Audience Quotes

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Alfred Hitchcock
“Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.”
Alfred Hitchcock

Don Roff
“Always mystify, torture, mislead, and surprise the audience as much as possible.”
Don Roff

Thomas de Quincey
“But my way of writing is rather to think aloud, and follow my own humours, than much to consider who is listening to me; and, if I stop to consider what is proper to be said to this or that person, I shall soon come to doubt whether any part at all is proper.”
Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Frank Capra
“I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.”
Frank Capra

Chip Heath
“To make our communications more effective, we need to shift our thinking from "What information do I need to convey?" to "What questions do I want my audience to ask?”
Chip Heath, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Chuck Palahniuk
“The best way to waste your life is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. Look for the details. Report. Don't participate. Let Big Brother do the singing and dancing for you. Be a reporter. Be a good witness. A grateful member of the
audience.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby

Chuck Palahniuk
“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

John Steinbeck
“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

Robert McKee
“Given the choice between trivial material brilliantly told versus profound material badly told, an audience will always choose the trivial told brilliantly.”
Robert McKee, Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

Craig Ferguson
“I think comedy as an art involves the audience as a participant as much as is involves the artist.”
craig ferguson

“A director is a general in charge of an army of traitors like any showman. An audience will love you, laugh with you and wait outside your stage door when you're hot and on a roll, but no audience is ever truly friendly. Not for long. Bore 'em or disappoint 'em - even once - and they'll turn on you and tear you to pieces, regardless of who you are or might once have been.”
Richard Stanley

Peter Watson
“One of the many innovations of modernism was the new demands it placed on the audience. Music, painting, literature, even architecture, would never again be quite so 'easy' as they had been.”
Peter Watson, A Terrible Beauty: The People and Ideas That Shaped the Modern Mind: A History

Don DeLillo
“When my head is in the typewriter the last thing on my mind is some imaginary reader. I don’t have an audience; I have a set of standards. But when I think of my work out in the world, written and published, I like to imagine it’s being read by some stranger somewhere who doesn’t have anyone around him to talk to about books and writing—maybe a would-be writer, maybe a little lonely, who depends on a certain kind of writing to make him feel more comfortable in the world.”
Don DeLillo

W. Terry Whalin
“The successful writers continue to learn and grow in their craft—and also to grow their audience or tribe or platform.”
W. Terry Whalin, 10 Publishing Myths, Insights Every Author Needs to Succeed

Enock Maregesi
“Lengo la jina la kitabu ni kuishawishi hadhira kusoma dibaji, na lengo la dibaji ni kuishawishi hadhira kusoma salio la kitabu kizima.”
Enock Maregesi

E. Haldeman-Julius
“If I had done nothing more than bring McCabe's talents to the attention of what has become a world-wide audience--if I had done only this job, I believe I'd have established myself as a force for mass education and enlightenment with immediate and constructive effects on the thinking portion of the population. My association with McCabe has been enough to build a career for anyone.

{Julius on legendary scholar Joseph McCabe}”
E. Haldeman-Julius

W. Terry Whalin
“Publishing in magazine is an under-used route for authors to reach readers. As a former magazine editor, I understand the power of reaching the audience…With one article, I have reached millions of people.”
W. Terry Whalin, 10 Publishing Myths, Insights Every Author Needs to Succeed

“If an actor or a writer or a singer or a dancer or a photographer or an artist has more followers then does that mean that they are better in their craft? Why does the audience get attracted to those artists who have more followers? Why does the audience not give struggling artists their due recognition?

Because of money, clout, and nepotism these priveleged people occupy the center of the stage in every event and walk of life. And thus talented people are sidelined and they get thrown out of the stage.

When will the audience support the struggling and talented artists? After their death in most cases.”
Avijeet Das

Lauren Oliver
“You shouldn’t believe everything you hear,” I blurt out, and all three girls instantly shut their mouths and stare at me. “It’s true,” I say, feeling bolder now that I have such a captive audience.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Richie Norton
“The world is one stage with a platform for all. You have a voice. Shout. Or lose the voice you were divinely given to your own distractions.”
Richie Norton

“If some of my assumptions miss the mark about you as a reader, I hope you will nonetheless find a way to temporarily inhabit the roles and attitudes I am inviting you to try on, and in that way become the audience for this chapter.”
Donald L. Rubin

R. Eric Thomas
“Who am I doing this for and do they want what I want?”
R. Eric Thomas, Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; Essays

“If an actor or a writer or a singer or a dancer or a photographer or an artiste has more followers then does that mean that they are better in their craft? Why does the audience get attracted to those artistes who have more followers? Why does the audience not give struggling artists their due recognition?

Because of money, clout, and nepotism these priveleged people occupy the center of the stage in every event and walk of life. And thus talented people are sidelined and they get thrown out of the stage.

When will the audience support the struggling and talented artists? After their death in most cases.”
Avijeet Das

Josh Steimle
“Too many of us try to appeal to many audiences, rather than our ideal audience. If you're going to dream, dream big. Ask yourself who your ideal audience would be without consideration for all the reasons it won't work. Once you've truly figured out your ideal audience, it often turns out it's not as hard to target them as you thought.”
Josh Steimle

Criss Jami
“I would hope not to be like the artist who has to depend on the naivety of his audience for applause.”
Criss Jami

Jia Tolentino
“Goffman observed that we need both an audience to witness our performance as well as a backstage area where we can relax, often in the company of 'teammates' who had been performing alongside us.”
Jia Tolentino, Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

“Drama needs an audience. As long as there is someone watching, commenting, and sharing the storyline, the drama can continue for a very long time. No audience, and the drama goes away.”
Runa Pigden

David Nihill
“Silence means the audience is listening to you. ”
David Nihill, Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker

“Today, some viewers who seek or expect constructions of female identity that cohere with expectations for a strong, independent woman who can take care of herself and save others have less patience with uncomplicated stereotypical representations of the utterly helpless female, no matter the genre. (9)”
Allison P. Palumbo

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