Quotation Explorer - 'Audience'

Choose your audience wisely, for its not your performance that varies but their response is what matters! - Ramana Pemmaraju
You are as the sun; the world is your stage; even without an audience, shine. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it. - James Thurber
A great sports car that goes from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds is just a fact. To the wrong audience, it’s irrelevant. But to the right audience, it’s a passion. - David Brier
I'm very aware we are the first generation ever to have such incredible opportunities to express ourselves publicly to a worldwide audience. - Sara Sheridan
Acting is a form of deception, and actors can mesmerize themselves almost as easily as an audience. - Leo Rosten
The organized church sometimes puts boundaries on us the Bible doesn't. So I'm living my life for an audience of one. I live my life to please God. Some people won't understand, but I don't give an account to some people. - Anne Graham Lotz
Regarding the creative: never assume you're the master, only the student. Your audience will determine if you're masterful. - Don Roff
Women share their sadness, thought Edith. Their joy they like to show off to one another. Victory, triumph over the odds, calls for an audience. And that air of bustle and exigence sometimes affected by the sexually loquacious - that is for the benefit of other women. No solidarity then. - Anita Brookner
Art forms of the past were really considered elitist. Bach did not compose for the masses, neither did Beethoven. It was always for patrons, aristocrats, and royalty. Now we have a sort of democratic version of that, which is to say that the audience is so splintered in its interests. - David Cronenberg
People who are in business can promote anyone as they need money to run the show, it is up to a person as an audience to apply brain and decide whether that individual deserves support or not. - Anuj Somany
The truth is that there is no real comedy without telling the audience the truth. - Anuj Somany
The key for any speaker is to establish his own point of view for the audience, so they can see the game through his eyes. - Ronald Reagan
Leopold, like most men of power and prestige, was not so much interested in listening to what others had to say as he was in having an audience. - Jeremy Robinson
I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away. - Thomas Love Peacock
For me, working onstage is much more exhausting than all the other mediums, but it's also much more thrilling...There's nothing like spending an evening with an audience every night. - John Lithgow
The size of your audience doesn't matter. What's important is that your audience is listening. - Randy Pausch
Your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person-a real person you know, or an imagined person-and write to that one. - John Steinbeck
Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance and shimmy, and you've got an audience! - Diogenes Laërtius
The sheer force of the music calls for a wild audience reaction. - Emanuel Ax
Now you see, Dr. Stadler, you're speaking as if this book were addressing to a thinking audience. If it were, one would have to be concerned with such matters as accuracy, validity, logic and the prestige of science. But it isn't. It's addressed to the public. - Ayn Rand
An audience that is unwilling to suspend its own presuppositions and biases while considering an opposed (or even unopposed) viewpoint not only frustrates the function of extended argument but effectively denies its own beliefs a rational basis. - Vincent E. Barry
The artist has a duty to be calm. He has no right to show his emotion, his involvement, to go pouring it all out at the audience. Any excitement over a subject must be sublimated into an Olympian calm of form. That is the only way in which an artist can tell of the things that excite him. - Andrei Tarkovsky
In order to live a life of purpose, do not focus on the size of your audience; focus instead on the circle of influence God has given you. - Rosette Mugidde Wamambe
We have all been empowered by the web: everyone with a keyboard can now effectively broadcast to a national audience. In a sense, it puts each of us on the same footing as the major media conglomerates, except for AOL, who now apparently own all our thoughts and teeth. - John Hodgman
Most of the people in the audience were white and old. They had the gaunt look of people who have seen all the important movies and can now only look forward to reruns. - Karan Mahajan
Life is nothing but a drama and you are the performer and the audience; enjoy the show. - Debasish Mridha
From a genuine performers heart comes passion, to get there, he must first love his audience above himself. - Illusionist Scott Wolf
Like the he-man movie stars who turn out to be queer . . . or the silent-film actors whose voices sound terrible recorded--the audience only wants a limited amount of honesty. [ellipses original] - Chuck Palahniuk
Anything can become a children's book if you give it to a child...Children are actually the best (and worst) audience for literature because they have no patience with pretence. - Orson Scott Card
I think the mystery of art lies in this, that artists’ relationship is essentially with their work not with power, not with profit, not with themselves, not even with their audience. - Ursula K. Le Guin
Just imagine a mental health status of a person who could accept award without deserving it and then exuding happiness and even expressing thanks to the audience. - Anuj Somany
Remain humble in your journey as an author and your audience will embrace you. Remain grateful for every publicity opportunity that comes your way, and the media will embrace you. - Linda F. Radke
In the 21st century men’s tits have not just rivalled but replaced women’s as the touchstone of ‘sexy’ in mainstream pop culture, even when the audience for them is other men. - Mark Simpson
Deliver your message with simplicity and see how powerful impact it has on the audience. - Sujish Kandampully
A ghost who has only a lay knowledge of the subject will be able to keep asking the same questions as the lay reader, and will therefore open up the potential readership of the book to a much wider audience. - Robert Harris
All literature and popular art contain themes that resonate with the audience. - Daniel Lambert
It’s never been easier for audiences to skip, filter, or avoid advertising, so the best ideas are the ones that respect that the audience needs to get something out of the work; it should inspire, satisfy, or motivate them. You can’t just bombard people with messages anymore. - Ajaz Ahmed
I seek to take my audience on an emotional roller-coaster ride, a journey of laughter and tears and every sentiment in between. - Marc Royston
During the first few minutes of your presentation, your job is to assure the audience members that you are not going to waste their time and attention. - Dale Ludwig
Hysteria is only possible with an audience. - Chuck Palahniuk
The idea of a mass audience was really an invention of the Industrial Revolution. - David Cronenberg
Literature is the only art in which the audience performs the score. - Kurt Vonnegut
Always mystify, torture, mislead, and surprise the audience as much as possible. - Don Roff
I dont care who the audience is looking at just as long as they're looking at the stage.
