65 Applause Quotes On Success In Life

These applause quotes will inspire you. Applause, approval, or praise is expressed by clapping.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging applause quotes, applause sayings, and applause proverbs.

Best Applause Quotes

  1. “Applause is a receipt, not a bill.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  2. “The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping .” ~ Dale Carnegie
  3. “Every ear is tickled with the sweet music of applause.” ~ Isaac Barrow
  4. “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.” ~ Martin Yan

  5. “There is nothing that compares to an unexpected round of applause.” ~ Lynn Abbey
  6. “Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.” ~ Edmund Burke
  7. “Applause waits on success.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  8. “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

  9. “You must be prepared to work always without applause.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  10. “My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it” ~ Robert Montgomery
  11. “Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.” ~ Carol Channing
  12. “The applause of silence.

    is the only kind that counts.” ~ Alfred Jarry

  13. “Soul of the age! The applause! delight! The wonder of our stage!” ~ Ben Jonson
  14. “Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.” ~ Alfred Jarry
  15. “Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys.” ~ Golda Meir
  16. “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

  17. “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!” ~ William Shakespeare
  18. “I still sing because I love the sound of applause, because it’s who I am, and because I still can.” ~ Brenda Lee
  19. “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’
  20. “Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.” ~ John Dryden’

  21. “Applause should be an emotional response to the music, rather than a regulated social duty.” ~ Emanuel Ax
  22. “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.” ~ Jim Dale
  23. “The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.” ~ Baltasar Gracian
  24. “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.” ~ William Shenstone

  25. “The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  26. “With these shreds They vented their complainings, which being answered And a petition granted them, a strange one, To break the heart of generosity, And make bold power look pale, they threw their caps As they would hang them on the horns o’ th’ moon, Shouting their emulation.” ~ William Shakespeare
  27. “There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else.” ~ George Madison Adams
  28. “We should welcome applause whenever it comes.” ~ Emanuel Ax

  29. “Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.” ~ Alexander Pope
  30. “The hoopla, the applause, the praises have never excited me.” ~ Martin Yan
  31. “Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later, when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding my breath in the silence of the end.” ~ Emanuel Ax
  32. “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

  33. “In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.” ~ George Eliot
  34. “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
  35. “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
  36. “Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause.” ~ Rudolf Bing

  37. “What does it mean when people applaud? Should I give ’em money? Say thank you? Lift my dress? The lack of applause – that I can respond to.” ~ Barbra Streisand
  38. “I don’t really feel that I deserve all my applause.” ~ Willie Stargell
  39. “An affair wants to spill, to share its glory with the world. No act is so private it does not seek applause.” ~ John Updike
  40. “An affair wants to spill, to share its glory with the world. No act is so private it does not seek applause.” ~ John Updike

  41. “Occasionally if you do something extraordinary, the crew responds with spontaneous applause, but that’s very rare.” ~ Claudia Christian
  42. “Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.” ~ William Hazlitt
  43. “What good are fans? You can’t eat applause for breakfast. You can’t sleep with it.” ~ Bob Dylan
  44. “We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.” ~ Edmund Burke

  45. “A slowness to applaud betrays a cold temper or an envious spirit.” ~ Hannah More
  46. “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.” ~ Erykah Badu
  47. “When you can be your own best audience and when your applause is the best applause you know of, youre in good shape.” ~ L. Ron Hubbard
  48. “From day one, I got addicted to being on stage and getting the applause and laughter.” ~ Zac Efron

  49. “There is always a certain noise in applause: even in the applause we give ourselves.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  50. “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 Matthew Adams
  51. “A universal applause is seldom less than two thirds of a scandal” ~ Roger L’Estrange
  52. “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

  53. “Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life.” ~ Elmer Davis
  54. “I have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession for all time” ~ Thucydides
  55. “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
  56. “All of us love applause, and so we should – it means that the listener likes us!” ~ Emanuel Ax

  57. “To receive applause for works which do not demand all our powers hinders our advance towards a perfecting of our spirit. It usually means that thereafter we stand still.” ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg
  58. “Old men need applause too.” ~ Don Everly
  59. “Old men need applause too.” ~ Don Everly
  60. “Soul of the age! The applause, delight, the wonder of our stage! My Shakespeare , rise; I will not lodge thee by Chaucer or Spenser , or bid Beaumont lie A little further, to make thee a room; Thou art a monument, without a tomb, And art alive still, while thy book doth live, And we have wits to read , and praise to give .” ~ Ben Jonson
  61. “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

  62. “The lights go down, you hear the applause and you’re up there, and then everything else is forgotten.” ~ Warren Cuccurullo
  63. “Judicious praise is to children what the sun is to flowers. Christian Bovee A little praise goes a great ways.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  64. “One picture in ten thousand, perhaps, ought to live in the applause of mankind, from generation to generation until the colors fade and blacken out of sight or the canvas rot entirely away.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  65. “One gains universal applause who mingles the useful with the agreeable, at once delighting and instructing the reader.” ~ Horace

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