In this post, you will find great Perform Quotes from famous people, such as Andy Serkis, Mark Haddon, Caroline Buchanan, Malcolm Gladwell, O. T. Genasis. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Every time I work with a Europeandirector, I find they hire the person that captures the spirit of the role. Americans tend to hire the best face. The person that looks more like the role, whether they can perform the role or not is a bonus.
You can learn more from the lows than the highs. The highs are great but the lows make you really look at things in a different way and want to improve. Every player will have both in their careers and I have, but what you get is that experience which is so important to perform at your best.
When you’re on tour, you’re trying to get the crowd involved and really sing and perform to them. When you’re going to write and be in the studio, it’s like, ‘Now I have to think about me.’ That’s the mind-set you have to work with.
I started out as a dancer as a kid; I’ve been dancing since I was 4. So, performing was always part of what I was. I don’t know if it I enjoyed the response I got from people or if I liked having an audience, but there’s something in me that wanted to perform.
I had dinner with Marlene Dietrich in the early 1970s. I went to pick her up and she had someone with her, a dreadful man. He was writing a book about her, and he said to her, ‘You’re so cold when you perform,’ and she said, ‘You didn’t listen to the voice.’ She said the difficulty was to place the voice with the face.
There’s this index that tallies up how much your movies have made, and if they haven‘t grossed a certain amount, then you’re not bankable. I know I’m not Will Smith but, you know, my ranking‘s pretty low. The only studio picture I’ve done is ‘Zodiac,’ and that didn’t perform that well.
I like the guys who wrote their own stuff and were able to perform it, like Seth Rogen. He popped off so young. When he did ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin,’ and he was a co-producer on the movie, I was like, ‘Oh my God: that’s exactly what I want to do.’
We didn’t realize there were that many boybandsuntil we started touring in Europe. I don’t think we were ever affected by it since a lot of the groups in Europe didn’t really sing live, but we did and would perform a cappella as well.
I’ve spent a long timelearning my way around a stage as an actor, but this I don’t know as well. Humbly, I’m excited to get with a band and perform regularly as an artist and see what I can learn and how I can grow in that space.
Pro wrestling is not fake; it’s sportsentertainment. We go out there and we perform, and a lot of what we do out there is real, but we’re not going to insult anyone’s intelligence – there is a predetermined winner. It’s just the fans don’t know who it is, and that’s what makes it so intriguing.
The one appearance that I made for President Kennedy, he, as I understand, had his choice or was asked to make a list of the people he would like to have perform, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them.
I was starting to become impotent through this diet and couldn’t perform. How many people who are taking the little blue pill, if they started to change what they are eating most of the time, could change the way their sex life is?
I’ve been driving in the city for years because, as a stand-up in N.Y.C., you can perform at more comedy clubs a night if you have a car. Getting from club to club by subway is too slow at night and too expensive by cab. So, many comics live far out from Manhattan and drive in every night.
When I came to Los Angeles, it was the first time that I ever felt like I belong somewhere. Not because it was wacky, but because people here understood what I felt like to perform, and there were other kids my age who wanted to do it. I didn’t get looked at as God, you freak.
There’s got to be a backbone, there’s got to be a skeleton to the whole way I perform, but you never want to hit the same note twice during a performance, I think. I think it’s always got to be fresh so it doesn’t bore me, and I always want to go out on edge.
Film is fragmented and gets into lots of other people’s hands. There are a lot of pleasures that theatre gives me. You get to perform uninterrupted.
The goal is to really blur the line. Can you perform a magic trick in a way that someone doesn’t think it’s a magic trick but is something amazing they haven’t seen before? Then they have to wrestle with reality.
I’m going into my first Olympics, whereas people I’m racing against are going into their third and fourth and probably last Olympics. So there’s more pressure on them to perform. I’ve still got a whole future ahead of me. I am not even the Olympic champ.
When we first started playing in the early days, none of us really had any idea about writing our own songs yet. We were struggling how to learn our instruments and play songs to be able to perform for people.
I come from the ghetto in Brazil, where we don’t have a lot of career opportunities, so I’m sure my family and people who live there never imagined that one day I’d become a singer and be able to perform at an event like the Olympics.
I know some Australian players who were at Dortmund when he was there and found out about him. Wagner is a leader and makes all the decisions, but of course the players have to perform and deliver what he wants.
