We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.
1729-1797 British Political Writer Statesman
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Colton, Charles Caleb
1780-1832 British Sportsman Writer
O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
1731-1800 British Poet
The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
1803-1882 American Poet Essayist
We believe that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
1873-1907 French Playwright Author
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.
Lichtenberg, Georg C.
1742-1799 German Physicist Satirist
Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.
1945 American Rock Journalist
Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys. But to move an audience in such a role, to hear in the applause that unmistakable note which breaks through good theatre manners and comes from the heart, is to feel that you have won through to life itself. Such pleasure does not vanish with the fall of the curtain, but becomes part of one’s own life.
Markova, Dame Alice
They named it Ovation from the Latin ovis [A Sheep].
46-120 AD Greek Essayist Biographer
Applause is a receipt, not a bill.
1882-1951 German-born American Pianist