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.
I'm manipulating the audience. I'm making sure people sympathize.
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.
Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.
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.
Animation is the one type of movie that really does play for the entire audience. Our challenge is to make stories that connect for kids and adults.
Never in the history of cinema has a medium entertained an audience. It's what you do with the medium.
Every single night I'm nervous. You never know how the audience is going to react.
We don't really need reviewers, just first-night reporters who will tell us faithfully whether or not the audience liked the show.
There are some who speak well and write badly. For the place and the audience warm them, and draw from their minds more than they think of without that warmth.
Many senators have developed a canny sense of what will play best for the audience.
I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion, and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience, no matter what religion or color of their skin, or situation in life.
Being a songwriter does not rely on an audience or other band members or a camera. I can just sit in a room and write songs.
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.
Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience, has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere.
Some writers take to drink, others take to audiences.
As an actor you become that lighting rod between the person who made the play and the audience.
I always worried I'd forget my lines or say the wrong words or the audience would laugh in the wrong places.
I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won't contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That's what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act.
We're telling a story. And the demands of that are different from the demands of a documentary. The audience must believe in order to keep faith in the story.
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
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