Audience Quotes

We had all week to rehearse. An audience would come in at the end of the week and we'd our little show. Most of the ad- libbing happened during the week on the show.

Dick Van Dyke

When I tried to branch out into comedy, I didn't do very well at it, so I went back to doing what I do naturally well, or what the audience expects from me - action pictures.

Sylvester Stallone

I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being.

Martha Graham

The challenge to me as a director was for the audience to see the film as going on in a straight line, so that they did not sense all of these break-ups. I did not want a film to be a collage of all these images.

Pedro Almodovar

Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible.

Bell Hooks

Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.

Rebecca West

I am proud of what I have got and I need an audience.

Farrah Fawcett

Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well!

Barbara Bush

And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well!

Barbara Bush

If you want something from an audience, you give blood to their fantasies. It's the ultimate hustle.

Marlon Brando

The audience should feel like voyeurs. Their response is absolutely crucial.

Alan Rickman

If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs.

Tina Fey

I think that by ignoring the show you're ignoring the audience who put you there.

Simon Cowell

Over time, quality work will lead to an audience for your work.

Nicholas Sparks

I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along.

Bruce Springsteen

The audience likes their emotions to be touched. They want to laugh and cry and feel good.

Magic Johnson

The first time I got up in front of an audience was terror, abject terror, which continued for another four or five years. There still is, a little bit.

Bob Newhart

When you hire me, you hire a nut who is going to work 24 hours a day for you and never, ever burn his audience.

Howard Stern

I call it fan fatigue. I went to see Bob Dylan last year, who I think is absolutely incredible, but he suffers from his audience.

Roger Daltrey

The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it.

James Thurber

I'm always prepared for the worst. I was prepared to have the book come out, sell seven copies, and have to keep working in advertising, so it was just great that it was received so well and by such a huge audience.

Augusten Burroughs

As an actor you become that lighting rod between the person who made the play and the audience.

Christopher Walken

An actor really is a kind of intermediary between an audience and the piece, whether it's a play or movie.

Christopher Walken

The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.

Camille Paglia

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