JamesTaylor is the kind of person I always thought the word ‘folksinger’ referred to. He writes and sings songs that are reflections of his own life, and performs in them in his own style. All of his performances are marked by an eloquentsimplicity.
You don’t become the leading spinner of the team by just talking. You have to perform well consistently over a long period of time. I have bowled well and won games for India. That is why I am the No. 1 spinner. Every time I have taken the field, I have given my 100%.
Some artists I know, they would rather not see the audience or envision them. But for me, I’d rather see them. I feel like part of the reason I perform is to feel that connection. It’s the reason I love it so much.
Since I was very young, probably two or three, I had really good memorization skills. I would memorize stuff from TV and perform it for my family. I was the little performer for most of my early life. So eventually, my mom caughtonto that and thought I might want to get into acting.
Most women don’t do regular breast self examinations, mainly because they are either intimidated by what they might find, or they’re confused as to how to do the self examcorrectly. ‘Liv Aid’ eliminates all of these concerns because it makes breast self exams easy to perform.
I feel like a fight is a season. When you’re in the UFC, one fight is the equivalent of a whole football season, so when you lose a fight, the fans only remember you from your last fight, so it’s very important to perform well, and to keep winning.
Being healthy is a completelifestyle for me. It allows my brain to function at a very high degree so I can comprehend all the new things that are thrown at me. It also allows me to sleep well so that I am rested when I need to perform. Finally, being healthy will hopefully allow me to live a long and fun-filled life.
I’m not a really religious person, but those momentsonstage feel like some sort of religious experience because no one holds back, especially ‘Stay With Me’ when I finish the show. It kind of turns into an anthem when I perform it live, and it feels like there’s a lot of love in the room.
When you see young players coming into the squad and pushing you, no matter what age you are, you have to react. You have to worry about yourself and perform as well as you can. If you end up looking around at others, wondering who’s performing better, you take your eye off the ball.
I was backstage at the House of Blues in L.A where I was about to perform, and Stevie Wonder and Prince turned up at my dressing room together! Stevie started beatboxing and Prince started singing one of my songs, all of a sudden it was like I was in a cypher with these incredible artists.
All the time I was writing hit songs with my partner David Porter, I always had the yen to perform. Sure did. And when the opportunity came, I took it. The first album, ‘Presenting Isaac Hayes,’ didn’t do so hot, but it was like a prelude for what was to come.
Tiger Woods, LarryBird, Wayne Gretzky, a pitcher just before a game, I would imagine they all have nervous energy. But as you perform, the nervous energy dissipates and you start to relax and you start to do what you do best.
I look for songs that the listener, when they hear it, they believe what I’m singing about, that I know what I’m singing about. That’s my whole deal. I try to choose songs that a male or a female can perform and relate to.
In the studio, you can always stop, rewind and do it again, but on stage, you can never do that – it’s a different energy. It separates good bands from bad bands, being able to play, perform and really capture an audience. I think that’s the hardest part.
I’m making a record that’s half stripped down acoustic which is the way I perform a lot and half of it is very produced. It’s really hard to keep music simple but I was trying to keep it simple and focus on one or two instruments and vocals.
Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.
One of the thrills of playing at the top tennis centres of the world is to see the Indian flag go up whenever I’m participating in these events. That’s enough motivation for any Indian who has the opportunity to perform at these tournaments.
I grew up in a family of actors. I grew up onstage. The choice for me wasn’t, ‘Do I want to be an actor or not?’ I always felt like that’s just ingrained in you, the need to perform. The choice was, ‘Do you want to do this professionally or not?’
In the 1960s, you had this booming economy, and you didn’t really have enough men around to fill all the jobs. So there was this sudden demand that women come back and perform a lot of the white-collar and pink-collar roles that men had done before or that hadn’t existed before.
As long as a house is like yours, and as long as you work together with your brothers, not a house in the world will be able to compete with you, to cause you harm or to take advantage of you, for together you can undertake and perform more than any house in the world.
Nathan Meyer Rothschild
In fact, Russell Crowe once phoned me up to see if I wanted to go to a party but I had to bring my guitar and perform ‘Oh Jean.’
What made me fall in love with acting, which is my life, was watching other people perform. It made me hunger to do that.
There’s so much pressure on kids to perform and to be the best they can be, and particularly with boys: boys who are the gifted ones get loaded with an awful lot of expectation and self-expectation, and that’s really hard for an 18 year old.
