I've seen people in my audience leave with broken bones, broken arms. I've seen them leave on strechers. I've seen rapes before me.
Each play worth seeing should be watched a second time on the faces of the audience.
Q: Do you find quite a difference between the audience at large and the critics as a group? A: Well, one is a group of human beings, one is not.
Ok. But the audience is sitting out here and you're up onstage. What do you do onstage? I might go and kick somebody in the head, I might grab a girl and force her to perform oral sex with me. I've had sex on stage with men, women and animals and everything in between.
Too many Japanese believe that they can say whatever they like in Japanese ('that statement was for a domestic audience' is very often an excuse for gaffes), as though Japanese is some secret code
I'm actually from the West Country... [solitary cheer from audience] Hypnotized, or actually? What are you doing here? I had to come. What do you mean you had to come here? What, you were on some dark purpose?
If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.
Art is not like other culture because its success is not made by its audience. The public fill concert halls and cinemas every day, we read novels by the millions, and buy records by the billions. 'We the people' affect the making and quality of most of our culture, but not our art.
I have a fear of heights, so falling off something very tall. But I've conquered a good amount of my fears. I guess most people would have the fear of getting up in front of a large audience of people and making a fool of themselves. I've gotten over that.
Theres always the tension between losing an audience and doing the odd things you might want to try. The effort is always to make what you write nourishing or useful to readers. You do cut out some readers by idiosyncrasies of form. I regret this.
A patriotic song is an emotion and you must not embarrass an audience with it, or they will hate your guts.
As far as I'm concerned, Beavis and Butt-head and Dora (sic) are the only two good things you ever DID! [wild applause from audience] But can't you think of a better way to raise audience awareness of domestic violence, than to make it look COOL?
Those audiences are wonderful. Talk about the most bitter group of people on the planet Earth! For one brief shining moment, I am Mr. Happy!
Flattery of the people and incapacity to resist public opinion are the democratic vices, particularly among writers, artists, journalists and anyone else who is dependent on an audience.
When youre singing you can hear the echo of people in the audience singing every single word with you, and that was that big dream that I had for myself. Its happening.