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1. "Costumes and scenery alone will not attract audiences."
Author: Anna Held
2. "Writing poems that give me lumps in the throat while lying outside the sphere to which virtuous and holy ways can only be reached these days by fiber optics. Writing poems while tears feed me more words. Words that I speak aloud in a room of make believe audiences. I speak for silent audiences. Oh I dream big yes. In hopes of conjuring up the scared artist. To inspire them to not be scared of purpose."
Author: Antonia Perdu
3. "I find that here in the States, audiences are generally less knowledgeable, from the cognitive point of view, though they are emotionally more receptive."
Author: Archie Shepp
4. "I know two kinds of audiences only - one coughing, and one not coughing."
Author: Artur Schnabel
5. "Every schoolteacher with a chalkboard is a groundbreaking musician, but their audiences are too old-fashioned to realize it. They're too distracted by what's being written to just listen."
Author: Bauvard
6. "All my girlhood I always planned to do something big…something constructive. It's queer what ambitious dreams a girl has when she is young. I thought I would sing before big audiences or paint lovely pictures or write a splendid book. I always had that feeling in me of wanting to do something worth while. And just think, Laura…now I am eighty and I have not painted nor written nor sung." "But you've done lots of things, Grandma. You've baked bread…and pieced quilts…and taken care of your children." Old Abbie Deal patted the young girl's hand. "Well…well…out of the mouths of babes. That's just it, Laura, I've only baked bread and pieced quilts and taken care of children. But some women have to, don't they?...But I've dreamed dreams, Laura. All the time I was cooking and patching and washing, I dreamed dreams. And I think I dreamed them into the children…and the children are carrying them out...doing all the things I wanted to and couldn't."
Author: Bess Streeter Aldrich
7. "I have a complex feeling about genre. I love it, but I hate it at the same time. I have the urge to make audiences thrill with the excitement of a genre, but I also try to betray and destroy the expectations placed on that genre."
Author: Bong Joon Ho
8. "Everybody that you could name would join in our audiences from, Laguardia on down. Everybody came. Everybody came to the Cotton Club."
Author: Cab Calloway
9. "If something is successful with the audience, it's automatically suspect; the reverse is to say that not to reach audiences is the greatest compliment an artist can receive!"
Author: Carlisle Floyd
10. "Audiences always sound like they're glad to see me, and I'm damned glad to see them."
Author: Claudette Colbert
11. "Audiences know exactly what's coming and they know from the beginning of the movie that everything's going to be OK and there will be high jinks that will get you from the beginning to the end, and eventually all the misunderstandings will be worked out and everyone will be in love."
Author: Dana Fox
12. "I want to do what I want when I want to do it not be dictated to by audiences."
Author: Dario Argento
13. "All we try and do is make the best films we can. If you do that then hopefully the audiences will come, and they have. Everything else is gravy."
Author: David Heyman
14. "During my career I've enjoyed re-invigorating and contextualizing classic characters that are relatable to contemporary audiences."
Author: David S. Goyer
15. "One can never anticipate how audiences will respond. One of the lessons that I've learned over the years is to that no matter what my feeling or opinion might be about a given film, once you give it to the audience, they own it."
Author: Delroy Lindo
16. "The white audiences thought I was white, my features being what they are, and at every performance I'd have to take off my gloves to prove I was a spade."
Author: Ethel Waters
17. "I can play a man who's despicable. But I'll still look inside him to find a point of connection. If I can find that kernel, audiences will relate to me."
Author: Forest Whitaker
18. "I think there's a kind of love relationship between an actor and an audience, and this is something I really feel with the audiences in France."
Author: Francois Cluzet
19. "It's always an inner wish of every actor to reach out to maximum audiences."
Author: Irrfan Khan
20. "Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable."
Author: Janis Joplin
21. "I want my audiences to be as open-minded as my characters."
Author: Jason Reitman
22. "I won't make shorthand films, because I don't want to manipulate audiences into assuming quick, manufactured truths."
Author: John Cassavetes
23. "'Sing It Again Rod' touches all the solo bases since Stewart's departure from the Jeff Beck Band, wherein he cut his teeth on American audiences for $75 a week plus expenses, and wisely ignores his generally inferior work with the Faces."
