Applause Quotes

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John Lennon
“For those of you in the cheap seats I'd like ya to clap your hands to this one; the rest of you can just rattle your jewelry!”
John Lennon

Richard Flanagan
“Virtue was vanity dressed up and waiting for applause.”
Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Craig Ferguson
“You clap. The Censor wakes up. We all get into trouble.”
Craig Ferguson

Christy Leigh Stewart
“The wider you spread your fingers apart while clapping is equal to the amount of retarded you look while clapping.”
Christy Leigh Stewart

“There was so much to learn and it was all fun. But the best part was getting a laugh from an audience. That was like drowning in candy.”
Hal Holbrook, Harold: The Boy Who Became Mark Twain

Leni Riefenstahl
“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

Amit Kalantri
“Magic is the stunning art of surprising your audience, so that nothing else surprises them.”
Amit Kalantri

“When an audience shares your prejudices you can always count on their applause.”
Marty Rubin

Vaslav Nijinsky
“Applause is not opinion. Applause is a feeling of love for the artist.”
Vaslav Nijinsky

Hamlin Garland
He bantered us, challenged us, electrified us . . . At times his eloquence held us silent as images and some witty turn, some humorous phrase brought roars of applause. At times we cheered almost every sentence, like delegates at a political convention, At other moments we rose in our seats and yelled. There was something hypnotic in his rhythm and phrasing. His power over his auditors was absolute.

{Garland's thoughts on the great Robert Ingersoll}”
Hamlin Garland

“Awards and ceremonies are all an applause of discipline.”
Sunday Adelaja

Pawan Mishra
“Clapping is easily the best example of self-amplification in the world. It sprouts from a single wham to a wave of sound in no time. As soon as someone clapped on hearing Tulsi’s name, an avalanche of applause followed.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Amit Kalantri
“An invention is a responsibility of the individual, society cannot invent, it can only applaud the invention and inventor.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Ljupka Cvetanova
“After the elections, voters are never given an applause.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

“I like the quiet it takes to pursue an idea the way I pursued “Hamilton,” but I couldn't write a book, because there's no applause at the end of writing a book.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Beth Goobie
“The silence stretched out, heartbeat after heartbeat – taut, excruciating. And then, finally, came the first sound: a slow, deliberate clapping. Startled, Maddy opened her eyes to see Harvir leaning back in his desk, his dark gaze steady on her as his hands came together, unhurried, almost leisurely, announcing his approval. A second later, from across the room, Kara joined in, followed by August, and Paul and Jeremy and Theresa. Ms. Mousumi got to her feet with a broad smile on her face, then Rhonda began to applaud, and Nikki. Not everyone followed suit – Ken continued to sit stonefaced, as did Julie and her retinue. David, too, remained motionless, staring at his desktop. Elliot gazed out the classroom windows; Sheng played with a pen. Still, the heartbeat clapping continued on, and Maddy realized she would never forget the gift of it. If it didn’t include everyone, it was enough. She had her soul back.”
Beth Goobie, The Pain Eater

Ljupka Cvetanova
“You say my performance was great. Did you come up with that conclusion observing me or the audience?”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Ljupka Cvetanova
“This applause is a plagiarism. Yesterday another audience applauded in exactly the same manner.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Neil Gaiman
“I walked out and I got a standing ovation from all these people, and it's like a creepy thing... either you've become a cultural icon, or they are applauding the fact that you are not dead yet.”
Neil Gaiman

Danielle Dutton
“One night, the Duarte girl, sang poems set to music in a voice so clear I felt my soul rise up inside my ear. In a garden of clematis, with servants dressed like Gypsies placing candles in the trees, we assembled on the grass, between a Belgian wood and {the Duchess of Lorraine}'s glassy pond. In a pale orange gown I read two pieces I'd prepared...When the ladies clapped their approval in the dark, everything, to me, was suddenly bright and near.”
Danielle Dutton, Margaret the First

Khushwant Singh
“There is no wine in the world as heady as applause; and it has the same effect. It temporarily subdues anxiety and restores confidence.”
Khushwant Singh, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale

Mitch Albom
“Then he commandeered the floor, shooting back and forth like some hot Latin lover. When he finished, everyone applauded. He could have stayed in that moment forever.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Ehsan Sehgal
“Animals and birds enjoy just one sex attitude within its instinct. Conversely, it is only a human, who discovered above nature, sex postures in an awkward way. Applause, please.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Talent is often suffocated by the desire to be deemed talented.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Nitya Prakash
“There's no point in doing something to get the applause of the crowd - it just proves that the crowd is everything, and you are nothing.”
Nitya Prakash

Criss Jami
“I would hope not to be like the artist who has to depend on the naivety of his audience for applause.”
Criss Jami

Abhijit Naskar
“Society invented terms like success and failure to judge whether a person is worthy enough to be a part of society. It's a gateway pass to an elite club filled with snobs and hypocrites, who have no idea of life, reason and progress. They are but a bunch of leeches who feed on other people's achievements while mocking the achievements that are in the making. These leeches applaud achievements and scoff at the endeavors that make those achievements possible. Pay no heed to the sneering of these leeches, just continue with your work. It's your work that makes you who you are, not the mockery or the applause.”
Abhijit Naskar, I Vicdansaadet Speaking: No Rest Till The World is Lifted

“Don't wait on the applause from others, be your own cheering section.”
Christine E. Szymanski

Abhijit Naskar
“When others praise you, keep a smile on your face, when others ridicule you, still keep a smile on your face.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“Today's mockery is tomorrow's applause.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

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