Performance Quotes (1886 Quotes)




    He's lost something, some illusion I used to think was necessary to him. He's come to realize he too is human. Or is this a performance, for my benefit, to show me he's up-to-date? Maybe men shouldn't have been told about their own humanity. It's only made them uncomfortable. It's only made them trickier, slier, more evasive, harder to read.


    If I listen to some utterly perfect performance of an utterly perfect piece while I'm driving, I might want to close my eyes and die right then and there. But listening to the D major, I can feel the limits of what humans are capable of - that a certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect. And personally, I feel that encouraging. Do you know what I'm getting at?


    God isn't interested in watching you enact some performance of personality in order to comply with some crackpot notion you have about how a spiritual person looks or behaves. We all seem to get this idea that, in order to be sacred, we have to make some massive, dramatic change of character, that we have to renounce our individuality.


    The order never varies. Two slices of bread-and-butter each, and China tea. What a hide-bound couple we must seem, clinging to custom because we did so in England. Here, on this clean balcony, white and impersonal with centuries of sun, I think of half-past-four at Manderley, and the table drawn before the library fire. The door flung open, punctual to the minute, and the performance, never-varying, of the laying of the tea, the silver tray, the kettle, the snowy cloth.


    Past performance doesn't have anything to do with future performance. It's a massive delusion. It's the most insane thing in the world. You want a pick a fund with low turnover where the management has been around for a long time.


    The institute's side-impact test mimics a real-world crash in which a pickup or SUV runs a red light or stop sign and strikes a vehicle in the side, ... The A6's double best-pick performance, especially, is the kind we hope to see every time we test a vehicle.

    Freedom Rings has been closely analyzing the performance of its stores in the Philadelphia area over the past several months. After consultation with its creditors, it has been determined that closing the remaining four stores is the best way to maximize

    Half of his pay is dependent on the performance of the company, so that looks pretty reasonable relative to the pay of other CEOs at big companies. It probably doesn't look reasonable to the guy who just got laid off.


    On a pure technology basis, we are leapfrogging our competition in terms of processing performance and compute power, both in terms of the number of CPUs customers can order as well as in the performance of the processors themselves,

    Over time, the performance-per-watt equation is becoming increasingly important. Its power is relative to performance as opposed to raw power or lowest power consumption.


    A lot of it was that our receivers were banged up. Any time you don't have your receivers out there, it's tough to get timing. That goes with the quarterback performance. It may not always be his fault, and that was the case today many times.

    It is essential that we put an end to steroid abuse and set a better example for aspiring young athletes to follow, so that some day, when they make it in the All Star Game, it will be because of their own natural talents, and not because of a performance enhancing product.

    For the first time out of the gate, I'm pleased with that performance. It's just one game and we've still got a long way to go, but that was an efficient effort. Our backs ran hard, and when you move the ball like we did, you know the offensive line is doing its job. On the other side of the ball, when you get a shutout, you've done a pretty good job there.

    There was no effort to abandon any aesthetic or embrace a new one this time around. But the songs are more 'song-y,' perhaps because they were honed out on the road. There's something about the immediacy of performing in front of an audience, as opposed to a performance in your own head... what you do can be shaped by the reaction you get from the crowd.

    We need to continually find performers that have that level of performance and expression on floor. It really brings the crowd into it. ... Once the drum roll in her floor routine starts, they really all get into it.

    Growth in real gross domestic product amounted to 4.5 percent in 2004, and preliminary anecdotal evidence suggests that this performance may have been exceeded somewhat in 2005.

    David has asked me, a number of people have asked me and said, What performance do you like best or what's the best film you've made and so on and I don't really have any hesitation that the film I'm least embarrassed by and ashamed of or uneasy about is Shadowlands.


    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.


    There is certainly significant quality in our book both in terms of the quality of the horses at the end of the shank and in their racetrack performance. We had a bunch of horses that worked well during our first under tack show, they looked good doing it, and they look good when you go to the barn. In the 2-year-old sales, you've got to pass all three tests, and we had a number of horses that I thought passed all three tests with flying colors in the first preview. They have good conformation, they looked good on the video, and they worked within a reasonable timeframe in terms of demonstrating some level of athletic ability.

    We have a young team, and our guys faced some adversity early in the meet but turned things around and did what they had to do. Our depth took over, and we won some close races. I was really pleased with the performance coming out of winter break.



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