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Bad Audience Quotes


"Bad beginnings, bad endings." - Livy

"For instance, The Sixth Sense had mediocre to bad reviews. Slowly, the audience pushed it and it received critical attention." - M Night Shyamalan

"There's more bad music in jazz than any other form. Maybe that's because the audience doesn't really know what's happening." - Pat Metheny

"I hate superficial violence. It's shallow and stupid, and the impact on the audience is really bad." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

"For instance, 'The Sixth Sense' had mediocre to bad reviews. Slowly, the audience pushed it and it received critical attention." - M Night Shyamalan

"On 'CSI: NY,' the audience knew I was a really good guy, and I caught the bad guy." - Hill Harper

"A bad ending follows a bad beginning." - Euripides

"All generalizations are bad." - R.H. Grenier

"In a play, you can adjust your performance to audience reaction, but in a film it's like you're trapped in a bad dream watching yourself act and you're in the audience" - Jonathan Groff

"Bad reviews I've gotten never diminished the number of people in my audience; good reviews have never added to the number of people in my audience; be your own critic." - Frank Sinatra

"I knew 'Bad Girls' attracts a younger audience, and it's vital to get oneself known to that audience because, unless they watch me in re-runs on 'U.K. Gold,' they won't know me from a hole in the ground." - Kate Omara

"You can only be as good as your audience. Sometimes you can be as bad as your audience, but you have to remember you can never be better than them." - Bruce Forsyth

"It's much more fun to share and laugh at the bad times and the frustrations. I find you get a much deeper connection with the audience that way." - Aziz Ansari

"Questions to ask yourself: Are you a good teacher? Who would know? You would. Your students. Your friends. Your God. Not a bad audience, that!" - Joe J. Christensen

"A good play is a play which when acted upon the boards make an audience interested and pleased. A play that fails in this is a bad play." - Maurice Baring

"Trying to guess what the (mass) audience wants and then trying to satisfy that is usually a bad recipe for getting something good." - Aaron Sorkin

"I can't see what's wrong about assuming intelligence in your audience and what's bad news about being rewarded for assuming that." - Steven Moffat

"I expect the audience to come up to my level." - Don Ellis

"I use the audience as my color palette, my instrument." - Bobby Mcferrin

"What matters is how I feel about it, cause if I feel good or bad about it, then the audience will feel good or bad about it and that's just sorta the job." - Jeremy Renner

"When you're standing in front of an audience like this that is so enthusiastic and so much behind you, it is very hard to give a bad speech. Even a bad speech sounds good in a convention hall like this." - Susan Estrich

"Virtue is not photogenic, so I liked playing bad guys. But, whenever I played a bad guy, I tried to find something good in him, and that kept my contact with the audience." - Kirk Douglas

"The line between humor and bad taste is your audience, in which some people will find everything offensive, and some people will find nothing offensive, but the truth is that most humor originates in what would be called bad taste." - Robert Mankoff

"My label is to play bad guys of Latin origin in American movies. I'm happy with that label. I prefer to play that than to play a city boy. The bad guy is always something very tempting for the audience." - Jordi Molla

"Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst." - C S Lewis

"Undeniably, the audience for improvisation, good or bad, active or passive, sympathetic or hostile, has a power that no other audience has. It can affect the creation of that which is being witnessed. And perhaps because of that possibility the audience for improvisation has a degree of intimacy with the music that is not achieved in any other situation." - Derek Bailey

"Hunger never saw bad bread." - Benjamin Franklin

"Acting is bad acting if the actor himself gets emotional in the act of making the audience cry. The object is to make the audience cry, but not cry yourself. The emotion has to be inside the actor, not outside. If you stand there weeping and wailing, all your emotions will go down your shirt and nothing will go out to your audience. Audience control is really about the actor" - Rex Harrison

"When you see Robert Englund in a movie, you think he is the bad guy, but if I'm not the bad guy, and I'm supposed to just kind of fool the audience, it makes it a lot easier for whichever actor is the bad guy. So I find myself doing a lot of those, I think they're called red herring characters, faking out the audience." - Robert Englund

"All "bad" presentations struggle to keep the audience interested. The audience squirms wishing they could escape. The audience has given the presenter an hour of their life, so they want that hour to be useful. It's disrespectful of a presenter to not show up rehearsed and prepared with information and insights that will improve the lives of the audience in some way. Presenting will do only one of two things for you: it will either diminish your credibility or yield results. Most bad presentations hurt the presenter's credibility." - Nancy Duarte

"I don't even think you should tell the audience you're improvising. It's like an apology in case it's bad : 'we're just making it up' If the improv isn't better than the rehearsed stuff, then you should just rehearse it." - Keith Johnstone

