: Michael Showalter
36. "If you want to judge the performance of the Egyptian people by the standards of German or Chinese or American culture, then there is no room for judgment."
Author: Mohammed Morsi
37. "Now shame is the only direct attack on conceit, the defensive image of oneself. Conceit is the common denominator of the Organization man, the hipster, and the juvenile delinquent-this is why I have been lumping them together. The conceited image of the self is usually not quite conscious, but it is instantly woundable; and people protect it with a conformity to their peers (oneself is superior). But the conceited groups differ in their methods of confirming and enhancing conceit: the juvenile delinquent by surly and mischievous destructiveness of the insulting privileged outgroup; the hipster by making fools of them with token performances; the Organization Man by status and salary. To his inner idol, they sacrifice the ingenuous exhibition and self-expression that could make them great, effective, or loved in the world; but that can also be shamed if it is mistaken, out of place, or disproportionate."
Author: Paul Goodman
38. "...with her self-esteem perilously balanced on her excellence, she could only interpret failure as catastrophic. Lilly shamed herself when she made a mistake, becoming upset not only about her performance but about who she was as a human being. ...She reached her heights at a steep internal price. Her Good Girl thinking forced her to walk an unforgiving line; one misstep would plummet her to the snapping jaws of failure. ...Her unreasonable expectations kept her shackled to failure, preventing her from shaking off a mistake and moving forward quickly."
Author: Rachel Simmons
39. "That's a wonderful thing, because one of the primary qualities of a good performance is honesty."
Author: Roberta Flack
40. "I grew up loving David Letterman and Pee-wee Herman, but as far as live performance comedy, all I knew were the Jerry Seinfeld-type comedians of the world, and that's what I thought live performance comedy was all about."
Author: Scott Aukerman
41. "The men loved jokes, though they had heard each one before. Jack's manner was persuasive; few of them had seen the old stories so well delivered. Jack himeself laughed a little, but he was able to see the effect his performance had on his audience. The noise of their laughter roared like the sea in his ears. He wanted it louder and louder; he wanted them to drown out the war with their laughter. If the could should loud enough, they might bring the world back to its senses; they might laugh loud enough to raise the dead."
Author: Sebastian Faulks
42. "My genre of music is very eclectic. I might play some Latin jazz, or just go into a spontaneous jazz thing. That's the thing about coming to one of my performances. Not every show is the same."
Author: Sheila E.
43. "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."
Author: Steven Soderbergh
44. "If somebody is strong and showing good performances and perfect in the thing you are doing, there are people who want to disturb you."
Author: Tina Maze
45. "In Ohio seasons are theatrical. Each one enters like a prima donna, convinced its performance is the reason the world has people in it."
Author: Toni Morrison
46. "La caca es lo más personal y reservado que tenemos. El resto pueden conocerlo todos, la expresión de tu cara, tu mirada, tus gestos (...) Los seres humanos aman el perfume de sus propios excrementos pero no el de los ajenos. En el fondo, forman parte de nuestro cuerpo"
Author: Umberto Eco
47. "Lizzy Weiss is such a great writer, and she really writes for the performances."
Author: Vanessa Marano
48. "I'm really very sorry for you all, but it's an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances."
Author: W.S. Gilbert
49. "I have some of the old videos of my performances on it."
Author: Wanda Jackson
50. "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."
Author: William Jennings Bryan

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