An affair wants to spill, to share its glory with the world. No act is so private it does not seek applause.
Applause waits on success.
Applause is a receipt, not a bill.
Right after the assassination of Osama bin Laden, amid all the cheers and applause, there were a few critical comments questioning the legality of the act.
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys.
When I got through, Duke Ellington stood up and started the applause.
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
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.
Nobody kicks on being interrupted if it's by applause.
The shields were enormous. In 'Julius Caesar,' I died early in the scene and used to fall asleep under the shield until I was woken up by applause.
The hoopla, the applause, the praises have never excited me.
Applause felt like approval, and it became a drug that soothed the pain, but only temporarily.