May 8, 2014

The Performing Arts

Rudy Gutierrez
“I try to use my music to move these people to act."
Gary Kelley
"The world is a complicated place, and there's a lot of division between people. The performing arts tend to unify people in a way nothing else does."
David Rubenstein
C.F. Payne
"Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke."
Steve Martin
Mark Summers
"Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body."
Martha Graham
Kent Barton
"I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds."
Dizzy Gillespie
Kinuko Y. Craft
"No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible."
W. H. Auden
Sam Spratt
"Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen."
- Amy Winehouse
Niklas Asker
"Artists are traditionally resistant to labels."
Patti Smith
Ted Wright
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."
Ray Charles
Goni Montes
"The people in my songs are all me."
Bob Dylan
John Mattos
"Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good."  
Terrence Mann
David Johnson
"With an orchestra you are building citizens, better citizens for the community."
- Gustavo Dudamel
Orlando Arocena
"Music is in my DNA!"
Chase Stone
"A record ... is a statement, it's its own statement, its own entity, rather than being about something else. If I was a painter ... I don't paint the chair, I would paint feelings about the chair."
- Bob Dylan
Bill Sanderson
"What's important about an actor is his acting, not his life."
Vincent Price
Douglas Smith
"All the world's a stage."
William Shakespeare
Gregory Manchess
"When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character." 
Tupac Shakur
Jason Seiler
"The only thing you owe the public is a good performance."
Humphrey Bogart
Dongyun Lee
"I'm a good music provider, and I'm fine with that. I'm a quality music manufacturer."
John Mayer
Guy Stauber
"The revolution will not be televised"
Gil Scott-Heron
Chris Gall
"Rebel children, I urge you, fight the turgid slick of conformity with which they seek to smother your glory."
Russell Brand
Edward Kinsella III
"I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir."
David Bowie
Thomas Ehretsmann
"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."
Leonard Cohen
Tyler Jacobson
"The whole deal is when you walk onstage, you're up there bigger than life. People idolize you."
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Ricardo Martinez
"Only the mediocre copy. Geniuses steal."
Paco de Lucía
Tim Bower
"Hearing the blues changed my life."
Van Morrison
Eric Drooker
"You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there."
Maria Callas
David Palumbo
"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."
David Bowie
James Bennett
" "Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."
Twyla Tharp
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Music is exciting and easy to enjoy, the rhythm and voice. It does not need interpretation. That is why it is called the Universal Language."
Ellen J. Barrier
Tran Nguyen
"Filmmaking is a miracle of collaboration."
James McAvoy

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