The more you perform and get out there, I guess the more practice you have at it and the better you are and the more comfortable you are on stage.
You know, it helps having an African American driverbehind the wheel. I’m representing that culture and that background. But a lot of background pressure, I don’t really put that on me. I know I have enough pressure to go out and perform every week.
When I’m up against a wall, that’s when Billy Mays performs best.
Many years ago, in the throes of my struggles on the PGA Tour, I had difficulty even getting into pro-ams. I needed money, so I put together a 45-minute magic show I’d perform at corporate events surrounding the tournament.
In my vocal, I think you can hear something of my earlier times when I’d sing in subway halls for the echo and perform doo-wop on street corners. But I had a lot of influences, too – singers like Sam Cooke, Brook Benton and Roy Hamilton.
I wanted to be a musician. I wanted to be a superstar. I wanted to be on stage. I wanted to perform. I wanted to be in movies. But as you grow up, those dreams kind of fade away, and you’re hit with reality, and you’re like, ‘Oh, not everyone can be Lil’ Bow Wow?’ Fine.
I love being onstage and I love to perform. To be honest with you, I’m more comfortable performing than I am in an everyday situation, which I can’t quite explain.
I realized that ‘performing’ was what I wanted to do when I did my first professional gig as a dancer with my company ‘Synergy‘ in Canada. I was overwhelmed with how it felt to perform in front of an audience.
I’m always writing. And, I mean, I always counsel people when they call me a musician: I really do not have the skills of a musician. I really don’t think like a musician, though I love music and I perform and sing.
Without strength and courage it’s really hard to perform at the highest levels of international figure skating, because you’re alone on the ice and you only have seven minutes over two nights to prove yourself.
I don’t feel I’m fighting to reach this huge audience; it just happens. I go on stage before the audience arrives and look out to this vastempty house. There’s something therapeutic about taking in the ring where you’ll perform.
When you’re performing, you just have to keep pushing through. You’re human, and you’re going to make mistakes. I think even Beyonce has tripped on stage, and she’s Beyonce! We’re all human beings, and sometimes we trip in our high heels! I barely perform in high heels. I don’t know how those girls do it.
I’ve never been invited to do ‘Stars on Ice’ before, which is the only figure skating tour in the U.S., and it’s disappointing that I can’t perform for my American fans… all because I’m not ‘family friendly‘ enough.
In the U.K., classical music is composed by individuals and written down. Indian music is based on certain sequences called ragas. When I perform live, 95% of the music is improvised: it never sounds the same twice.
An opera singer is like an athlete before a match. An athlete cannot overdo anything. In order to perform at the highest possible level, you need to refrain from activities so as to be able to express this power.
I would like to perform more in English. But there have to be many good things gathered for me to be willing to do a movie. I watch trailers of every new American movie and I’m, like, ‘OK, I’m not missing anything!’
When we decided to go to Cuba to perform, we did it because we just wanted to build a bridge, you know, between Cuba and the rest of the community. And we just wanted to prove that music and art need to be over all ideology or way to think life, and we just wanted to go in there and play just because of love.
One of the greatest features of science is that it doesn’t matter where you were born, and it doesn’t matter what the belief systems of your parents might have been: If you perform the same experiment that someone else did, at a different time and place, you’ll get the same result.
The scientists do not get enough help, enough encouragement, to change their field from time to time because the pressure is too high or is to perform something. And once you start in a new field, you are a nobody to start with, you see.
I liked school, but I used to dread those moments when the teacher would call me up to give an oral report. I forced myself to deal with it and not dwell on the class in front of me – to keep a straight face, give the report and concentrate on getting it right. That’s normally how I perform. That’s how I am.
I love Jonathan Richman – I love a lot of his music, and the thing I really like about him is his attitude. He seems very happy, and the way he performs is like, ‘Don’t worry, everybody, just get into it. I’m just having fun; I like when you guys are having fun.’
After I perform ‘My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend,’ it takes a lot out of me emotionally; and, at the end of it, I feel like I know the audience and the audience knows me. It’s this weirdunspokenbond that we’ll kind of always have with each other.
Right now I just finished writing the music for a Rugrats feature film and the third week of September I go to London, and the Orchestra is going to perform the score.
Chennai is one of the scariestcrowds to face. Everyone looks so conservative, but once you crack the first joke, they are so appreciatively loud that they will hit you with a laugh that will scare you stiff and yet give you energy. Chennaiites give me the loudest laughs; it’s the coolest crowd to perform for.
