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1. "Dave Herman as Michael Bolton is one of my favorite performances ever."
Author: Adam McKay
2. "I've done performances in movies that I was immensely proud of and the movies didn't take off like a rocket at Cape Canaveral, it didn't take off."
Author: Albert Brooks
3. "The composers could no longer direct all performances in person, and so the responsibility of interpreting their works in the spirit in which they had been conceived was placed upon conductors."
Author: Anton Seidl
4. "Black music has become a commercial commodity. Live performances are not so accessible as they were previously. It use to be possible to go to the bar on the corner and hear music. It was available for a fifteen cent beer."
Author: Archie Shepp
5. "Having been a child actor, I remember how directors would trick me to get good performances out of me. I don't think you need to do that."
Author: Asia Argento
6. "Robin Williams understands sonic performances. He understands what it's like to change your voice up."
Author: Billy West
7. "I look forward to putting out the new CD and doing the television performances to show everyone that B. Brown is back. In fact, I never left."
Author: Bobby Brown
8. "Hopefully, that people could see a progression in my performances because that's how it's always felt to me."
Author: Christian Slater
9. "It was very much about performances, the whole ensemble thing was just great - everybody working together. Sometimes it didn't feel like a film set. It wasn't technically driven, it was very, very enjoyable."
Author: Cillian Murphy
10. "People tend to remember my performances, not me."
Author: Ellen Barkin
11. "The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws."
Author: Ernest Holmes
12. "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
13. "When one ponders on the tremendous journey of evolution over the past three billion years or so, the prodigious wealth of structures it has engendered, and the extraordinarily effective teleonomic performances of living beings from bacteria to man, one may well find oneself beginning to doubt again whether all this could conceivably be the product of an enormous lottery presided over by natural selection, blindly picking the rare winners from among numbers drawn at random. [Nevertheless,] a detailed review of the accumulated modern evidence [shows] that this conception alone is compatible with the facts."
Author: Jacques Monod
14. "Where, then, is any particular gene—say, the gene for long legs in humans? This is a little like asking where is Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E minor. Is it in the original handwritten score? The printed sheet music? Any one performance—or perhaps the sum of all performances, historical and potential, real and imagined? The quavers and crotchets inked on paper are not the music. Music is not a series of pressure waves sounding through the air; nor grooves etched in vinyl or pits burned in CDs; nor even the neuronal symphonies stirred up in the brain of the listener. The music is the information. Likewise, the base pairs of DNA are not genes. They encode genes. Genes themselves are made of bits."
Author: James Gleick
15. "The Emmy should be an ensemble award, too. I kept howling at everyone else's performances."
Author: Jeffrey Tambor
16. "....his silence he has indicated that he is willing. He hasn't the strength any more, the excess vitality, for an affair - its danger, its demand performances, the secrecy added like a filigree to your normal life, your gnawing preoccupation with it and with the constant threat of its being discovered and ended."
Author: John Updike
17. "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
18. "I think 'SNL' is so well-known for its musical performances, as well, and people really breaking into America through a really great performance on there. So I think me and Gotye are both really excited to be amongst such company. You know, it's great."
Author: Kimbra
19. "With the sincere devotion of our employees, Samsung has achieved stellar performances since its foundation."
Author: Lee Kun Hee
20. "On the corner of 57th and 7th Avenue sits the most famous concert hall in the world. No less a figure than when Tchaikovsky led the first performances in 1891. Virtually every major artist has performed there. There is simply no place like it. The first time I stepped foot in Carnegie Hall was in 1964."
Author: Leonard Slatkin
21. "I was always very dramatic - my family would probably use the word 'dramatic' - as a child; always putting on performances, making everyone come watch, and pay to watch. I was very business-savvy as a child."
Author: Margot Robbie
22. "The pursuit of the crucified crown follows the performance of the crucified King such that both performances go against the power structures of the world that think victory and power come only through aggressive and violent means."
Author: Matt Farlow
23. "[…] a given text may seem fictional or actual depending on the context in which we encounter it. The same is true for oral performances. [Thomas] Pavel takes the example of a theatrical scene wherein an actor mimics the gestures of a priest and pretends to bless the audience. There is nothing effective about this blessing in most contexts, but it can become effective in certain circumstances: imagine, for example, a dictatorship in which religion is banned and in which a theater audience, having kept the old faith, experiences the actor's gesture as authentic, transforming this fictional scene in a scene of real life."
Author: Pierre Bayard
24. "Buildings are forms of performances."
Author: Rafael Vinoly
25. "I enjoy all kinds of performances and take each role differently. I keep the audiences in mind."
Author: Ram Kapoor
26. "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.
27. "In the circle where I was raised, I knew of no one knowledgeable in the visual arts, no one who regularly attended musical performances, and only two adults other than my teachers who spoke without embarrassment of poetry and literature — both of these being women. As far as I can recall, I never heard a man refer to a good or a great book. I knew no one who had mastered, or even studied, another language from choice. And our articulate, conscious life proceeded without acknowledgement of the preceding civilisations which had produced it."
Author: Shirley Hazzard
28. "They improve greatly, and sometimes I go and see the performances they do and I am consciously aware that there isn't enough work for the good dancers."
Author: Siobhan Davies
29. "What a horse does under compulsion he does blindly, and his performance is no more beautiful than would be that of a ballet-dancer taught by whip and goad. The performances of horse or man so treated would seem to be displays of clumsy gestures rather than of grace and beauty. What we need is that the horse should of his own accord exhibit his finest airs and paces at set signals."
Author: Temple Grandin
30. "I have written this because it may have escaped the notice of many who have admired her [Marie Tempest] brilliant performances that they are due not only to her natural gifts...but to patience, assiduity, industry and discipline. Without these it is impossible to excel in any of the arts."
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
31. "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
32. "But I can't say that I didn't like John Hammond's performances often better than the originals."
Author: Warren Zevon

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