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.
I've never been uncomfortable putting my heart on display, my feelings on display, certainly with an audience.
I try not to think too much about what the audience is thinking and what they think I should do.
You know, we have our own audience, and it's not like - they just know we're not going to do certain things.
I am evidence that you don't have to sell a lot of records or succeed in the usual way to have a big audience and a job.
I don't write for an audience, I don't think whether my book will sell, I don't sell it before I finish writing it.
One of the things I love about theater, one of the reasons I'll never give it up, is that it's fifty percent the audience's responsibility.
If I do a piece in my living room, if I practice it - and I have the tapes to prove this - it's not going to be as good as doing the same piece in front of an audience.
Usually the audience has no idea that the censored version of whatever movie they're watching isn't the original.
You want the audience to be uncomfortable.
I am attracting a new audience now, one that is more open and more spiritually inclined.
It terrified me to have an idea that was solely mine to be no longer a part of my mind, but totally public.
All these horror movies are slasher film now. I like them, they're fun, but they wink at the audience and you're really not terrified through the movie.
The people are applauding you because none of them understands you and applauding me because everybody understands me.
applause, n. The echo of a platitude.
When I'm in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age.
I feel that special secret current between the public and me. I can hold them with one little note in the air, and they will not breathe. That is a great, great moment.
I have had an inordinate and painful concern for the audience in my writing career.
Being a celebrity made me so uncomfortable that I would have preferred standing behind the amplifiers.
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