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He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All lovers swear more performance than they are able, and yet reserve an ability that they never perform; vowing more than the perfection of ten, and discharging less than the tenth part of one.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are people who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport. Wrestling is not sport, it is a spectacle, and it is no more ignoble to attend a wrestled performance of suffering than a performance of the sorrows of Arnolphe or Andromaque.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When a book, any sort of book, reaches a certain intensity of artistic performance it becomes literature. That intensity may be a matter of style, situation, character, emotional tone, or idea, or half a dozen other things. It may also be a perfection of control over the movement of a story similar to the control a great pitcher has over the ball.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Much more than our other needs and endeavors, it is sexuality that puts us on an even footing with our kind: the more we practice it, the more we become like everyone else: it is in the performance of a reputedly bestial function that we prove our status as citizens: nothing is more public than the sexual act.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How you measure the performance of your managers directly affects the way they act.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is much more difficult to measure non-performance than performance. Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Non-performance can almost always be explained away.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises -- but only performance is reality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is enough that we set out to mold the motley stuff of life into some form of our own choosing; when we do, the performance is itself the wage.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is surprising, in the welter of questions that one gets at (AGMs), how few actually relate to the performance of the company, or the decisions taken by the board in particular areas.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know. There we go beyond those limited and limiting patterns of body, emotions, volition, and understanding that have been keeping us in dry-dock. Instead we become available to our capacity for a larger life in body, mind, and spirit. In this state we know great torrents of delight.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you want a high performance woman, I can go from zero to bitch in less than 2.1 seconds.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellency becomes a reality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you have a grateful heart (which is a miracle amongst you statesmen), show it by directing the bearer to the best wine in town, and pray let not this highest point of sacred friendship be performed slightly, but go about it with all due deliberation and care, as holy priests to sacrifice, or as discreet thieves to the wary performance of burglary and shop-lifting. Let your well-discerning palate (the best judge about you) travel from cellar to cellar and then from piece to piece till it has lighted on wine fit for its noble choice and my approbation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
America is the civilization of people engaged in transforming themselves. In the past, the stars of the performance were the pioneer and the immigrant. Today, it is youth and the Black.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The injustice of defeat lies in the fact that its most innocent victims are made to look like heartless accomplices. It is impossible to see behind defeat, the sacrifices, the austere performance of duty, the self-discipline and the vigilance that are there -- those things the god of battle does not take account of.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
O world, world! thus is the poor agent despised. O traitors and bawds, how earnestly are you set a-work, and how ill requited! Why should our endeavor be so loved, and the performance so loathed?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The audience is the most revered member of the theater. Without an audience there is no theater. Every technique learned by the actor, every curtain, every flat on the stage, every careful analysis by the director, every coordinated scene, is for the enjoyment of the audience. They are our guests, our evaluators, and the last spoke in the wheel which can then begin to roll. They make the performance meaningful.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A wedding. A handshake. A kiss. A coronation. A parade. A dance. A meal. A graduation. A Mass. A ritual is the performance of an intuition, the rehearsal of a dream, the playing of a game. A sacrament is the breaking through of the sacred into the profane, a ritual is the ceremonial acting out of the profane in oder to show forth its sacredness.