That was when I found out that you could talk to them and it was a whole other way to blow your stack, and it’s so much fun to perform that you want to do it again and the more you get out of it the better.
I had accepted a position as a business analyst at Deloitte Consulting in New York. But before I went into that workforce, I decided to take a year off and went to India to do a social enterprise fellowship. It wasn’t the best fit, but that was where a TV show in Korea found me and invited me to first come perform.
People know who you are when you’ve never met them. For them, through interviews and seeing you perform, they feel like they know you and you’ve never seen them before. It’s really different, but it’s awesome.
Very few companies can perform at scale over the course of decades, and Yahoo has done that.
If you’re out there stressing on your pro day, then you’re not going to perform well, so I plan on having a little fun. Play a little music while we’re out there throwing the football, have everybody tapping their toes and bobbing their head and just go out there and make the most of the experience.
It is obvious that God is looking at the heart when sacrifices are given to Him. He takes no delight in those who give up things for Lent and then act like it’s such a struggle to perform what they said they wanted to do for Him.
Ever since I was 2 or 3, I loved to perform for people. I would walk up to another table in a restaurant and crack a joke, sing a song, do a dance, or something entertaining, and the ‘audience’ would almost always smile and laugh.
Sourav was a great cricketer, he performed on the field, would like to see him perform off the field as a cricket administrator.
Opera is complex for those who perform it, but also for those who listen to it. It takes more time, more patience and more spirit of sacrifice. All this is well worth it because opera offers such deep sensations that they will remain in a heart for a lifetime.
If you’re going to perform, you’re going to attractcriticism. You can’t please everyone all the time. You don’t know how things are going to come out. But that’s part of the fun of it, the adventure of doing any kind of art.
Latinos are very passionate, and they perform a lot, and look at me, I’m talking with my hands, and this is just my normal self, so it kind of allows me to be who I am and not dumb it down.
If the works of Jesus were so much more wonderful than man could perform as to deserve to be called miracles, was it not nonsense to caution his disciples so strongly against being deluded by the works of others?
I mean these people who work on Broadway, in my opinion, are the most gifted of everyone. I mean they really know how to dance. They really know how to act. They really know how to sing. They know how to perform.
One of the best ways to change is to act as if you are the person you want to become. When you behave as if you are a different person, you change on a very basic level – even your physiology changes. When actors and actresses perform, their body chemistry is altered by the roles they play.
You have to rely on your preparation. You got to really be passionate and try to prepare more than anyone else, and put yourself in a position to succeed, and when the moment comes you got to enjoy, relax, breathe and rely on your preparation so that you can perform and not be anxious or filled with doubt.
When you’re on stage singing, you’re naked. Your voice is something very intimate, and that’s why I’m scared every time before I perform. It doesn’t matter if I’m singing for a king or a queen or the Pope, it’s enough to be in front of anybody. I suffer, but I can’t do anything about it.
Anybody who’s done standup will tell you that there’s nothing like it. The show starts at 8:00, the curtain goes up and there’s nobody else except you and the audience, and you just perform for them for two hours. Nobody yells, ‘Cut!’ There are no retakes. That is still the most exciting medium for me, and I love it.
In all my years in show business – on stage, clubs and TV shows – my audience has been 75 percent white. In Las Vegas and Atlantic City I look out at the crowd and only see a few blackfaces here and there. But I can’t allow myself to be conscious of the racefactor. I couldn’t perform my best under those conditions.
There’s a lot of steps between there not being music and there being music. Composition is one part of that, but if no one performs it… It’s like if a tree falls in the forest and no one’s there to hear it, does it make a sound?
With great artists like Elvis, sometimes the songs weren’t the greatest thing about him. When I tried to perform some of the songs, I noticed some of the tunes weren’t all that brilliant, but it was the performance that sold them.
I liked in television that you do some work, then you perform, then you stop and you have a break because they have to set up lights, and then you do some more work. I really liked the pace of it; it really agreed with me.
This business is about working. It’s really not about glamour. For me, the most glamorous thing about it is to b able to get on stage and perform my music for people. That’s the privilege. And that’s what all the work leads up to, and that’s why it’s worth it to me.
The street to obscurity is paved with athletes who can perform great feats before friendly crowds.
George Allen, Sr.
