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

Krzysztof Kieślowski
“Or take this girl, for example. At a meeting just outside Paris, a fifteen-year-old girl came up to me and said that she'd been to see [The Double Life of] Véronique. She'd gone once, twice, three times and only wanted to say one thing really - that she realized that there is such a thing as a soul. She hadn't known before, but now she knew that the soul does exist. There's something very beautiful in that. It was worth making Véronique for that girl. It was worth working for a year, sacrificing all that money, energy, time, patience, torturing yourself, killing yourself, taking thousands of decisions, so that one young girl in Paris should realize that there is such a thing as a soul. It's worth it.”
Krzysztof Kieślowski, Kieslowski on Kieslowski

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

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

Pooja Agnihotri
“When your audience relates to your business’ values, it helps in building an instant connection.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

Pooja Agnihotri
“You should look for your niche: all those people who will love your product because their needs and your product benefits match.
we should try to reach a stage where our potential customer base is just perfect in size for us - not too big and not too little.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

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

“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

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

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

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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I am both actor and audience, I probably made the play about myself. And if I did, it’s going to have a very short run.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The reason why you doubt yourself so much is that you have never seen yourself in action.
You have never seen yourself breaking limits.
You have never seen yourself standing in the spotlight and getting cheered by the audience.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Before You Doubt Yourself: Pep Talks and other Crucial Discussions

Sarvesh Jain
“Connectivity with the audience is the key. If they don’t understand what you speak, they don’t care who you are.”
Sarvesh Jain

Karl Kristian Flores
“Surely we can take anything we want from anything, but to interpret a work as whatever we’d like is to fill in someone’s careful recipe with all of our old ingredients. You can still eat it, but you’ll always wonder why every new thing tastes the same.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“Beneath the nice book cover, camera angles, format of the page, size of the canvas, sound of the song – was someone with something to say.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

“Writing is not only writing at all. It requires imagination and putting together pieces of notes.”
Joseph Pham

“Be weary of those who only perform when there is an audience.”
Christine E. Szymanski

Caroline Kepnes
“Henderson promoted an idea that we could all be the center of attention all the time. But if everyone is onstage, who's in the audience?”
Caroline Kepnes, Hidden Bodies

Anh Do
“The old [veteran] guys finally realise that if they closed their eyes, this Vietnamese kid was actually just an Aussie comedian up there talking about his working-class childhood. p264”
Anh Do, The Happiest Refugee

Criss Jami
“The audience was highly pretentious and somewhat vain at gazing deeply into what was fundamentally shallow; so in this vein with thoughts flowing, and past that vane with minds blowing, it completely missed the point.”
Criss Jami

Rod Serling
“No audience likes a writer's opinion thrust down their gullet as simply a tract. It has to be dramatized and made acceptably palatable within a dramatic form.”
Rod Serling

J.S.  Wolfe
“That which has no audience loses its power. That which is powerful does not need an audience.
”
J.S. Wolfe, The Unfolding: A Journey of Involution

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