"An actor knows two important things - to be honest in what he is doing and to be in touch with the audience. That's not bad advice for a politician either." - Ronald Reagan

"There is a danger, if you cast someone who is 18, 19 or 20 to play 14 or 15, that very subtly, almost unconsciously, the audience is, "Oh, this isn't so bad."" - David Schwimmer

"Only enormously talented people could have made Death to Smoochy. Those with lesser gifts would have lacked the nerve to make a film so bad, so miscalculated, so lacking any connection with any possible audience." - Roger Ebert

"I think any film that asks its audience a degree of tolerance and acceptance of those less fortunate than themselves isn't a bad thing from whatever culture you're in or from whatever part of any political spectrum." - Hugh Bonneville

"A bad guy always assumes he's going to win, whereas the good guy has to struggle with, what if I lose?, and the audience wants to struggle with him." - David Gallagher

"The way Hollywood portrays mothers - you're either all good and saint-like, or you're all bad. And I think the real honesty of motherhood is not given a voice in movies. I miss that as an audience member." - Ellen Barkin

"As long as I can make an audience feel something, I don't care whether it's a good thing or bad thing, just to feel something is important to me." - Elisha Cuthbert

"Not working is bad for you. It is my drug, it gives me a high; most performers will tell you that. And there is nothing like the high that an audience gives you." - Bruce Forsyth

"When I stopped touring in the early '80s for a few years, it was a mistake looking back. I lost touch with my audience in a way and I think that was a bad career move." - Bryan Ferry

"Yes, bad or mediocre ballets can be useful to the dancers and temporarily fun for the audience, but in the long run, the lowering of standards can only erode the art form we all love." - Robert Gottlieb

"I get to hear the really good or the really bad things in the press, but I don't read it. I can afford to say that because public opinion does not drive U2's audience." - Bono

"Nobody has yet proven that taking a chance and doing something unique that an audience isn't used to is a bad idea. What the theater lacks is that kind of courage." - Harold Prince

"I'm terrible at solving things. I'm really bad and haven't got any sort of lateral thinking capacity. I am your perfect audience for a mystery. I love that kind of stuff. I'm always on the edge of my seat." - Julia Sawalha

"I think any time anybody sees the bad guy show emotion and you're not hitting the audience over the head, there's always a tinge of empathy for that individual." - Paul Wesley

"The good and wonderful thing about my whole career is that I've always felt that the audience, if I do it well, will track wherever I go, whether it's President or a lawyer or bad guy or good." - John Travolta

"It's certainly more interesting for me as an actor, but I think it's also more interesting for the audience to see three-dimensional characters, rather than just a bad guy or a good guy." - Nicholas Lea

"My father, good or bad, mistakes or no, had a direct line from his heart to the music to the people, to the audience. He played with logic and his own inner truth." - Arthur Rubinstein

"Only enormously talented people could have made Death to Smoochy . Those with lesser gifts would have lacked the nerve to make a film so bad, so miscalculated, so lacking any connection with any possible audience." - Roger Ebert

"My audience consists mainly of people who already recognize how bad this culture is, and I want to push them to become more radical. It doesn't really matter to me if they are Left or Right." - Derrick Jensen

"I firmly believe that emotions are universal, and I know that when they connect with the audience, it works. There is no such thing as an entertaining or a serious film; there are good films and bad films. Good films will always find a vast audience." - Karan Johar

"Great men are almost always bad men." - Lord Acton

"Bad spellers of the world untie!" - Adam Savage

"Relax, the bad guys do' knock. (Romeo)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Don't lick the guests, darling. Bad manners." - Patricia Briggs

"Bad habits die hard........... livingforlove rebelheart" - Madonna Ciccone

"An overflow of good converts to bad." - William Shakespeare

"Bad men are full of repentance." - Aristotle

"Sickness seizes the body from bad ventilation." - Ovid

"If the audience doesn't hear what is going on, is it going on?" - Robert Fripp

"So much of Jazz doesn't have an audience other than music students or musicians." - Branford Marsalis

"Genius requires an audience." - Jacqueline Carey

"Don't limit your audience." - Nash Grier

"Each audience is different." - Prince

"My audience is God." - Jeremy Lin

"I have always read all my reviews, the bad along with the good (although you remember the bad much more than the good!). I am just too curious to see how it's playing with the audience, and I have a thick-enough skin to handle the less charitable assessments." - Frank Spotnitz

"I think most actors probably enjoy playing the bad guy. I think it's the fact that most of the time, heroes aren't written with enough interesting qualities or flaws, and that leads to the bad guys being almost the runaway train, as far as being more interesting for the audience to watch." - Chris Demetral

"Ash, I want you. Bad, very very bad. But you deserve better than this" - Abbi Glines

"If you choose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself." - Aesop

