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.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable.
That's probably when I get the most angry at American movies, when they just so cynically manipulate the audience without even trying to give a good story.
It's rare that you cut out something that is really good. You screen all of it, and when the audience doesn't respond, you cut out whatever is holding the story down.
The audience is a very curious animal. It is shrewd rather than intelligent. Its mental capacity is less than that of its most intellectual members.
Most actors spend a lot of time training themselves to be an actor. And I kind of didn't do that. I just started doin' it in front of an audience and had to deliver.
An audience is an abstraction; it has no taste. It must depend on the only person who has (pardon, should have), the conductor.
Inside was the second LP album of a comedian's performance before an audience.
I like a movie that the audience actively has to participate in, and not just casually observe. Whatever my part in it, just as an audience member, I find that exciting.
You've got to work. You've got to want an audience to sit forward in their chairs sometimes, rather than sit back and be bombarded with images.
Harry Collins was the first magician I ever saw back in 1965 when I was five years old. He was doing a magic show and I was the volunteer from the audience.
Actually, I love trying to figure out why certain books become hits while others, which may be just as good, have trouble finding an audience.
The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience.
I'm sticking my tongue out in scenes to try to make that work in 3D. I'm thinking I'll try to get my tongue all the way out to the second row of the audience.
The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience.
I've never been uncomfortable putting my heart on display, my feelings on display, certainly with an audience.
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