Audience Quotes

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

There is only one thing I want to say about Ohio that has a political tinge, and that is that I think a mistake has been made of recent years in Ohio in failing to continue as our representatives the same people term after term. I do not need to tell a Washington audience, among whom there are certainly some who have been interested in legislation, that length of service in the House and in the Senate is what gives influence.

William Howard Taft

Snowboarding's relevance has expanded into a much broader audience who is accepting it as a sport, not as a novelty act.

Peter Carlisle

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.

Paul Ekman,

In the theater the audience wants to be surprised but by things that they expect.

Tristan Bernard

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