A clever conjurer is welcome anywhere, and those of us whose powers of entertainment are limited to the setting of booby-traps or the arranging of apple-pie beds must view with envy the much greater tribute of laughter and applause which is the lot of the prestidigitator with some natural gift for legerdemain.
You hit a certain age, and you haven't died yet, and you become an elder statesman. I think I get a lot of applause because I'm not keeling over.
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.
The State of the Union is less written than it is designed, structured and organized around applause prompts and camera cues.
Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.
Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.
We believe... that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
More time than not, athletes, specifically fighters, have a 15 or 20-year career, and unfortunately, we end up right where we started when it's over. All we have is maybe a round of applause when we walk in a room - Hey, there's the champ! That's great; I want that, but I've got to have something tangible to show for it, too.
People go into politics because they want the affirmation, and they want the applause.
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.