Audiences Quotes

If you want an audience start a fight.

Irish Proverb

My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure.

Ashleigh Brilliant

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

Alexander Gregg

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.

Henry David Thoreau

Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another.

George Carlin

Your audience gives you everything you need. They tell you. There is no director who can direct you like an audience.

Fanny Brice

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening

Dorothy Sarnoff

One of my chief regrets during my years in the theater is that I could not sit in the audience and watch me

John Barrymore

Actors should be overheard, not listened to, and the audience is 50 percent of the performance.

Shirley Booth

If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.

William Hazlitt

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.

Cedric Hardwicke

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.

Carl Gustav Jung

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.

Dale Carnegie

You need three things in the theater - the play, the actors and the audience, - and each must give something

Kenneth Haigh

I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.

Frank Capra

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.

Virginia Woolf

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.

Mae West

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 person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience

Arthur Schopenhauer

As a born actress, she instinctively understands that the world is more than a stage-it is an audience.

R. Z. Sheppard

Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified

Ralph Waldo Emerson

On the stage, you have to find truth, even if you have to lose the audience

Anthony Quinn

An opera may be allowed to be extravagantly lavish in its decorations, as its only design is to gratify the senses and keep up an indolent attention in the audience

Joseph Addison

You win an Oscar, it can double the audience that you had before.

Meryl Streep

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Updated On : March 11, 2010
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