Perform

Famous quotes containing the word perform:

    Armies, for the most part, are made up of men drawn from simple and peaceful lives. In time of war they suddenly find themselves living under conditions of violence, requiring new rules of conduct that are in direct contrast to the conditions they lived under as civilians. They learn to accept this to perform their duties as fighting men.
    Gil Doud, U.S. screenwriter, and Jesse Hibbs. Walter Bedell Smith (Himself)

    All perform their tragic play,
    There struts Hamlet, there is Lear,
    That’s Ophelia, that Cordelia;
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.
    E.M. Cioran (b. 1911)