Anyone can have a good day, but you have to be able to perform on a bad day.
When my father died, my mother came back from being Mrs. Birkin to being JudyCampbell. She was a stunning actress. She came out of her shell. She was herself again: this very independent, funny, intellectual lady – and was able to perform again, which was her life before meeting my father squashed it out.
I would write scripts and little plays and perform them in the living room for my family when I was little with my brother until my mom said, ‘Alright, you need to go do it somewhere else other than the house.’
I started singing when I was about 3 and dancing soon after. Mom just started looking for outlets where I could perform and availed herself of any opportunity she could in the mountains of North Carolina in the ’70s.
Stand-up comedy is a really lonely profession: you ‘perform for 2000 people, then you go to a hotel room by yourself and stare at a wall.
I did find it particularly difficult to do Broadway. It was not my favourite way to perform. When I do theatre, I like it to be smaller. I like the audience to be closer; I like it to be less presentational.
I don’t like rock. Honestly, I like to listen to it, but it’s not for me. There’s a lot of musical genres that I find interesting, but they don’t suit me. It’s one thing to listen to different genres, but to perform a genre that isn’t yours is counterproductive.
My voice hasn’t changed really very much. I still do all my songs when I perform live and still do them in the original keys. I’ve been blessed with that ability to retain that.
I liked in television that you do some work, then you perform, then you stop and you have a break because they have to set up lights, and then you do some more work. I really liked the pace of it; it really agreed with me. I enjoyed it.
It’s always performing for me. I write and I record so I can perform. It all ties to that. I’ve done it since I was a little kid. That’s my absolute rush, is playing for different people every night, bringing something else to the table they’ve never seen.
You can do as much training, the hardest training, and you might get there and not perform how you wanted, not because of lack of training but maybe the pressure you are putting on yourself. That’s a major part of being a resilient athlete – it’s not just physical, it’s mental.
I play guitar, the ukulele and the piano. I grew up on a mountain in Tennessee, and we had ‘The Mountain Opry,’ where anyone could just get up on stage to perform. It was just about the soul and heart of music. My upbringing was less about being great and more about just doing what you love. It was always for joy.
My tutors at drama school commended and criticised my use of comedy in my acting for a long time at drama school. They said I had a tendency to somehow perform the most tragic of scenes in a slightly flippant way.
One thing about being a stand-up is it’s a one-man show. You gotta do everything. You’re the producer, writer, director, and the actor. You just gotta be out there and perform and give your all. It’s such an honest form of art that it just taught me so much, and it kind of prepared me for manhood at an early age.
Even as one and the same person is called by different names according to the different functions he performs, so also one and the same mind is called by the different names: mind, intellect, memory, and egoity, on account of the difference in the modes – and not because of any real difference.
Acting is so much about waiting… waiting for an audition, waiting for the right part to come along. It’s nice to write your own thing, write about what you’re feeling and then go out and perform them. It’s a nice thing to have and not get bored.
We love not just JudasPriest music, but we love heavymetal and we love to get out on that stage every night and perform. It’s a joy to be able to do it.
I gave a Christmas party last year – well, two Christmases ago – where I did a Sam Cooke show. I didn’t perform as R. Kelly. I performed the Sam Cooke show from 1964, when he performed at the Copacabana.
When I get up in the morning, I look forward to the games and I’m just buzzing. At the end of the day, if you are nervous or scared before games, you are not going to perform. I just go out there and think, ‘If I get a chance, I’m going to score’ and that’s it.
Usually, one of us will bring a song to the group that they think we could arrange and perform well. If the group agrees, we arrange it. It doesn’t always work out though. We’ve tried to arrange a few songs that just we ended up canning in the end.
People’s beliefs about their abilities have a profound effect on those abilities. Ability is not a fixedproperty; there is huge variablitiy in how you perform.
My poor sister was forced to be in the plays that I would write. We would go to my grandma‘s retirement building and perform ‘Phantom of the Opera.’
I just knew that was what I wanted to do. I was going to perform as a singer; I was going to perform as a dancer, and I was, you know, going to do movies and be an actress. I was going to do it or die trying. That’s what my life was.
I’ve always been aware of my health – when you are having to go on stage and perform, you need to be feeling good – but when I was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, I became really, really conscious of my health.
‘Ice Age‘ felt like stage acting. You’d write a sequence, and sometimes you’d submitpages, but other times, I would actually perform it for the directors and producer in my office.