Author: Jon Landau
24. "I am just glad that I can take the music to the people who want to hear it. I love my audiences. I am deeply indebted to them for giving me the chance to sing my concerts, make records, and do what I love. Whatever people call it, it is great to have a voice!"
Author: Judy Collins
25. "If audiences are sort of interested in movies that are made like McDonald's hamburgers, which do have a value in the world, then we have to re-evaluate our entire career."
Author: Lana Wachowski
26. "London audiences have this reputation for being a bit too cool for school."
Author: Laura Mvula
27. "So anyway, I really enjoyed the European audiences."
Author: Lee Hazlewood
28. "Media is very different from financial services. People are very fickle and very vocal. They believe that things should be one way and not the other. It's still very rewarding to build products for huge audiences. It feels like you're making an impact."
Author: Max Levchin
29. "I make movies that audiences like, that I'd want to see. That's all."
Author: Michael Bay
30. "For an actor, it's great fun to play one of these hungry white sharks. Audiences love to hate them."
Author: Michael Douglas
31. "I don't underestimate audiences' intelligence. Audiences are much brighter than media gives them credit for. When people went to a movie once a week in the 1930s and that was their only exposure to media, you were required to do a different grammar."
Author: Michael Mann
32. "French cinema audiences usually don't express anything. Certainly not satisfaction."
Author: Michel Hazanavicius
33. "Ultimately, only audiences decide what's a franchise."
Author: Nina Jacobson
34. "If you look at my audiences, even in Europe, they're hardly teenagers."
Author: Norman Granz
35. "I wonder if that's hurt me at the box office. Maybe audiences these days want to know exactly what to expect when they go into a movie, and my movies are hard to explain in just one way."
Author: Paul Mazursky
36. "The BBC's television, radio and online services remain an important part of British culture and the fact the BBC continues to thrive amongst audiences at home and abroad is testament to a professional and dedicated management team who are committed to providing a quality public service."
Author: Pauline Neville Jones
37. "Those two songs condense the two albums. They also show what the audiences wanted. I was desperate to keep the band together and find something that the public would like."
Author: Randy Bachman
38. "I like cinema audiences. I respect them, and I talk to them just like I would anybody I know."
Author: Roland Joffe
39. "We're making a commercial Hindi film catering to all types of audiences."
Author: Sanjay Dutt
40. "I need to make the characters that I play in movies more accessible to audiences, more real. As an actor, you're always passive; you're not making that many choices, so when something allows you to open up a bit, you want to explore your newfound freedom."
Author: Shu Qi
41. "Ultimately, what we do as musicians, I think of us as a type of emotional engineer. We essential take these sound waves, this sound, and we organize it into emotion, and that's how we connect with our audiences."
Author: Stefon Harris
42. "I've been at this for 40 years. And, as an academic, I've been content with relatively small audiences, with the thought that the audience I long for will find its way eventually to what I have written, provided that what I have written is good enough."
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
43. "At Yahoo, we were one of the early proponents of the power of content showcased through new media. SnagFilms, with its large library and breadth of digital distribution, can help shape this next phase, bringing great stories to broad new audiences."
Author: Terry Semel
44. "Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now."
Author: Tom Brokaw
45. "I think I would say 'The King's Speech' is surprisingly funny, in fact the audiences in London, Toronto, LA, New York commented there's more laughter in this film than in most comedies, while it is also a moving tear-jerker with an uplifting ending."
Author: Tom Hooper
46. "If the networks can get audiences to tolerate pop-up promos by the dozens, maybe they'll start selling pop-up commercials, too."
Author: Tom Shales
47. "Audiences know what to expect, and that is all that they are prepared to believe in."
Author: Tom Stoppard
48. "I feel audiences are not given enough credit for their intelligence."
Author: Tony Goldwyn
49. "Luckily, West End audiences seem to rather like very old people."
Author: Wendy Hiller
50. "Audiences can be leery of sequels; the studios make a hit, they see dollar signs, and they make a cheap rip-off."
Author: William Katt

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