Poetry never makes any money, and so there's no pressure to appeal to an audience. That makes a lot of things about being a poet difficult, but it also means freedom to write whatever you want to write, however you want to write it. - Garth Greenwell
Do you believe that our stories were written from before that we are but actors performing on the stage called life with neither rehearsals nor retakes, the dialogues of our own and a fleeting audience or are you someone who pens down his own story? - Chirag Tulsiani
There is an audience for everything; our job as writers is to do the work and provide readers with a choice. - Elizabeth Hernandez
I discovered that night (in his college's student politics) that an audience has a feel to it, and, in the parlance of the theater, that audience and I were together. - Ronald Reagan
I wiggle my shoulders, I shake my legs, I walk up and down the stage, I hop around on one foot. But I never bump and grind. Why, that's vulgar. I'd never do anything vulgar before an audience. My mother would never allow it. - Elvis Presley
It ought to be an offense to be excruciating and unfunny in circumstances where your audience is almost morally obliged to enthuse. - Christopher Hitchens
An authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience. - Rebecca West
Audience of angels descend in the ambiance reciting praises in your glory, when you wear your dance shoes, when you arrive at the stage and with every step you take beneath your feet heaven moves. That is the power of dance. - Shah Asad Rizvi
...What I depend on is a vigorous audience that can discover sweetness and light, beauty and truth, beyond the ability of the artist, on his own, to create them. - Orson Scott Card
What’s the use of writing poetry for your peers? I don’t think I should sell my poetry to other poets. If that’s who my audience is, I’m dead, I’m not going to make any money. - Harley King
Between Monday and Saturday men make an audience. On Sunday, they make a congregation. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When I write I like to give equal justice to lyrics, too. I want the song to have meaning for me so I can make it have meaning for the audience. - Oliver
I'm a word man. See, there's this theory about the nature of tragedy, that Aristotle didn't mean catharsis for the audience but a purgation of emotions for the actors themselves. The audience is just a witness to the event taking place on stage. - Jim Morrison
The artist must forget the audience, forget the critics, forget the technique, forget everything but love for the music.Then, the music speaks through the performance,and the performer and the listener will walk togetherwith the soul of the composer, and withGod. - Mstislav Rostropovich
We are all actors, set on the stage of the world, as the curtains open we put on our best performance to this audience of life. - Anthony Liccione
In order to live a fulfilled life, do not focus on the size of your audience; focus instead on leaving an impact on the circle of influence God has given you. - Rosette Mugidde Wamambe
Artist, never explains his work, it’s the audience that explores it. Explain Vs Explore is what we should adopt in our personality- Be unique always. - Praveen Chenna
You can't expect the level of excitement of your audience to be greater than your own. - Richie Norton
Art is not like other culture because its success is not made by its audience. The public fill concert halls and cinemas every day, we read novels by the millions, and buy records by the billions. 'We the people'--affect the making and quality of most of our culture, but not our art. - Banksy
Artists think along the edges of the box, because that's where things get done. That's where the audience is, that's where the means of production are available, and that's where you can make an impact. - Seth Godin
Magic is the stunning art of surprising your audience, so that nothing else surprises them. - Amit Kalantri
Writing is a lonely pursuit. The only thing working is imagination and hands.The only difference between writing and masturbation is one is presumably intended for a mass audience. - Mark Bell
The best audience is intelligent, well-educated, and a little drunk.
Before you start any business, you need to get your target audience down pat. Who do you want to serve? Who will your product/service benefit the most? Don’t worry about the rest. - Kevin J. Donaldson
Isabelle says the Queen of the Seelie Court has requested an audience with is"Sure" said Magnus. "And Madonna wants me as a backup dancer on her next world tour - Cassandra Clare
One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then - Henry David Thoreau
Creator: a comedian whose audience is afraid to laugh. - H. L. Mencken
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening. - Dorothy Sarnoff
Age to me means nothing. I can't get old; I'm working. I was old when I was twenty-one and out of work. As long as you're working, you stay young. When I'm in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age. - George Burns
No matter how many times audience has already applauded, the sound of their applause will get louder with the better quality of your magic effect. - Amit Kalantri
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann
Storytellers think they're writing for the audience. They're writing, in a way, to hurt the audience. - Chuck Wendig
When I write, I don't translate for white readers.... Dostoevski wrote for a Russian audience, but we're able to read him. If I'm specific, and I don't overexplain, then anyone can overhear me. - Toni Morrison
The play was a great success, but audience was a dismal failure. - George Bernard Shaw
But how can the characters in a play guess the plot? We are not the playwright, we are not the producer, we are not even the audience. We are on the stage. To play well the scenes in which we are "on" concerns us much more than to guess about the scenes that follow it. - C.S. Lewis
Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.
