Top 35 Preview Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Preview Quotes from famous people such as Radha Ravi, Stephen Hopkins, Seth MacFarlane, Rebecca Serle, Anita Dobson, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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In our age of Twitter and smartphones, there is no controlled release of a movie preview. The enigma of movie stars is lost.
Radha Ravi
There were no previews; we made the film we wanted to make.
Stephen Hopkins
Every year, the Friday before the new Saturday-morning shows would premiere, the networks would do this big preview special, and I was always glued to the TV. As horrible as they were, they were entertaining at the time. There was a lot of showmanship from the networks based around the new lineup.
Seth MacFarlane
Leave horror previews for horror movies. At least you know the people going have made a choice that they want to see them.
Rebecca Serle
Wonderful things happened to me – I met my husband, I got invited to previews and premieres, I was asked to do fashion shoots and front covers of magazines. You’ve just got to embrace it and do the best you can.
Anita Dobson
I went to the opening of ‘Sister Act,’ and I had such a great time. I had no idea what it was about, and I had never seen the movies. But I heard the show went through some major last-minute craziness in previews, and man, opening night was really fun and really entertaining.
Aaron Lazar
I’m someone who started in the theater and really couldn’t stand repeating the show. My favorite part of acting is the five or six weeks of rehearsal that you get. I like doing previews; I like the opening week because my friends and family come, and then after that, I don’t want to do it anymore.
Liev Schreiber
So much about being a director is getting the show ready for that first preview audience. I have a lot of experience making events that only happen once; it’s opening and closing night in the same three-hour span.
Thomas Kail
A first preview is not exactly a pleasant experience for directors and actors. You’re never as raw as when the audience first comes in.
John Tiffany
The cliche was always that ‘everybody’s a critic,’ but it becomes truer every day. Long before reviews appear in the traditional outlets, you can now usually discover – somewhere in the thickets of the Internet – reactions to shows from people who’ve seen them in previews.
Ben Brantley
When you’re reinterpreting the same material eight shows a week, it’s impossible to lock in the ‘ideal’ performance. Things that felt great in previews can feel forced three months in; jokes that got big laughs in the rehearsal room may suddenly fall flat in front of a paying audience.
Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.
Albert Einstein
I’m not someone who could do ‘Superweib,’ even if you tell me that this director is another Lubitsch. I saw the preview, and I have to say that you’d need a squad of police officers to force me to see the whole thing.
Bruno Ganz
I think it’s all right for an actor to appear on television as a guest maybe three or four times a year. Perhaps to preview a future movie or a play.
Van Heflin
When I first started in the business, it was hardly ever done. But today, it almost feels like studios go out and preview movies knowing full well that they’re going to use the information they get to go back and reshoot.
Marc Platt
I will take to my grave with me the atmosphere of the first ‘Cursed Child’ preview, because no one knew anything. Only very rarely have I been able to deploy the phrase ‘audible gasps.’
Jamie Parker
It’s like real life: We don’t get a preview of what’s coming up, thank God, and we don’t build our own character from what we’re going to be informed with in the future.
Frances Conroy
I love test screenings. Some directors don’t, I know. But I love it. I think it’s because I come from the theatre and in the theatre, previews are where you really have to listen to the audience and really feel how they’re responding. I found our test screenings incredibly useful.
Stephen Daldry
At early previews, the theater gossips are there, wishing you ill every night. They don’t grant you any slack. Agents are in from Hollywood. Your friends are there. People who are going to spread the word-of-mouth. If something doesn’t work, everyone will know.
Peter Stone
Musicals are written and then rewritten. Those things used to happen on the road. Now they are done in New York during preview performances.
Peter Stone
By going to a preview, a director becomes insidiously infected by the process, so by the end of it, you’re thinking, ‘It may be a bit too long.’
Ridley Scott
My grandmother was an unparalleled storyteller who gave me a preview of how life might turn out, and also fortified my empathy.
Chris Ware
Instagram is my favorite! It’s interactive and a fun way to stay connected to my friends, family and fans. I love posting photos from family trips, property visits, previews of my collections, everything!
Ivanka Trump
Books marketing has moved from the review culture to a preview culture.
Ravi Subramanian
My first kiss was onscreen. My character learned to drive before I did, so when they asked me to hit the mark with that giant Lincoln, I hit the camera instead. Being an actor gives an interesting perspective on life. And in my case, an interesting preview.
Kellie Martin
Every show is a mess at its first preview. No one’s had enough time to rehearse in costumes, traffic patterns backstage haven’t been worked out, machinery weighing thousands of pounds is being operated for the first time. And, also, it’s the first time all the material you’ve written is before the public.
Maury Yeston
I can never bring myself to watch Mahesh’s films. It’s way too stressful for me. All his family members are eager to attend and enjoy the previews of his films like normal people. But I sit at home chewing my nails, praying, wondering if this one will be as big as the previous one, and so on.
Namrata Shirodkar
I don’t know much about auctions. I sometimes go to previews and see art sardined into ugly rooms. I’ve gawked at the gaudy prices, and gaped at well-clad crowds of happy white people conspicuously spending hundreds of millions of dollars.
Jerry Saltz
I miss a lot of things; that’s the price one pays for stardom. I miss standing in queues, buying tickets, and watching films first day first show. It isn’t the same going to preview theatres or multiplexes and trying to stay incognito.
One only has to look at the debacle that has unfolded in Iraq after the withdrawal of U.S. troops at the end of 2011 to have a sneak preview of what could take place in an Afghanistan without some kind of residual American presence.
Peter Bergen
If Broadway shows charge preview prices while the cast is in dress rehearsal, why should restaurants charge full price when their dining room and kitchen staffs are still practicing?
Marian Burros
I use Twitter mostly, and then whenever I just want to

I use Twitter mostly, and then whenever I just want to preview some new music that I record, I take to Snapchat or TikTok.
NLE Choppa
I do this for the sake of myself. It’s a selfish process. I don’t really have any expectations from anyone for your comments or your reviews or your previews.
Lupe Fiasco
I love to get music sent as an MP3 attachment because that way I can preview the song in my e-mail, without even having to download it to my iTunes. I prefer that over having to go to MySpace, Facebook or YouTube.
Perez Hilton
In theatre, previews are the first draft of a show. I strongly believe that. The only way we can truly tell whether that draft works is by having an audience present.
John Tiffany