Audience Quotes

We are born at the rise of the curtain and we die with its fall, and every night in the presence of our patrons we write our new creation, and every night it is blotted out forever; and of what use is it to say to audience or to critic, "Ah, but you should have seen me last Tuesday?

Jules Renard

Advertising practitioners are interpreters. But unlike foreign language interpreters, adpeople must constantly learn new languages. They must understand the language of each new product, and speak the language of each new target audience.

Jef I. Richards

On the stage, you have to find truth, even if you have to lose the audience

Anthony Quinn

Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified

Ralph Waldo Emerson

As a born actress, she instinctively understands that the world is more than a stage-it is an audience.

R. Z. Sheppard

The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience

Arthur Schopenhauer

If there are twelve clowns in a ring, you can jump in the middle and start reciting Shakespeare, but to the audience, you'll just be the thirteenth clown

Adam Walinsky

When a subject is highly controversial... one cannot hope to tell the truth. One can only show how one came to hold whatever opinion one does hold. One can only give one's audience the chance of drawing their own conclusions as they observe the limitations, the prejudices, the idiosyncrasies of the speaker.

Virginia Woolf

You need three things in the theater - the play, the actors and the audience, - and each must give something

Kenneth Haigh

This whole creation is essentially subjective, and the dream is the theater where the dreamer is at once: scene, actor, prompter, stage manager, author, audience, and critic.

Carl Gustav Jung

When [actors] are talking, they are servants of the dramatist. It is what they can show the audience when they are not talking that reveals the fine actor.

Cedric Hardwicke

If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.

William Hazlitt

Actors should be overheard, not listened to, and the audience is 50 percent of the performance.

Shirley Booth

One of my chief regrets during my years in the theater is that I could not sit in the audience and watch me

John Barrymore

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening

Dorothy Sarnoff

Your audience gives you everything you need. They tell you. There is no director who can direct you like an audience.

Fanny Brice

Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another.

George Carlin

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.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Alexander Gregg

My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure.

Ashleigh Brilliant

If you want an audience start a fight.

Irish Proverb

Don't dumb it down. The audience is smart and gets what you are doing.

Bruce Paltrow

It is not enough to demand insight and informative images of reality from the theater. Our theater must stimulate a desire for understanding, a delight in changing reality. Our audience must experience not only the ways to free Prometheus, but be schooled in the very desire to free him. Theater must teach all the pleasures and joys of discovery, all the feelings of triumph associated with liberation.

Bertolt Brecht

I learned very early that an audience would relax and look at things differently if they felt they could laugh with you from time to time. There`s an energy that comes through the release of tension that is laughter.

Twyla Tharp

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