Quotes about Audiences

My relationship with American audiences is the exact same as it always has been. They never came to see my films, and they don’t come now. Woody Allen (Daily Tel 19/12/2005)

While the music is performed, the cameras linger savagely over the faces of the audience. What a bottomless chasm of vacuity they reveal! Those who flock round the Beatles, who scream themselves into hysteria, whose vacant faces flicker over the TV screen, are the least fortunate of their generation, the dull, the idle, the failures…Paul Johnson

Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. Chuck Jones

Lead the audience by the nose to the thought. Laurence Olivier

My routines come out of total unhappiness. My audiences are my group therapy. Joan Rivers

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

I never let them cough. They wouldn’t dare. Ethel Barrymore

Your audience gives you everything you need. They tell you. There is no director who can direct you like an audience. Fanny Brice

Turn loose and have fun. Give the audience a show. Roy Acuff

I never tried to prove nothing, just wanted to give a good show. My life has always been my music, it’s always come first, but the music ain’t worth nothing if you can’t lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience, ’cause what you’re there for is to please the people. Louis Armstrong