Playing guitar was one of my childhood hobbies, and I had played a little at school and at camp. My parents would drag me out to perform for my family, like all parents do, but it was a hobby – nothing more.
I just initiated the project where I write music for somebody else to write the lyrics and also for the orchestra to perform. I’ve just initiated the project. That leads the project into creating an independent label outside of game music.
Well, I think that when I perform on the road I always thank the audience for buying a ticket because it’s a big deal to buy a ticket for a live entertainment, get a baby-sitter and pay for the meal, the parking, whatever.
I’ve always found when I’m healthy and happy I perform the best, not necessarily when I’ve done the most training.
When I used to perform weddings, the image I always had was the image of a triangle, in which there are two partners and then there is this third force, this third being, that emerges out of the interaction of these two. The third one is the one that is the sharedawareness that lies behind the two of them.
I wasn’t into anything at school. I used to get really embarrassed. I used to get asked to do performing things, and I’d go to all the rehearsals, and then I’d pretend to be ill on the day I had to actually perform. I was very unhappy at school.
I won’t perform in Cuba until there’s no more Castro and there’s a free Cuba. To me, Cuba’s the biggestprison in the world, and I would be very hypocritical were I to perform there.
I probably wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the gay communitysupporting me. I wouldn’t be the artist I was today if it wasn’t for that because that was the only community that let me try, let me perform without knowing who I was.
Somehow, when the authoritarians on the Right search for icons of manly warrior power to venerate, they find only those who like to melodramatically play-act as such, but who ran away when it came time to actually perform.
I feel that I’m at my best as a person and that I’m coming home when I walk on to a set, or on to a stage, so if I can perform in one way or another I think I’ll be okay.
Food fighters in Japan think of themselves as athletes. They have a higher recognition of the game and are constantly thinking about records. I probably won’t continue for long because it puts pressure on the body. But I am at the age where I can perform my best.
I just to put out the best records I can and perform the best I can.
Not many people are able to say that they had in their professional career the chance to perform in two bands that won Grammys and were multiplatinum bands.
I’m the slowest reader in the world, because I perform it all in my head.
There’s still prejudice and that resistance regarding women, not only on female football but in various activities. Men think that women are a bit fragile to perform some types of activities or don’t have the ability and aren’t strong enough.
That’s what I’ve wanted to do my whole life, just act. When I was younger, I loved to entertain people. I always used to make up dance routines, do little plays. I love to perform, basically.
There are horses people use for competition, and if they don’t perform well or go lame, then people ask the vet to put them down to get the insurance money. And my vet knows I love horses, so he gives them to me.
When I create a song, I immediately think about what I’m going to wear when I perform that song. I think about the music videotreatment and about how I’m going to look on stage when I perform the record. The connection is so obvious that it’s a single package. An outfit, to me, is almost a tool to express the music.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
The Tonys are the once-a-year shot for all of these shows and artists who work so diligently every single performance but only for a thousand or so people at a time. This gives them the opportunity to perform to millions of people.
I have a responsibility and a job as a guy who gets paid a lot of money, I’m expected to perform. And 82 games in 6-7 months is a lot, and it’s hard on the body, and you’re not gonna play perfect every night. Even Ray Allen missesshots, even LeBron misses dunks.
I preferred not to be laden down with a big instrument. If you’re behind a guitar, you get used to being behind a guitar, and you don’t really perform because you can’t. I wanted to be able to just hold on to the mike and sing.
No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.
I love ‘Fire On The Floor.’ It’s just smouldering. I think it’s gonna be a fantasticpiece to perform live. It’s filled with passion. It’s about when someone you know is so bad for you, but you can’t help it.
I have always loved music. My mom used to sing with my sister and I when I was younger, and I was in choirs and loved to perform, but when I was in college, I went on a study abroad to Trinidad, and while I was there, I sangbackup at my first concert.
It’s always exciting to see different cities I love, and go on tour buses. It’s so much fun to travel. My favorite part is being able to perform live in front of all these amazing people; being able to connect with them and seeing their reaction makes me feel very special.
Like any other person who reads a ton of books, I hate many, many books. Oh, how I hate them. I have performed dramatic readings of the books I hate. I have little hate summaries. I have hate impressions. I can act out, scene by hateful scene, some of these books. I can perform silent hate charades.