"Technology happens, it's not good, it's not bad. Is steel good or bad?" - Andy Grove

"How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Simple version for me is, umm, started bad and finished bad basically..." - Roger Federer

"Good men are bad men's instructors, And bad men are good men's materials." - Laozi

"Who has good luck is good, Who has bad luck is bad." - Bertolt Brecht

"I'm still going on bad dates when by now I should be in a bad marriage." - Laura Kightlinger

"Sometimes bad is bad." - Huey Lewis

"Whoever writes a bad review, I put their name on a list, and they're going to get taken care of one day down the road. Otherwise, I don't let it bother me. The truth is, these are review-proof movies. The audiences are going to see it. My audience, our audience, isn't reading Esquire magazine to see if my movie is good or not. They just want to laugh, to be entertained, and lose themselves." - Brett Ratner

"I get an opportunity to communicate with the audience about the movie that I've made. I get the chance to bring attention to the film that I've made. I care a lot about the movies that I make. I want them to reach an audience, and I want them to be successful. I promote nearly everything that I do, unless I've got some bad taste in my mouth." - Harrison Ford

"Discrimination is a bad bad bad thing." - Emily Saliers

"I've had shows where you think, "Is this going well? I can't tell," and then you say goodnight and you get this ovation. They're sorta like a theater audience. I've learned that much; that they're not always going to be doing backflips - but I'll never figure it out. Because sometimes you walk up there, and they're so excited, and then other times, it's just... But sometimes an audience is bad, and you can tell them they're bad, and that sort of breaks the ice a bit." - Todd Barry

"Don't cater to the audience. Inspire the audience." - Ken Danby

"There are wonderful things in Jazz, the improvisation, the liveliness, the being at one with the audience." - Henri Matisse

"The audience is never wrong." - Carol Burnett

"You cannot fool an audience." - Marian Anderson

"Above all, ignore the audience." - Minnie Maddern Fiske

"Postmodernism cost literature its audience." - Scott Turow

"There's an audience for everything." - Davy Jones

"Great marketing only makes a bad product fail faster." - David Ogilvy

"Why kill good people just to get a bad man?" - Loudon Wainwright Iii

"Persecution is a bad and indirect way to plan religion." - Thomas Browne

"Anger, hatred, fear, is very bad for our health" - Dalai Lama

"If men be good, government cannot be bad." - William Penn

"Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing." - Seneca the Younger

"Powerful people doing bad things LIKE cynical, despairing citizens." - Alex Steffen

"You can't exercise your way out of a bad diet." - Mark Hyman, M.D.

"Don't treat good guys like you treat bad guys." - Morton Blackwell

"Losing isn't as bad as not fighting at all." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"All information is good, even when it is bad." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Tale-bearers are as bad as the tale-makers." - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"I could make the bad guys good for a weekend." - Taylor Swift

"A bad man becomes worse when he apes a saint." - Publilius Syrus

"Reading stories is bad enough but writing them is worse." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Be good only if being bad ain't more fun." - Jeaniene Frost

"Good or Bad? Good. That's what I thought" - Stephenie Meyer

"People gonna talk whether you doing bad or good" - Rihanna

"if somebody at least listens it not too bad" - J D Salinger

"It is no bad thing celebrating a simple life." - J R R Tolkien

"People feign ignorance as an excuse for their bad behavior." - Alan Robert Neal

"Do' feel bad; I regularly reduce people to unintelligible stammers." - Eoin Colfer

"Fire is' good or bad. It just burns." - Karen Marie Moning

"Oh, everything looks bad if you remember it." - Homer

"The nature of bad news affects the teller." - William Shakespeare

"If it's worth feeling bad about, it's worthy of amnesia." - Richard Bandler

"Too bad you can't quote the look on my face." - Amy Lee

"Bad men excuse their faults; good men abandon them." - Anonymous

"Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math." - Anonymous

"Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow." - Proverbs

"Bad as I like ye, it's worse without ye." - Proverbs

"I find, then, I am but a bad anatomist." - Wolfe Tone

"Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage." - William Shakespeare

"America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad-ass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"The gifts of bad men bring no good with them." - Euripides

"Bad laws make bad customs." - Jane Aiken Hodge

"I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers." - Stephen King

"Bad beliefs make bad behavior." - Warren Akin Candler

"It's bad. It's damned bad." - Abraham Lincoln

"Sometimes we get so afraid of hitting bad shots (making bad pitches), we don't let ourselves hit (pitch) good ones." - Butch Harmon

"I don't think there's such a thing as a bad emotion. The only bad emotion is a stuck emotion." - Rachel Naomi Remen

"Bad administration, to be sure, can destroy good policy; but good administration can never save bad policy." - Adlai Stevenson

