Applause is a receipt, not a bill.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Every ear is tickled with the sweet music of applause.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
There is nothing that compares to an unexpected round of applause.
Applause waits on success.
In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.
Soul of the age! The applause! delight! The wonder of our stage!
Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.
You must be prepared to work always without applause.
There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.
My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else.
Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.
What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it.
From then on, I realized this is what I want to do, what I'm supposed to do: Giving energy and receiving it back through applause. I love it. That's my world. I love it. I enjoy it. I live for it.
I'd get more applause than some because I was just seventeen. If they didn't clap at the end of my act I would limp off stage and boy would they feel guilty. They would all burst into tremendous applause as they saw this poor cripple kid walking off.
The only principles of public conduct that are worthy of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate, ease, health, and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country.
I still sing because I love the sound of applause, because it's who I am, and because I still can.
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.
Neither human applause nor human censure is to be taken as the best of truth; but either should set us upon testing ourselves.
O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou has no name to be known by, let us call thee devil....O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance revel and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!
Flattery of the verbal kind is gross. In short, applause is of too coarse a nature to be swallowed in the gross, though the extract or tincture be ever so agreeable.
We should welcome applause whenever it comes.
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