audiences

A Quote by Walter Lippmann on audiences, music, understanding, and wisdom

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

Walter Lippmann (1889 - 1974)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on audiences and poets

To have great poets, there must be great audiences.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on audiences, comedy, god, and laughter

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by unknown on audiences, excellence, opportunity, and wives

A man appeared before an audience in which his wife was seated and when he got through he went up to her and said. "How did I do? " And she said, "You did fine, only you missed several excellent opportunities to sit down."

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on audiences, beginning, business, company, competition, honesty, meetings, men, merit, people, presidency, questions, spirit, time, and trade

Watson's answer to a question about competition in his first company meeting, 1914, as the new president, of the CTR (Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company), the company that was to become IBM: ". . . the only way that we want you men to handle the competition proposition is the only way we can afford to allow you men to handle it, that is, strictly on the merits of our goods. . . . You people when you come down to competition-must not do anything that's in restraint of trade, anything that will restrain the other fellow from selling his goods, anything that could be construed by anybody as unfair competition," he said, stammering in his earnestness. "You know, gentlemen, it is bad policy to do anything unfair with anybody, anywhere at any time, isn't it, in business or outside of business? No man ever won except in the one honest, fair and square way in which you men are working." The audience burst into applause, interrupting Watson again and again as he assured them that he would uphold fairness no matter what the competition did. . . . The spirit of the meeting quickened; and Watson, for the first time, began to take command.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas and Marva Belden in The Life of Thomas J. Watson, 1962, Little, Brown and Co.

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A Quote by Tallulah Bankhead on acting, audiences, and theater

If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.

Tallulah Bankhead (1903 - 1968)

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A Quote by Stephen Morrissey on audiences, needs, obsession, passion, people, personality, personality, and singers

Singers attract fans with aspects of their own personality. People feel I'm passionate and obsessive. They know this isn't a profession for me, it's a vocation. It's not an egotistical thing, but something else. I'm in a dialogue with my audience, and that's something I need

Stephen Morrissey

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on audiences, dependence, difficulty, simplicity, and starting

It is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences, each dependent upon its predecessor and each simple in itself. If, after doing so, one simply knocks out all the central inferences and presents one's audience with the starting-point and the conclusion, one may produce a startling, though perhaps a meretricious, effect.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Dancing Men"

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A Quote by Ronald Bailey on agriculture, audiences, best friend, economics, enemies, environment, food, friendship, future, growth, humanity, nature, plants, power, progress, promotion, prosperity, radicals, seriousness, society, students, technology, an

"Even though it will disappoint many of you, the evidence is that you have a very bright future." This is how I finished my presentation at American University, eliciting a few chuckles from the audience. On a more serious note, I asked the students to consider a radical proposition: Economic growth and technological progress are not enemies of the environment but are perhaps its best friends, since they allow us to reduce humanity's footprint on the natural world. High tech agriculture boosts farm productivity, which means a cheaper food supply and more land spared for nature. Better sewage treatment means that our rivers and streams can run freer of pollutants. Catalytic converters on cars and better filters on power-plant smokestacks have greatly reduced smog, smoke and soot in the air. But only rich societies can afford to pay for these. In the end, the best environmental program of all is the promotion of prosperity.

Ronald Bailey

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on audiences and experience

Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol, and an audience is electrified.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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