Applause Quotes

“A vain man can never be utterly ruthless: he wants to win applause and therefore he accommodates himself to others”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For anyone who works in front of an audience there is no thrill quite like that of feeling and hearing the evidence of the audience members' enjoyment. Laughter and applause really are powerful.

Randy West

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.

Judy Garland

Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.

Alfred Jarry

When you can be your own best audience and when your applause is the best applause you know of, youíre in good shape.

L. Ron Hubbard

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.

Baltasar Gracian

The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.

Samuel Johnson

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

Judy Garland

Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life

Elmer Davis

Applause begets applause in the theatre, as laughter begets laughter and tears beget tears.

CLAYTON HAMILTON

There is nothing an economist should fear so much as applause.

Herbert Marshall

To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success. And success? What is it? I do not find it in the applause of the theatre. It lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment.

Anna Pavlova

Evil report carries further than any applause

Baltasar Gracian

“One gains universal applause who mingles the useful with the agreeable, at once delighting and instructing the reader.”

Horace

“My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it.”

Samuel Lover

Applause felt like approval, and it became a drug that soothed the pain, but only temporarily.

Anita Baker

Any man who makes a speech more than six times a year is bound to repeat himself, not because he has little to say, but because he wants applause and the old stuff gets it

William Feather

Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.

Alexander Pope

To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.

Franz Grillparzer

Silence,--the applause of real and durable impressions.

Alphonse de Lamartine

“I would like you all to give me a round of applause as I have not crashed my car in over 15 months”

Matthew Perry

Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep

Samuel Johnson

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.

George M Adams

We protest against unjust criticism, but we accept unearned applause.

Jose Narosky

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