Quotes: performances

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Dear to us are those who love us... but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit, and urge us to new and unattempted performances.
  • Ellen Barkin
    Ellen Barkin
    American actress and producer 1954-
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    People tend to remember my performances, not me.
  • Abdul Kalam
    Abdul Kalam
    Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam better known as A 1931-2015
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    ... the best way to win was to not need to win. The best performances are accomplished when you are relaxed and free of doubt.
    Source: Wings of Fire
  • Aaron Copland
    Aaron Copland
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    I hope my recordings of my own works won't inhibit other people's performances. The brutal fact is that one doesn't always get the exact tempo one wants, although one improves with experience.
    Source: Classic Essays on Twentieth-Century Music
  • Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck
    American actor and filmmaker. 1972-
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    I've consciously taken on material that's a bit too much for me but not an overreach. The first movie, just about performances. 'The Town,' I learned how to work broader material, develop tension, direct bigger scenes, action sequences. 'Argo,' I experimented with film stock, widened the scope of my geography.
  • Cate Blanchett
    Cate Blanchett
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    People love events - they love performances, they love music - and I think Australians are great entertainers.
  • Billy West
    Billy West
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    Robin Williams understands sonic performances. He understands what it's like to change your voice up.
  • Billie Lourd
    Billie Lourd
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    The great thing about women directors is that they're not only involved in the performances - they can gauge where we all are personally and know how to direct us better because of that.
  • Billy Beane
    Billy Beane
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    The math works. Over the course of a season, there's some predictability to baseball. When you play 162 games, you eliminate a lot of random outcomes. There's so much data that you can predict: individual players' performances and also the odds that certain strategies will pay off.
  • Carlisle Floyd
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    The performances of my works in the last 10 years are probably equal to all the previous years put together. There are so many venues now and there is a completely new public for opera that's grown up outside of the traditional core opera public.
  • Boris Kodjoe
    Boris Kodjoe
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    The Southern Baptist Church is a specific culture in itself. So, I had to study, talk to people, watch tape and go to performances to see how Gospel artists move compared to secular artists.
  • Carlisle Floyd
    Carlisle Floyd
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    There's the Bacon society, which is fostered by his fourth wife Helen Bacon, but I don't know what kind of performances his music gets. He wrote symphonic music and some chorale music.
  • Billy Evans
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    Upsetting the dope is a favorite pastime in baseball. Past performances count for but little in the national pastime. Reputations don't get you anywhere. A club is judged solely on results, and to get results, you must win ball games.
  • Ben Harper
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    We figured you could download live shows for days, so we decided to go for a cream-of-the-crop approach, but not just take the best vocal or the best performances.
  • Bobby Bonilla
    Bobby Bonilla
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    We have to have great pitching performances from our guys, and we have to take it from there.
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