If you say you're a unifier, you expect and usually get applause. I'm a divider. Politics is division by definition, if there was no disagreement there would be no politics. The illusion of unity isn't worth having, and is anyways unattainable. - Christopher Hitchens
It is an absurdity to believe that the Deity has human passions, and one of the lowest of human passions, a restless appetite for applause - David Hume
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.
If you achieve success, you will get applause, and if you get applause, you will hear it. My advice to you concerning applause is this; enjoy it but never quite believe it.
So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause. - George Lucas
As a magician you will miss the hundred percent of the applause if you don't perform. - Amit Kalantri
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
Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life. - Elmer Davis
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
Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws. - Sir Richard Francis Burton
There is an applause superior to that of the multitudes: one's own. - Elizabeth Elton Smith
No matter how many times audience has already applauded, the sound of their applause will get louder with the better quality of your magic effect. - Amit Kalantri
Many have exchanged the touch of God for the applause of men - John Paul Warren
Real leadership is not seeking the applause from followers; real leadership is applauding the followers who become leaders. - Onyi Anyado
Being booed off stage is just an applause from ghosts! - Sharon Needles