Audiences Quotes

If you have any interests you can gain a wider audience for those interests while the goldfish bowl is yours!

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

Michael Faraday

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

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

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

Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

Alfred Jarry

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

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

Jean Genet

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

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

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

Thomas Love Peacock

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

Compare the cinema with theatre. Both are dramatic arts. Theatre brings actors before a public and every night during the season they re-enact the same drama. Deep in the nature of theatre is a sense of ritual. The cinema, by contrast, transports its audience individually, singly, out of the theatre towards the unknown.

John Berger

Only for the phony is commercialism-the bending of creativity to common utility-a naughty word. To the truly creative, it is a bridge to the great audience, a means of sharing rather than debasing.

Ernest A. Jones

The proverbial German phenomenon of the verb-at-the-end about which droll tales of absentminded professors who would begin a sentence, ramble on for an entire lecture, and then finish up by rattling off a string of verbs by which their audience, for whom the stack had long since lost its coherence, would be totally nonplussed, are told, is an excellent example of linguistic recursion.

Douglas Hofstadter

An ideal museum show would be a mating of Brideshead Revisited with House & Garden. provoking intense and pleasurable nostalgia for a past that none of its audience has had.

Robert Hughes

The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience.

Lester Bangs

Curiosity provoked me to lay a lot of our country stuff on our predominantly black audience and some of our black audience began whispering "who is that black hillbilly at the Cosmo?" After they laughed at me a few times they began requesting the hillbilly stuff and enjoyed dancing to it.

Chuck Berry

[T]here is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.

William Gaddis

The virtue of dress rehearsals is that they are a free show for a select group of artists and friends of the author, and where for one unique evening the audience is almost expurgated of idiots

Alfred Jarry

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Updated On : March 11, 2010
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