The first time I toured with the ‘Large Band’ in 1988, I got so tired. If I just stood still anywhere, I could go to sleep. I was that tired. But I had to perform. And I did, and after that tour, I was much less fretful about going out onstage.
When I first started Lion Babe, I wore a lot of denim to perform in because I had a limited closet. A lot of the time, I was in cutoff shorts – either dark or light denim – and then I would pair them with whatever top I had.
So I played the acoustic guitar and harmonica and stomped my foot and I think I was right in assuming that Greenwich Village would be the best place to perform my own material and possibly get some attention, move on to making records and all.
I think that what we were doing with the live musical version of ‘Shrek’ was taking the ideas and the structure of the movie and not necessarily reinventing it but reimagining it. It is a very different medium to perform.
I would never lay down a pre-programmed set and perform to a pre-mixed CD; I would never cheat my fans like that.
I’m not the first player to have their home Grand Slam and not perform. There have been a few Australians and French players, you name it. It’s a tough thing. But it is one of those things. Would I rather have a Grand Slam in my country than not? I would.
I always wanted to perform. I remember being 5 years old and telling my parents to sit down as I was going to put on a play for them.
I choose my actors well and get to know the quirks of their personalities – and, most of all, I share humor with them. Then I keep my eyes open when they rehearse and perform, because you never know where the next stimulation comes from.
I have to perform every time I’m in the car, and show that I’m capable, and I need a little bit of timing and luck to come together.
Rather than wringing our hands about robots taking over the world, smart organizations will embrace strategic automation use cases. Strategic decisions will be based on how the technology will free up time to do the types of tasks that humans are uniquely positioned to perform.
It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of ‘culture.’
I come from the tradition of a big Irish family that loves to sing. I love to perform.
I never want to cannibalize my act, and I’m really excited that I am going to be able to perform new material. I’m not a huge fan of repeating jokes, and I don’t really do any of my old material from old stand-up acts.
I think rock ‘n’ roll would become exponentially, considerably more difficult to perform past about 65.
It’s got to feel good off the face, it’s got to look good from on top of the ball. And then, obviously, it’s got to perform. But in those iron testings, obviously, I’m just trying to hit the best shots I can.
I would love to do more movies. I’d like to get into some theater, too, if I could, just to learn more. I want to do gritty performances that I’m proud of. It doesn’t matter to me if four people see it or millions of people see it, as long as I perform in such a way that people go, ‘Wow!’
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.
When I was younger, I was always willing to tell a joke and play out a scene. I would get sticks and pretend they were light sabers. I think it was just at a young age, I was so willing to jump up and perform a little play at the family picnic.
Going on the road for long stretches can seem daunting, and I certainly miss being home sometimes, but the chance to see so many different cities, let alone perform in them, is something I am really grateful for.
I’ve been making music since I was 14, but for a while, I was afraid to perform.
I went to a French immersion school, and French-Canadianimprov is a big thing, and we had an improv team at school, and 12 of us would get up and make things up against other elementary schools. I’d always wanted to perform, and that was just another extension of it.
I always tell people that this is a really simple deal: Work hard. If you work hard, follow what’s required and set your priorities right, then you can really perform without taking shortcuts. If you’re taking shortcuts, you can’t be free.
I don’t want people losing respect for me as a player. I want to go out in every game and perform to the highest level. I have no retirement plans. I’ve had a lot of injuries but I want to continue playing.
If you’ve followed my career at all, you will know that I perform best in comfortable surroundings. Though other leagues may seem more enticing to other players, it’s something I’m just not interested in doing personally.
London was my first Olympics, but I tried for three beforehand. I was measured for the Olympic uniform three times before London, and I finally made the team. It was a big deal, and it was quite emotional, which is probably one of the reasons I didn’t perform at my best.
Being fit is almost as important to me as my face. And for me, it’s a combination of being spiritually and physically fit. There are guys who want to look good, and there are guys who want to perform at their best. Being fit is about being able to perform at your best, not necessarily just looking your best.
You have to learn to draw the same emotion you had when you wrote a song every time you perform it. Acting is the same way: You have to find those emotions and bring them to the surface, and then put them back when you’re done.
A soul occupied with great ideas performs small duties.
As opposed to putting too much confidence in myself, or in an image or a scene or a set of brushes, I really want to allow the oilpaint to perform, to show me the things that it wants to do, beyond my imagination.
