Audience Quotes

Well, all the plays that I was trying to write were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away from.

Arthur Miller

You can be the most artistically perfect performer in the world, but an audience is like a broad - if you're indifferent, Endsville.

Frank Sinatra

The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience.

John Cale

Sometimes one is without the pleasure of playing. But when the silence of the audience is perfect, we recover that.

Andre Segovia

A politician's words reveal less about what he thinks about his subject than what he thinks about his audience.

George F. Will

Gardening, I told myself, is the most sociable of hobbies. The very nature of one's field of activities demands an audience. No one wants flowers to blush unseen or waste their sweetness.

Barbara Cheney

The judge is forced for the most part to reach his audience through the medium of the press whose reporting of judicial decisions is all too often inaccurate and superficial.

Irving R. Kaufman

If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. [You must] reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience.

Jack Lemon

The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.

Oliver Goldsmith

Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.

Diogenes

There is no such thing as a Mass Mind. The Mass Audience is made up of individuals, and good advertising is written always from one person to another. When it is aimed at millions it rarely moves anyone.

Fairfax Cone

At male strip shows, it is still the women that we watch, the audience of women and their eager faces. They are more obscene than if they were dancing naked themselves.

Jean Baudrillard

My poor sight gives me an advantage. I can't see the people in the audience who are scratching their heads while I am lost in my role and giving everything I have to the drama.

Maria Callas

The audience is fifty percent of the performance

Shirley Booth

If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.

Tallulah Bankhead

The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster

Oscar Wilde

In the theatre the audience want to be surprised - but by things that they expect.

Tristan Bernard

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf

Walter Lippmann

When onstage, I always try to take my audience through as many emotions as I possibly can. I want them to go from laughter to tears, be shocked and surprised and walk out the door with a renewed sense of themselves - and maybe a smile.

Reba McEntire

A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.

Walter Savage Landor

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

Barbara Bush

If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on

Alfred Hitchcock

The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.

Paul Gauguin

An audience is always warming but it must never be necessary to your work

Gertrude Stein

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