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.
Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.
Your audience gives you everything you need. They tell you. There is no director who can direct you like an audience.
Potential audiences are real people found in real places.
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.
I love playing live, I don't like studios all that much. I need the reaction of the audience.
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
When an audience does not complain, it is a compliment, and when it does, it is a compliment, too, if unaccompanied by violence.
Lead the audience by the nose to the thought.
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
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.
It's great when you play to an audience that knows the words to all your songs, and sings them back to you.
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.
There's still a 1950s view of cinema, that there's one audience and they all want to see the same thing.
Actors should be overheard, not listened to, and the audience is 50 percent of the performance.
If you think you're boring your audience, go slower not faster.
I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment.
Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience (in this case, the judge or the jury) that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.
If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.
An audience can really lift you right up off the stage.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
Once a president gets to the White House, the only audience that is left that really matters is history.
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