Audience Quotes

The audience only pays attention as long as you know where you are going.

Philip Crosby

The program is nearly over! I can feel the audience is still with me but if I run faster I can shake them off

Bob Hope

I want people like some of you in this audience to be part of a Clinton administration, not because or in spite of your sexual orientation, but because America needs you

Bill Clinton

There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus and upset the convictions and debauch the emotions of an audience not practiced in the tricks and delusions of oratory

Mark Twain

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.


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.

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