I’m like a dude. Jordans are my favorite. I wear them all the time for shows. I can get girly-girly when I want to, but I can’t perform in heels. I would bust my face open on stage, and we don’t want that.
What I wear is everything – from how I carry my hair to what I’m wearing on my feet. I have to feel comfortable on stage, so I like to wear things that have room. My mood changes a lot, so sometimes I wear 6-inch heels, and other times I’ll perform in bare feet.
Westerners often laud their children as ‘talented’ or ‘gifted’, while Asian parents highlight the importance of hard work. And in fact, research performed by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck has found that the way parents offerapproval affects the way children perform, even the way they feel about themselves.
I always thought after 2002 that I’d hang up my skates and turn professional and just go on tour and do shows. But I don’t know when it is enough. I mean, I still enjoy it. I’m the luckiest girl alive that I get to perform in front of thousands of people, do what I love doing.
You perform for a different audience each night. People who don’t understand just think that you go out there every night and do the same thing, but you don’t – you have to find out who they are and give it to them.
I really don’t get nervous when I perform -it’s more of an exciting feeling than anything else. But put me in a classroom with kids my age and have me take a test and yeah, I’ll be nervous!
I always say that I was dancing and acting in the belly. I feel like it’s something I was born with and inspired by my family since I grew up backstage, watching them perform. I guess it was just a natural path for me.
As a kid, I loved leading ‘dance camp’ in my garage for the neighborhood kids. I would choreograph really intricate routines for us to perform. It was so much fun!
I’m always amazed at how much people ‘get’ when I’m performing overseas. I’ve never had to change my act on my international shows; I just make sure that I’ve taken some time to get to know the people in those countries before I perform. That’s been really useful.
The Analytical Engine has no pretensions whatever to originate anything. It can do whatever we know how to order it to perform… But it is likely to exert an indirect and reciprocal influence on science itself.
My worst fear is to not able to understand what my director wants me to do. I might not be able to reciprocate to his idea or vision. I may not be able to perform before the camera. Those are my worst fears.
Neurosurgery is a new challenge with each case. The preparation, the discipline, the technical skills and the need to perform at your very best under pressure provide the same adrenaline rush I had in football.
I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead, ‘A pretty move, for the love of God.’ And when good football happens, I give thanks for the miracle, and I don’t give a damn which team or country performs it.
When you are scoring runs, you automatically become a good leader because you are armed with so much confidence. If you struggle with your performance, then it becomes very difficult for a leader to perform his role.
You know, sometimes the little victories that I have throughout the season are not necessarily obvious on the track. Maybe they’re another aspect of what I’m doing, winning little victories here and there to get everything in line to be able to perform from top to bottom on race day.
All these interviews I’m doing – this is the kind of stuff that I was dreaming about doing when I was younger. I was praying for people to want to write about me. I wanted people to hear my music. I wanted to perform. I wanted to be on billboards.
The minute we stop learning, we begin death, the process of dying. We learn from each other with every action we perform. We are teaching goodness or evil every time we step out of the house and into the street.
As an artist who performs on the stage, I try to express my feelings and convey my inner thoughts through the looks I give the audience. So, I tend to focus on making sure that my makeuphighlights my eyes properly.
I was lucky enough to get to perform on stage in front of 20 million people on TV, and 150 thousand in concerts. For 15 minutes I got to be a rock star, the 15 minutes is great! It turns into Spinal Tap after 20 minutes.
People make the mistake of thinking they’ve got to perform just because someone has said something about their potential.
It’s fun to perform Bernie Sanders and give his boring percentages and fact-based points to address some ridiculous Trumpisms, because that was always my fantasy for what the general election would look like.
My impression of Las Vegas was in the movies and on TV. So we were all gonna go see somebody perform – I can’t recall who it was – and we went out and rented tuxedos because I thought that’s what you did in Vegas.
We all perform our lives in a way. And the actor is a perfect metaphor to get at that theme of ‘how do we find our authentic selves?’ And that we all – whether we’re actors or not – perform ourselves. As a way of searching. As a way of fumbling around and trying to say, is this my voice? Is this who I am?
Performing didn’t feel comfortable until I was about 17. I loved to sing, but I always said I would never perform because I was too scared.
For film and television, it’s interesting how fans feel that their particular ways of manifesting their affections are the correct ones. It’s not just about being a fan, it’s about how you perform your fandom. That’s always been interesting to me.