To me as long as we've known each other I've always thought Mick's most brilliant thing was that he could work in an area two foot square and give a very exciting performance.
It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
That's how you get a performance - they put trust in you.
I worked with creative people who were very demanding of me and they helped me reach performances that I never could have gotten on my own without being pushed and having trust in them. And so I know the best way to get the best performance of an actor and that's not to coddle them or to baby them. It's to help them it's to push them.
I had this totally impossible dream of being an actress. Trust me just because I'm lucky enough to be doing this doesn't make any of this less of a pipe dream. And nothing gets my juices flowing like a really great performance. To see someone on stage I get really excited.
Some directors cast you because they trust you to do the performance - but then they forget to direct you.
A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over even in victory to see what might be done to improve the performance the next time.
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.
I think that technology has both introduced new sounds but also allowed an increasingly painterly approach to recording music as you can now paint over what you've done and more and more refine an existing performance.
Performance capture is a technology not a genre it's just another way of recording an actor's performance.
The teacher of history's work should be ideally not simply a description of past cultures but a performance of the culture in which we live and are increasingly taking our being.
Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals ' the ones who somehow know how to teach.
A coach once told me there are four factors that determine a players' performance: his tactical awareness his physical condition his technical ability and his mental strength.
I'm a father of four so whenever I'm not working my kids have their different sports or plays or school performances so I don't do a whole lot of other stuff besides being a dad.
I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the '60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories.
The East Germans first used biomechanics. This meant that rather than guessing about technique and form they could apply changes to athletic performance based on science.
I think opera has gained a kind of glamorous appeal. It's a live performance that aligns all of the arts and when it is represented in the media in film in particular it is presented as something that is really a special event whether it's a great date or something that's just hugely romantic.
Royalties are not how most writers or musicians make their living. Musicians by and large make a living with a relationship with an audience that is economically harnessed through performance and ticket sales.
Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth as was demonstrated with Watergate we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious contemptuous even of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news.
Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today even for the same performance.
If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there - not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children things that touch your soul.
Written poetry is different. Best thing is to see it in performance first then read it. Performance is more provocative.
Pop stardom is not very compelling. I'm much more interested in a relationship between performer and audience that is of equals. I came up through folk music and there's no pomp and circumstance to the performance. There's no like 'I'll be the rock star you be the adulating fan.'
I think what made it difficult for people to get and still makes it difficult for people to get is the theatrical nature of the work and the fact that my music doesn't exist without the performance-art element.