Audiences Quotes

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

The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so that they believe they are as clever as he

Karl Kraus

The great orator always shows a dash of contempt for the opinions of his audience

Elbert Hubbard

Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within, going abroad only for audience, and spectator, as we adapt our voice and phrase to the distance and character of the ear we speak to

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is my custom to keep on talking until I get the audience cowed

Mark Twain

Not content to have the audience in the palm of his hand, he goes one further and clinches his fist.

Kenneth Tynan

Opera is an 18th- and 19th-century art that must find a 20th-century audience.

Goeran Gentele

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

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.

Barbra Streisand

Audiences cry in the theater when people make a hard choice-for life.

Bill C. Davis

An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark - that is critical genius.

Billy Wilder

Not an audience but a habit.

Gian Carlo Menotti

Our strong suit is what we do, and our audience.

Jerry Garcia

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Updated On : February 11, 2010
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