O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
-William Cowper (English poet One of the most widely read English poets of his day, 1731-1800)
What good are fans? You can’t eat applause for breakfast. You can’t sleep with it.
-Bob Dylan (American folksinger, b.1941)
We protest against unjust criticism, but we accept unearned applause.
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
Popular applause veers with the wind.
-John Bright (English writer, 1811-1889)
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
-Edmund Burke (British statesman and philosopher, 1729-1797)
Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys.
-Golda Meir (Israeli founder and prime minister. 1898-1978)