It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
I love playing live, I don't like studios all that much. I need the reaction of the audience.
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.
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.
If you think you're boring your audience, go slower not faster.
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
Actors should be overheard, not listened to, and the audience is 50 percent of the performance.
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
When the theater gates open, a mob pours inside, and it is the poet's task to turn it into an audience.
If one talks to more than four people, it is an audience; and one cannot really think or exchange thoughts with an audience.
Any New York group can come to L.A. and sell out every show, but an L.A. group who goes to New York might not do the same because the audience hasn't been introduced to the group.
Once a president gets to the White House, the only audience that is left that really matters is history.
I found out was, by the rhythm of my chewing, how I chewed fast, slow or what have you, I could tell the audience what my character was thinking and feeling.
On the stage, you have to find truth, even if you have to lose the audience.
It's great when you play to an audience that knows the words to all your songs, and sings them back to you.
I liked working with Tom Christopher as he was great as Hawk, and Wilfred Hyde White but I wished it were in a different context as the changes really tuned off the audience.
When I play live, I feel how the audience is going and follow and lead at the same time.
I try to do something the audience might not have seen before.
My audience is much more center right, or centrist.
Audiences like to see the bad guys get their comeuppance.
You can make an audience see nearly anything, if you yourself believe in it.
There's still a 1950s view of cinema, that there's one audience and they all want to see the same thing.
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