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.
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.
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.
A politician's words reveal less about what he thinks about his subject than what he thinks about his audience.
I try to bring the audience's own drama - tears and laughter they know about - to them.
Sometimes one is without the pleasure of playing. But when the silence of the audience is perfect, we recover that.
The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience.
You can be the most artistically perfect performer in the world, but an audience is like a broad - if you're indifferent, Endsville.
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.
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
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
The program is nearly over! I can feel the audience is still with me but if I run faster I can shake them off
The audience only pays attention as long as you know where you are going.
We are sick with fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas. Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin
When you can be your own best audience and when your applause is the best applause you know of, youíre in good shape.
I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of a miracle.
Conductors must give unmistakable and suggestive signals to the orchestra, not choreography to the audience.
The best audience is intelligent, well-educated, and a little drunk.
It is true that the poet does not directly address his neighbors; but he does address a great congress of persons who dwell at the back of his mind, a congress of all those who have taught him and whom he has admired; they constitute his ideal audience and his better self.
People ask me how far I've come. And I tell them twelve feet: from the audience to the stage.
The audience is the best judge of anything. They cannot be lied to. Truth brings them closer. A moment that lags - they're gonna cough.
Once over there [Balkans], I felt extremely patriotic. Here are these people, from 18-year-olds to military veterans, enduring real duress for the cause of peace. I don't ever want to play for a regular audience again, only military folks who are starving for music.
A comedian can only last 'til he either takes himself serious or his audience takes him serious.
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