88 Applause Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Applause Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The applause is a celebration not only of the actors but also of the audience. It constitutes a shared moment of delight. — John Charles Polanyi

There is always a certain noise in applause: even in the applause we give ourselves. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Applause waits on success. — Benjamin Franklin

Applause is a receipt, not a bill. — Artur Schnabel

Applause should be an emotional response to the music, rather than a regulated social duty. — Emanuel Ax

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones. — Charles Caleb Colton

Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry. — John Lennon

Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another. — George Carlin

I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives. — R. J. Palacio

True art awakens the Extraordinary Ovation — Hafez

Short Applause Quotes

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  • You must always be willing to work without applause. — Ernest Hemingway
  • Don't accept the applause of men, and you won't be destroyed by their criticism. — Reinhard Bonnke
  • The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping . — Claudius Claudianus
  • Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love. — William Hazlitt
  • If anyone ever boos you off stage, that is simply applause from ghosts. — Sharon Needles
  • Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause. — John Dryden
  • The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. — Baltasar Gracian
  • One learns to ignore criticism by first learning to ignore applause. — Robert Breault
  • What you applaud you encourage, but beware what you celebrate. — Ravi Zacharias
  • You must be prepared to work always without applause. — Ernest Hemingway

Applause Image Quotes

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Applause quote by William Hazlitt

Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love. — William Hazlitt

Applause quote You must be prepared to work always without applause.
You must be prepared to work always without applause.

Self Applause Quotes

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Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause. He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws. — Richard Francis Burton

What exactly is success? For me it is to be found not in applause, but in the satisfaction of feeling that one is realizing one's ideal. — Anna Pavlova

To be forward to praise others implies either great eminence, that can afford to, part with applause; or great quickness of discernment, with confidence in our own judgments; or great sincerity and love of truth, getting the better of our self-love. — William Hazlitt

Applause quote Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express not to impress.
Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express not to impress.

Most people like praise . . . When it is really deserved, most people expand under it into richer and better selves. — Joseph P. Farrell

I remember walking out in front of that crowd, all the parents faces and the applause, and folding my little self in half and thinking, I could get used to this. And I just never stopped. — Dallas Roberts

Too liberal self-accusations are generally but so many traps for acquittal with applause. — Samuel Richardson

Applause quote Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express not to impress
Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express not to impress

From self alone expect applause. — Marion LeRoy Burton

Round Of Applause Quotes

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Well, I think if more people had more applause, it would make them feel better. I often give my wife a round of applause. If the meal is very good I give her a standing ovation. — Tom Baker

There is nothing that compares to an unexpected round of applause. — Lynn Abbey

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

And I tell my audience, you know, give the real stars a round of applause. Because without them I'm nobody. So I learned so much from people like that. — Little Milton

For 'Iron Man' I had to improv with Robert Downey Jr., which is like going up against LeBron in basketball. At one point he stopped and said, 'Can we give a round of applause to Olivia, because she's rocking it right now.' — Olivia Munn

I thank you in advance for the great round of applause I'm about to get. — Bo Diddley

Applaud Quotes

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Have I played the part well? Then applaud as I exit. — Augustus

Plato had defined Man as an animal, biped and featherless, and was applauded. Diogenes plucked a fowl and brought it into the lecture-room with the words, "Behold Plato's man!" — Diogenes

Make a conscious effort to surround yourself with positive, nourishing, and uplifting people -- people who believe in you, encourage you to go after your dreams, and applaud your victories. — Jack Canfield

I was in Japan a couple of months ago, I saw a preview for the movie Pearl Harbor. And they showed the Japanese airplanes coming in to bomb Pearl Harbor, and I applauded. Nobody else in the theater applauded. — Bobby Fischer

We should let God be the One to praise us and not praise ourselves. For God detests those who commend themselves. Let others applaud our good deeds. — Pope Clement I

The moment when you take your first step through the gates of hell, the only thing you will hear is all of creation standing to its feet and applauding and praising God because God has rid the earth of you. That's how not good you are. — Paul Washer

I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking. Their local, state and national efforts help to discourage young people from taking up this deadly habit and the resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit. — Allyson Schwartz

