Audience Quotes

By whatever means it is accomplished, the prime business of a play is to arouse the passions of its audience so that by the route of passion may be opened up new relationships between a man and men, and between men and Man. Drama is akin to the other

Arthur Miller

I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.

Thomas Love Peacock

I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna. Madonna knows what to do next, and when she's performing, the audience is just in awe of her.

Britney Spears

In music, the punctuation is absolutely strict, the bars and rests are absolutely defined. But our punctuation cannot be quite strict, because we have to relate it to the audience. In other words we are continually changing the score.

Ralph Richardson

Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn't had an audience, and lines to speak?

Jean Genet

Wizard of Oz: You people should consider yourselves lucky that I'm granting you an audience tomorrow instead of 20 years from now

The Wizard of Oz

Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.

Alfred Jarry

If I get a hard audience they are not going to get away until they laugh. Those seven laughs a minute -- I've got to have them

Ken Dodd

Dancing is my number one love. That was my first goal as a child. I would love to do stage, maybe do Chicago. I love being in front of an audience. It's so stimulating. I also love to barbecue.

Carmen Electra

A low trick I hate to stoop to is tying and untying my shoelaces. It seems to fascinate audiences probably because so many women in the audience have their shoes off, or wish they did.

Edward Everett Horton

Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience 4000 critics

Mark Twain

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.

William Orville Douglas

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

Margaret Chase Smith

The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction

Michael Faraday

PIANO, n. A parlor utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor. It is operated by pressing the keys of the machine and the spirits of the audience.

Ambrose Bierce

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