There are wonderful things in real jazz, the talent for improvisation, the liveliness, the being at one with the audience.
Solitude is an audience-chamber with God
In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight
Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of respect for clowning in rock music - look at Little Richard. It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also believed that it released the audience.
Shame is closely related to guilt, but there is a key qualitative difference. No audience is needed for feelings of guilt, no one else need know, for the guilty person is his own judge. Not so for shame. The humiliation of shame requires disapproval or ridicule by others. If no one ever learns of a
misdeed there will be no shame, but there still might be guilt. Of course, there may be both. The distinction between shame and guilt is very
important, since these two emotions may tear a person in opposite directions. The wish to relieve guilt may motivate a confession, but the wish to
avoid the humiliation of shame may prevent it.
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.
When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written.
Animation is the one type of movie that really does play for the entire audience. Our challenge is to make stories that connect for kids and adults.
The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent.
A blog is what all “websites wanted to be” updated on a regular basis, contains content that is of interest to a select or target audience and is easy to update and change.
My basic rule is to speak slowly and simply so that my audience has an opportunity to follow and think about what I am saying.
Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.
We are sick with fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas. Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin.
I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
Your weblog is your playground. Keep it fun for yourself. Pretend that your audience thinks you are the most fascinating person alive, and use whatever tools you have to let them know exactly what you think about current foreign policy, your favorite brand of tofu, or your new haircut.
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
If you want an audience start a fight.
My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure.
There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience
Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.
Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another.
Your audience gives you everything you need. They tell you. There is no director who can direct you like an audience.
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening
One of my chief regrets during my years in the theater is that I could not sit in the audience and watch me