The big bankers of the world, who practise the terrorism of money, are more powerful than kings and field marshals, even more than the Pope of Rome himself. They never dirty their hands. They kill no-one: they limit themselves to applauding the show. — Eduardo Galeano

It is time to search out your uniqueness, applaud and acknowledge yourself, and let your own light shine. — Debbie Ford

Hark to that shrill, sudden shout, The cry of an applauding multitude, Swayed by some loud-voiced orator who wields The living mass as if he were its soul! — William C. Bryant

People Writing About Applause

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More Applause Quotes

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True loyalty is that quality of service that grows under adversity and expands in defeat. Any street urchin can shout applause in victory, but it takes character to stand fast in defeat. One is noise - the other, loyalty. — Fielding H. Yost

When you read and understand a poem, comprehending its rich and formal meanings, then you master chaos a little. — Stephen Spender

The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause. — Gustav Mahler

Journalists were never intended to be the cheerleaders of a society, the conductors of applause, the sycophants. Tragically, that is their assigned role in authoritarian societies, but not here - not yet. — Chet Huntley

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 theater; it lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment. — Anna Pavlova

But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible. — Jose Marti

The beauteous dragonfly's dancing By the waves of the rivulet glancing; She dances here and she dances there, The glimmering, glittering flutterer fair. Full many a beetle with loud applause Admires her dress of azure gauze, Admires her body's bright splendour, And also her figure so slender... — Heinrich Heine

I had to remind Gary Kristen often that he was in the covers to field against Sachin not to applaud him — Hansie Cronje

The first time I acted was in high school in Florida, and when I heard that applause I felt so alive and felt that electricity go up my spine. — Angela Bassett

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

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. — James Otis

I'll privily away; I love the people, But do not like to stage me to their eyes; Though it do well, I do not relish well Their loud applause and aves vehement, Nor do I think the man of safe discretion That does not affect it. — William Shakespeare

Those doing soul work, who want the searing truth more than solace or applause, know each other right away. Those who want something else turn and take a seat in another room. Soul-makers find each other’s company. — Rumi

Nothing would turn the nation back to God so surely and so quickly as a Church that prayed and prevailed. The world will never believe in a religion in which there is no supernatural power. A rationalized faith, a socialized Church and a moralized gospel may gain applause, but they awaken no conviction and win no converts. — Samuel Chadwick

Ads are not written to entertain. When they do, those entertainment seekers rare little likely to be the people whom you want. This is one of the greatest advertising faults. Ad writers abandon their part. They forgot they are salesmen and try to be performers. Instead of sales, they seek applause — Claude C. Hopkins

Applause is interesting, but I'm a monster with or without it. Something is either well written or it isn't. 'White Rabbit' is not well written, and no amount of applause or royalties can convince me it is. I could have done a better job with those lyrics. They didn't say what I wanted. — Grace Slick

The applause was so loud and insistent that I had to respond with several encores. I was numb with happiness, when it was over, I knew that this alone must be my life and my world. — Leni Riefenstahl

I have been trying to find out exactly when listeners and performers decided that applause between movements would not be allowed, but nobody seems to have been willing to admit that they were the culprit. — Emanuel Ax

There is no evil that does not promise inducements. Avarice promises money; luxury, a varied assortment of pleasures; ambition, a purple robe and applause. Vices tempt you by the rewards they offer. — Seneca

There is no reward so delightful, no pleasure so exquisite, as having one's work known and acclaimed by those whose applause confers honor. — Moliere

There may be no trumpet sound or loud applause when we make a right decision, just a calm sense of resolution and peace. — Gloria Gaither

How many souls have been blown into hell with the wind of popular applause? — Thomas Watson

Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys. — Golda Meir

If you are lucky enough to be a success, by all means enjoy the applause and the adulation of the public. But never, never believe it. — Robert Montgomery

I received the most fantastic welcome to the Broadway Theatre community. I walked on stage to tremendous applause and a long standing ovation, wondering when I was ever going to be able to say my first line! — Elaine Paige

So instead of acknowledging applause, I stand there unmoving while they take part in the boldest form of dissent they can manage. Silence. Which says we do not agree. We do not condone. All of this is wrong. — Suzanne Collins

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

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