A sacrament is God offering his holiness to men, a ritual is men raising up the holiness of their humanity to God.More [08/31/2005 12:08:00]
I'd also like to do a play. I've never done theater, and constantly changing and refining a performance is something I'd like to do, even though it may sound like work to some people - and it probably is work.More [11/09/2005 12:11:00]
(My performance at the recent Australian Open) gave me a lot of confidence. Making the last eight (in Melbourne) exceeded all my expectations. Now that confidence shows, especially in today's game. I've been improving every week.More [03/18/2006 12:03:00]
If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?More [03/20/2006 12:03:00]
Obviously, it's not a performance that we're proud of. But nobody's going in the tank, or giving up. We're going to come out next week and have a lot of our problems fixed.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
A screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that millions will see his performance at one time, where only hundreds will see it on the stage.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
The actor depends wholly on himself. He gives his performance in what, to him, seems the most effective manner.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
There's nothing like a play. It's so immediate and every performance is different. As an actor, you have the most control over what the audience is seeing.More [04/28/2006 12:04:00]
I've been playing music since I was 12 and I like to play in a band. It takes the place of theatre for me, the live performance element.More [05/02/2006 12:05:00]
I started off in a small theatre performance company and worked my way into commercials.More [05/03/2006 12:05:00]
My performance is like a love letter to Tim.More [05/19/2006 12:05:00]
The people who don't have a good relationship with me from a good performance point of view are very few and far between.More [05/24/2006 12:05:00]
“The tech rally looked good (this morning), but after an hour they went to far too fast, ... You're getting six-month performance in about an hour. Everyone wants to be on the leading edge of what's happening, so you get these huge swings.”More [06/20/2006 12:06:00]
“You see, there are always purists in every, in every art form and particularly I think in, in performance arts of any kind.”More [07/10/2006 12:07:00]
“Even though it did well at the box office and I think my performance is fine, I thought ('The Relic') could have been a better movie.”More [07/10/2006 12:07:00]
“Sometimes you have to sacrifice your performance for high heels.”More [08/17/2006 12:08:00]
I have a university degree in kinesiology and worked in a physiotherapy clinic. I also worked at the human performance lab at York University testing lead athletes and was writing a book with a professor when I started fitness modeling, and acting sprouted from that.More [10/15/2006 12:10:00]
“Network managers need to be more application-aware. As you move toward service-oriented architectures and Web services, the management changes pretty dramatically, and there isn't the tight coupling between the application and the infrastructure. It's more dynamic, and the network has more impact on the performance of those applications.”More [10/31/2006 12:10:00]
“A lot was made of our last performance and rightly so because it wasn't up to the level we can play at. We have to play better because Wales will make it hard for us – it will be a tough match.”More [11/13/2006 12:11:00]
“I'm pleased with my personal performance but particularly with the way the team played overall.”More [11/13/2006 12:11:00]
It would have to be connected with performance art somehow, either in the front of the house or the back. I was myopic about this from fourth grade on.More [11/22/2006 12:11:00]
I'm worried because of my mother, she's going to see my performance and she's quite hard. She's going to see me naked. And my Dad, woah. Yeah, they're going to see me like a woman, you know?More [01/11/2007 12:01:00]
Sayles could pull a performance out of a dog. I'm serious. He was just amazing. The world could fall apart and he remained on neutral.More [01/14/2007 12:01:00]
“I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone.”More [03/05/2007 12:03:00]
[Norman hears the Green Goblin cackling]
Norman Osborn: Is somebody there?
Green Goblin: [mocking] Somebody?
Norman Osborn: Who are you?
Green Goblin: Don't play the innocent with ME - you've known all along!
Norman Osborn: Where are you?
Green Goblin: Follow the cold shiver running down your spine...
[Norman wildly searches among his collection of masks for the source of the voice]
Green Goblin: [impatiently] I'm HERE!
[Norman turns and confronts his reflection in a mirror]
Norman Osborn: I don't understand...
Green Goblin: Did you think it was coincidence - so many good things happening for you, all for you, Norman?
[He drains Norman's glass and hurls it away]
Norman Osborn: What do you want?
Green Goblin: To do what you won't, to say what you can't - to *remove* those in your way...
[He holds up a newspaper which Norman examines. The main headlines state the murder of the Oscorp Board of Governors at the hands of the Green Goblin]
Norman Osborn: The Board of Governors - you killed them!
Green Goblin: WE killed them!
Norman Osborn: We?
Green Goblin: Remember? Your little "accident" in the laboratory...?
Norman Osborn: The performance enhancers...
