The larger and more indiscriminate the audience, the greater the need to safeguard and purify standards of quality and taste.
A psychiatrist is a man who goes to the Folies-Bergere and looks at the audience.
I swear audiences meet before a show to decide what sort of audience they’re going to be.
Long experience has taught me that the crux of my fortunes is whether I can radiate good will toward my audience. There is only one way to do it and that is to feel it. You can fool the eyes and minds of the audience, but you cannot fool their hearts.
Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience – the knowledge that our mighty deeds will come to the ears of our contemporaries or “of those who are to be.”
Audience boredom is usually a content failure, not a decoration failure.
The audience was swell. They were so polite, they covered their mouths when they yawned.
To have great poets there must be great audiences too.
Maybe we should invite the audience to rehearsals. (on a joke in a play that tickled the production crew but always died in performance.)
Don’t be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also.