In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight
Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of respect for clowning in rock music - look at Little Richard. It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also believed that it released the audience.
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.
When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written.
If you want an audience start a fight.
My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure.
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
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.
Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another.
Your audience gives you everything you need. They tell you. There is no director who can direct you like an audience.
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening
One of my chief regrets during my years in the theater is that I could not sit in the audience and watch me
Actors should be overheard, not listened to, and the audience is 50 percent of the performance.
If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.
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.
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.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
You need three things in the theater - the play, the actors and the audience, - and each must give something
I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
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.
Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.
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
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