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

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

The clitoris not only applauds when a women flaunts her mastery; it will give a standing ovation. In the multiple orgasm, we see the finest evidence that our lady Klitoris helps those who help themselves. It may take many minutes to reach the first summit, but once there the lusty mountaineer finds wings awaiting her. She does noy need to scramble back to the ground before scaling the next peak, but can glide like a raptor on currents of joy.
— Natalie Angier

I have also noticed that when a rider who had confidence in his ability was defeated, after doing his level best to win, always received an ovation from the gathering.
— Major Taylor

I love working in Canada. The ovation is great. It makes me feel like I'm the top dog.
— ovation quotation by Owen Hart