Green Goblin: Bingo. Me! Your greatest creation. Bringing you what you always wanted: power beyond your wildest dreams. There is only one who could stop us - or imagine if he should join us...
[as Norman watches in fear, the Goblin bares his teeth in an utterly manic grin... ]More [03/18/2007 12:03:00]
Samuel Pepys: You know, Mr. K, the performance of yours I always liked best? As much as I adored your Desdemona and your Juliet, I've always loved best your 'britches' parts. Rosalind, for instance. And not just because of the woman stuff but also because of the man sections. Your performance of the man stuff seemed so right, so true. I suppose I felt it was the most real in the play.
Ned Kynaston: You know why the man stuff seemed so real? Because I'm pretending. You see a man through the mirror of a woman through the mirror of a man. You take one of those reflecting glasses away it doesn't work. The man only works because you see him in contrast to the woman he is. If you saw him without the her he lives inside, he wouldn't seem a man at all.
[pause]
Samuel Pepys: Yes. You've obviously thought longer on this question than I.More [05/01/2007 12:05:00]
I was able to keep my sinker - which is my best pitch - down all day. I got ahead in counts, which allowed me to pound the zone. It was my best performance of the year.More [07/06/2007 12:07:00]
[Neil's father has just driven him home from his performance in "A Midsummer Night's Dream."]
Mr. Perry: We're trying very hard to understand why it is that you insist on defying us. Whatever the reason, we're not going to let you ruin your life. Tomorrow I'm withdrawing you from Welton and enrolling you in Braighton Military School. You're going to Harvard, and you're going to be a doctor.
Neil Perry: That's ten more years! Father, that's a LIFETIME!
Mr. Perry: Oh, stop it! Don't be so dramatic! You make it sound like a prison term! You don't understand, Neil! You have opportunities that I never even dreamt of, and I am not going to let you waste them!
Neil Perry: I've got to tell you what I feel!
Mrs. Perry: We've been so worried about you!
Mr. Perry: WHAT? What? Tell me what you feel! What is it? Is it more of this, this ACTING business? Because you can forget about that! What?
Neil Perry: [pauses] Nothing.
Mr. Perry: [pauses] Nothing? Well, then, let's go to bed.More [08/22/2007 12:08:00]
“After that movie — I wasn't very proud of my performance — I got an acting coach, ... He's just helped me a lot, so much, and the past five or six films I feel like I'm getting better with every film.”More [10/23/2007 12:10:00]
Just get it in the Chase and we would start working on stuff. I tell you what, I like this format but I’d just like to be on the inside of it. One year ago is when our problem started. We started searching too early for ‘05 and actually our cars, I think went south as far as performance and that just sort of led us to our year.More [11/29/2007 12:11:00]
We felt to improve the performance of the 88 team it was important to establish a leadership that has been lacking for the last few months, … Todd has a record that speaks for itself both with preparing race cars and making decisions in the pits. Todd has the skills, ability and talent to lead a race team, and he is committed to winning races.More [11/29/2007 12:11:00]
Some may interpret this weak performance as a sign that the energy shocks may have finally taken their toll.More [12/11/2007 12:12:00]
[the Confederate officers are watching a performance by a group of Texans]
Col. Tazewell Patton: General Hood, we owe you Texas boys a debt of gratitude for putting on these shows for us.
General John Bell Hood: Colonel Patton, any man that can't carry a tune ain't fit to carry a musket.More [12/26/2007 12:12:00]
Lucy McFadden: [watching Elliot's performance as a gay Richard III] Looks like the guy at the beauty parlor.More [01/01/2008 12:01:00]
Kermit: Piggy? Piggy, you're overacting.
Miss Piggy: What?
Kermit: You're overacting. You're hamming it up!
Miss Piggy: I am not! I am trying to save this movie.
Kermit: Yeah, well save your performance instead!More [01/09/2008 12:01:00]

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