Best Audience Quotes On Success In Life

These audience quotes will inspire you. Audience the assembled spectators or listeners at a public event, such as a play, movie, concert, or meeting.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging audience quotes, audience sayings, and audience proverbs.

Famous Audience Quotes

  1. “It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.” ~ Walter Lippmann
  2. “Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  3. “Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.” ~ James Stewart
  4. “Your audience gives you everything you need. They tell you. There is no director who can direct you like an audience.” ~ Fanny Brice

  5. “To have great poets, there must be great audiences.” ~ Walt Whitman
  6. “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.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  7. “An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark – that is critical genius.” ~ Billy Wilder
  8. “Potential audiences are real people found in real places.” ~ Suzanne Lacy

  9. “I love playing live, I don’t like studios all that much. I need the reaction of the audience.” ~ Gavin Rossdale
  10. “Don’t cater to the audience. Inspire the audience.” ~ Ken Danby
  11. “Our strong suit is what we do, and our audience.” ~ Jerry Garcia
  12. “We do have our finger on the pulse of the marketplace, if for no other reasons than having all these live events and listening to our audience all the time.” ~ Vince McMahon
  13. “Now in a way, money is money, and if it’s going to increase our audience, that’s fine.” ~ Gene Ween

  14. “I’m perfectly happy when I look out at an audience and it’s all women. I always think it’s kind of odd, but then, more women than men, I think, read and write poetry.” ~ Diane Wakoski
  15. “The bulk of my set is instrumental and you have to give yourself and the audience some relief because a performance is not about great guitar playing it’s really about entertainment.” ~ Leo Kottke
  16. “A lot of my audience are in their 50s. But they want me to pretend to continue to be pretending.” ~ Pete Townshend
  17. “My conception of the audience is of a public each member of which is carrying about with him what he thinks is an anxiety, or a hope, or a preoccupation which is his alone and isolates him from mankind and in this respect at least the function of a play is to reveal him to himself so that he may touch others by virtue of the revelation of his mutuality with them. If only for this reason I regard the theater as a serious business, one that makes or should make man more human, which is to say, less alone.” ~ Arthur Miller
  18. “You make an open-ended proposition and the audience completes it somehow. That’s what you hope an artwork to be-a constantly living thing.” ~ Cornelia Parker

  19. “A song must move the story ahead. A song must take the place of dialogue. If a song halts the show, pushes it back, stalls it, the audience won’t buy it; they’ll be unhappy.” ~ Dorothy Fields
  20. “It’s rather like attending a university seminar where you are talking to a few gifted specialists who deliver a paper to an audience of their peers. That’s one way of making music.” ~ Gavin Bryars
  21. “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.” ~ David Carradine
  22. “An audience is an abstraction; it has no taste. It must depend on the only person who has (pardon, should have), the conductor.” ~ Igor Stravinsky
  23. “Inside was the second LP album of a comedian’s performance before an audience.” ~ Shelley Berman

  24. “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.” ~ Jennifer Jason Leigh , Audience quotes participation
  25. “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.” ~ Sam Mendes
  26. “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.” ~ Lance Burton
  27. “The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience.” ~ Herb Alpert

  28. “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.” ~ Jay Asher
  29. “I’m playin’ music for a certain type of person. Fortunately, there are more and more of us. At least there are more comin’ to see me than there were 30 years ago or so.” ~ Mose Allison
  30. “The modern horror audience is wise to our tricks this lets it in on the gag.” ~ Robert Englund
  31. “I’ve never been uncomfortable putting my heart on display, my feelings on display, certainly with an audience.” ~ David Coverdale

  32. “You know, we have our own audience, and it’s not like – they just know we’re not going to do certain things.” ~ Kim Gordon
  33. “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.” ~ Leo Kottke
  34. “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.” ~ William Petersen , Audience quotes love
  35. “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.” ~ Ann Patchett

  36. “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.” ~ Dave Van Ronk
  37. “Usually the audience has no idea that the censored version of whatever movie they’re watching isn’t the original.” ~ Todd Solondz
  38. “You want the audience to be uncomfortable.” ~ Richard Thompson
  39. “I am attracting a new audience now, one that is more open and more spiritually inclined.” ~ Kenny Loggins

  40. “It terrified me to have an idea that was solely mine to be no longer a part of my mind, but totally public.” ~ Maya Lin
  41. “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.” ~ Gina Philips
  42. “The people are applauding you because none of them understands you and applauding me because everybody understands me.” ~ Charlie Chaplin
  43. “applause, n. The echo of a platitude.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  44. “When I’m in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age.” ~ George Burns
  45. “I have had an inordinate and painful concern for the audience in my writing career.” ~ Marsha Norman
  46. “Being a celebrity made me so uncomfortable that I would have preferred standing behind the amplifiers.” ~ Linda Ronstadt
  47. “The larger and more indiscriminate the audience, the greater the need to safeguard and purify standards of quality and taste.” ~ Moses Hadas

  48. “I am all for art’s finding a large audience. But the way that’s happening now, with big works filling big galleries and bigger shows, is mostly stopping statements from being made. Or heard. Or talked about. Or really examined. It’s watering things down.” ~ Jerry Saltz
  49. “Many great writers address audiences who do not exist; to address passionately and sometimes with very great wisdom people who do not exist has this advantage – that there will always be a group of people who, seeing a man shouting apparently at somebody or other, and seeing nobody else in sight, will think it is they who are being addressed.” ~ Wyndham Lewis
  50. “An alive piece of art may be more alive than much of its audience, and with this odd truth artists must make peace.” ~ Eric Maisel
  51. “If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable.” ~ Jack Lemmon

  52. “Once as I sat painting, I became aware of a man’s face hovering near me, moving closer and closer to the panel I was working on. When he spoke he said, ‘That is a fantastic brush!” ~ Robert Genn
  53. “An audience sabotages my freedom, devastates my innocence, corrupts my integrity, inhibits my great joy – and of course gives me further to fall.” ~ Selima Hill
  54. “The wonderful thing about Food for Thought is that it lets you keep your hand in theater and be in front of a live audience without a commitment of six months, or even three months.” ~ Treat Williams
  55. “A lot of us grew up in public. That often means that you have to fail in public too.” ~ Robert Longo

  56. “The real resistance now is to an art which forces its audience to recognize and accept imaginatively, in their nerve ends, not the facts of life but the facts of death and violence: absurd, random, gratuitous, unjustified, and inescapably part of the society we have created.” ~ Al Alvarez
  57. “When you’re doing a series like this, you’re constantly looking for new ways to excite your audience.” ~ Nicholas Lea
  58. “That a viewer does not see what the artist intended does not make the composition a failure… In reality all artists speak first to themselves and then to an audience.” ~ Mike Svob
  59. “The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith

  60. “Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another.” ~ George Carlin
  61. “An audience can really lift you right up off the stage.” ~ Don Van Vliet
  62. “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.” ~ D. H. Lawrence
  63. “I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one.” ~ Lucille Ball

  64. “You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say, to films, is that it’s always just one person encountering the book, it’s not an audience, it’s one to one.” ~ Paul Auster
  65. “The applause is a celebration not only of the actors but also of the audience. It constitutes a shared moment of delight.” ~ John Charles Polanyi

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