Performing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old performing quotes, performing sayings, and performing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Once you've gotten used to performing, you can't give it up.     

Minnie Pearl

When you're performing, you're creating a moment.     

Erykah Badu

So much of performing is a mind game.     

Joshua Bell

The terror of performing never goes away. Instead, you get very, very comfortable being terrified.     

Eric Whitacre

If you're performing for the right reasons, it's glorious.     

Dion DiMucci

A lot of performing instincts are involved in the business of direction, but so is analysis and having a sense of literature.     

Trevor Nunn

You create opportunities by performing, not complaining     

Muriel Siebert

The cost of performing well in bad times can be relative underperformance in good times.     

Seth Klarman

Other people's lives are affected by how you are treating yourself and the way in which you are performing.     

Jason Mraz

Performing is very much like cooking: putting it all together, raising the temperature.     

David Tudor

There's the added element of adrenaline if you're performing. You're aware of spatial relationships and the music.     

Kim Gordon

Performing live is like harvesting your crops and sharing your food with people.     

Jason Mraz

Performing with anthrax in the building is not nearly as difficult as performing in a home where you might get stabbed at night.     

Darrell Hammond

Performing is about developing empathy, which leads us to a broader view of the world and encourages us to develop compassion; so we can comfort each other and not be so brutal with each other.     

Willem Dafoe

Once you been performing on the streets you can conquer any venue.     

Dave Chappelle

We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.     


Performing live in front of an audience is such a matter of will - all of those things you can do just fine in your basement, suddenly you have to do them in front of hundreds or thousands of people, and it becomes a different matter entirely.     

Neil Peart

The worse you're performing, the more you must work mentally and emotionally. The greatest and toughest art in golf is playing badly well. All the true greats have been masters at it.     

Jack Nicklaus

To be at the top, you have to have a competitive streak in you. If you're not performing, you've got to be angry with yourself.     

Michael Owen