"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."
"Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,' he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. 'Shake it off. Stop complainin'. Stop grumblin'. Stop cryin'. We are going to press on. We have work to do."
"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."
"The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping ."
"A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success."
"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."
"What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it."
"Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love."
"I would like you all to give me a round of applause as I have not crashed my car in over 15 months."