"Bad administration, to be sure, can destroy good policy; but good administration can never save bad policy." - Adlai Stevenson I

"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion." - Abraham Lincoln

"Sometimes you can do certain things on stage, or even in a TV series, and people see the look on your face and they know what you mean, so you can get away with certain things. But if you can't create that look on an animated character, which is essentially a puppet, the line will hit the audience in a very bad way." - Jerry Seinfeld

"A recovery of the old sense of sin is essential to Christianity. Christ takes it for granted that men are bad. Until we really feel this assumption of His to be true, though we are part of the world He came to save, we are not part of the audience to whom His words are addressed." - C S Lewis

"In my career, I've often played the protagonist or the hero of the movie, and there are so many rules inherent to that role. The audience needs to stay with you, identify with you and like you. When you play the bad guy, those rules go out the window. There's so much freedom there." - Ryan Phillippe

"Maybe my movie isn't over, I say, because sometimes moviemakers trick the audience with a false bad ending, and just when you think the movie is going to end badly, something dramatic happens, which leads to the happy ending. This seems like a good spot for something dramatic to happen, especially since it's my birthday." - Matthew Quick

"To me if there's an achievement to lighting and photography in a film it's because nothing stands out, it all works as a piece. And you feel that these actors are in this situation and the audience is not thrown by a pretty picture or by bad lighting." - Roger Deakins

"Maybe the actors that used to turn down William Goldman's scripts - where he wanted them to stretch and grow, and he was mad at 'em, and said, "Why won't they be a real actor?" - maybe they just knew their audience. It's too bad." - Beth Grant

"In a way I think why the Ghost story is very relatable to a large audience is that it's kind of a coming of age story and it's a realisation of 'I am what I am - what has happened to me, good or bad, that is the sum of who I am now'." - Rupert Sanders

"I did do a presentation pilot with Jesse Eisenberg and he's wonderful. He's such a great writer. He directed me and he wrote these wonderful scripts and we're waiting to hear if marketers and advertisers think that an audience wants to look at a bad mom and her 10-year-old son in a show." - Parker Posey

"What I really love is touring on a bus with my band playing shows every night and feeling the audience, feeling the presence of people actually listening to my music. Feeding my soul is what touring feels like for me and I absolutely refuse to have a bad time doing something I really, really love." - Christina Perri

"Sometimes I feel really bad for the audience. I don't know how to make them happy. And you just feel drained cause you're trying everything possible to turn things around. And sometimes it is possible to turn things around on stage, and I've done it before, but sometimes it's impossible." - Charlyne Yi

"It's very intense to be in front of a live audience. It's just an amazing experience. It's dangerous. Everything out there is heightened. The bad stuff is extra-worse. The silences are extra-silent. The good stuff is amazing. It's electric when you walk out there. For 90 minutes, you're on this other planet." - Steven Wright

"The world of the stage and the performance on the stage usually does not tend to translate very well - it doesn't tend to hold very well - once cameras are on it; it's not like it's terrible or embarrassing or bad anything, but, I, as an actor, would perform a role differently for an audience than I would for just cameras." - Jason Alexander

"I work from a deep sense of insecurity. I have the belief, and I can't shake it, that there are endless reasons to turn the channel. There are hundreds of channels and entirely other things to do besides TV. And if you make a bad television show there's no reason for the audience to come back the following week." - Chuck Lorre

"When I go in front of an audience, I'll admit I sometimes have a certain amount of fear in me, because maybe the people are not going to accept what I'm doing today. That's bad for any artist, especially if what you're doing is not in line with what's happening today." - Jimmy Rushing

"Write for yourself, not for a perceived audience. If you do, you'll mostly fall flat on your face, because it's impossible to judge what people want. And you have to read. That's how you learn what is good writing and what is bad. Then the main thing is application. It's hard work." - Wilbur Smith

"The American audience has really opened up to women being A.) funny and B.) kinda crude. 'Bridesmaids' is R-rated, and I think it was a major coup for women to have an R-rated comedy that did really well. Same as 'Bad Teacher.'" - Chris Pratt

"My dad loves to be talked about, good or bad. He just loves it. He's not even hearing the content, he's just hearing him. When I'm onstage, he's looking at the audience members and can't believe that there are strangers listening to me, and he's just delighted by the whole thing." - Sarah Silverman

"The good and wonderful thing about my whole career is that I've always felt that the audience, if I do it well, will track wherever I go, whether it's President or a lawyer or bad guy or good. All I have to do is execute the material enough where they buy into it. I've had the great luxury of the audiences accepting that." - John Travolta

"Movies require a lot of patience. I like instant results. If I have done something that's not funny at all, the audience will let me know in two seconds. With the movie, I will have to wait nine months to know if I was that bad." - Vir Das



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