TV cookery is very like internet porn - the overwhelming majority of its audience will never ever get to act out what's happening on screen. - skint foodie
A magician reveals himself not only by the magic he presents but also by the respect and entertainment he gives to his audience. - Amit Kalantri
Most of the so-called experts on a prime time news-hour are so talented that by the time they finish their discussion on one problem without finding its solution, they have another topic of the same national importance ready to merely debate upon to entertain the audience of another channel. - Anuj Somany
Books like Twilight are not art. They are mass-produced crap that is meant to be consumed by the widest possible audience, for the largest possible profit. - Oliver Gaspirtz
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh. - Voltaire
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. - Voltaire
The dream is to keep surprising yourself, never mind the audience. - Tom Hiddleston
If I went back to college again, I'd concentrate on two areas learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively. - Gerald R. Ford
Shall I crack any of those old jokes, master,At which the audience never fail to laugh? - Aristophanes
Everything's going to be okay', because that's what I wanted him to say and it's what he wanted to say and that's what you do when the curtain is falling you give the line that the audience wants to hear. - Rick Yancey
The only way that your work will truly find an audience is if it is genuine. - Gina Marinello-Sweeney
Perfection is not just about control. It's also about letting go. Surprise yourself so you can surprise the audience. Transcendence! Very few have it in them. - Andres Heinz, Mark Heyman, John J. McLaughlin
PIANO, n. A parlor utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor. It is operated by pressing the keys of the machine and the spirits of the audience. - Ambrose Bierce
Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol, and an audience is electrified. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Understand your audience and you will understand the impact of your message on each follower in your social media networks. - Matt Gentile
A magician must always value his magic effects more than himself, because after few years audience may not remember his name but they will remember his magic effect. - Amit Kalantri
When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps. - John Lennon
Anyone can perform good deeds for an audience; the best among us do their greatest work when no one is present to bear witness. - Ken Poirot
She was chaotic, she was shameless, she was beautiful.Bravo!, applauded the audience; the artist's masterpiece was so graceful. - Siddharth Bhatnagar
OvermodulationBy Charlotte M Liebel-FawlsYou're a cavity in my oasis,You're a porthole in my sea,You're a stretch of the imagination every time you look at me.You're an ocean in my wineglass,You're a Steinway on the beach,You're a captivating audience, an exciting Rembrandt,A Masterpiece. - Charlotte M. Liebel
Gene [Siskel] often mentioned something François Truffaut once told him: the most beautiful sight in a movie theater is to walk down to the front, turn around, and look at the light from the screen reflected on the upturned faces of the members of the audience. - Roger Ebert
To sway an audience, you must watch them as you speak. - C. Kent Wright
I don’t want to sit there and be like, ‘Oh, I don’t care what the audience thinks.’ It does matter to me. I just want them to think, to be honest. - Donald Glover
Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience. - Henry David Thoreau
The purpose of music as an art form, is to engage the audience. - Unarine Ramaru
It isn't kind to cultivate a friendship just so one will have an audience. - Lawana Blackwell
One of my chief regrets during my recent years in the theater is that I couldn't sit in the audience and watch me. - John Barrymore
Much as a teacher may wince at the thought, he is also an entertainer—for unless he can hold his audience, he cannot really instruct or edify them. - Sydney J. Harris
I think comedy as an art involves the audience as a participant as much as is involves the artist. - Craig Ferguson
When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, "Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?" - Quentin Crisp
When I played Lady Day, I took Aba onstage with me as a joke. He started singing—in tune!—and the audience loved it., when asked what tricks her poodle did. - Eartha Kitt
The audience knows the truth, the world is simple. It's miserable, solid all the way through. But if you could fool them, even for a second, then you can make them wonder, and then you got to see something really special. - Christopher Nolan
Writing is a great way of talking with an endless audience for never-ending time. - Debasish Mridha
You have to keep plugging away. We are all growing. There is no shortcut. You have to put time into it to build an audience - John Gruber
Ayn Rand's 'philosophy' is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society.... To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil. - Gore Vidal
Whatever you do for the purpose of impacting on others, no matter how little you think it to be or how little your audience may seem, it not only grows but it leaves a lifetime effect which sets you up on greater grounds of success more than you ever anticipated. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
When I’m passionate about something I strive for excellence, judging whether or not I achieved it is up to the audience. - Kevin Focke
I usually don't like to 'spoon feed' my audience, because I grew up idolizing story tellers who tell stories using symbolism, so it was in my nature to do the same. - The Weeknd
The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not in how well they present reality, but in how well they reflect the core beliefs of their audience. - David P. Mikkelson
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