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 Martin Yan - “The hoopla, the applause, the praises have never excited me.”  
 Martin Yan - “Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.”  
 Douglas Wood - “There is nothing like the high of being on stage and reaping applause, especially for emotionally needy people like me”  
 Randy West - “For anyone who works in front of an audience there is no thrill quite like that of feeling and hearing the evidence of the audience members' enjoyment. Laughter and applause really are powerful.”  
 Willie Stargell - “I don't really feel that I deserve all my applause.”  
 Elaine Paige - “I received the most fantastic welcome to the Broadway Theatre community. I walked on stage to tremendous applause and a long standing ovation, wondering when I was ever going to be able to say my first line”  
 Alexander Pope - “Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.”  
 Matthew Perry - “I would like you all to give me a round of applause as I have not crashed my car in over 15 months.”  
 James Otis - “The only principles of public conduct that are worthy of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate, ease, health, and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country.”  
 Little Milton - “And I tell my audience, you know, give the real stars a round of applause. Because without them I'm nobody. So I learned so much from people like that.”  
 Jose Marti - “But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible.”  
 Brenda Lee - “I still sing because I love the sound of applause, because it's who I am, and because I still can.”  
 Gwen Ifill - “People do still cheer for the President. And some of the military audiences are more likely to cheer than others. I have seen him speak lately in front of groups like Freedom House, where the applause was a long time coming.”  
 Phil Harris - “The skit was very successful based on the applause. After that show, the three of us decided to get together and try and come up with some songs that we could all participate in.”  
 Franz Grillparzer - “To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.”  
 Baltasar Gracian - “Evil report carries further than any applause.”  
 Giuseppe Garibaldi - “Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which has merited the applause of the universe. You have conquered and you will conquer still, because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles.”  
 William Feather - “Any man who makes a speech more than six times a year is bound to repeat himself, not because he has little to say, but because he wants applause and the old stuff gets it.”  
 Bo Diddley - “I thank you in advance for the great round of applause I'm about to get.”  
 Warren Cuccurullo - “The lights go down, you hear the applause and you're up there, and then everything else is forgotten.”  
 Claudia Christian - “Occasionally if you do something extraordinary, the crew responds with spontaneous applause, but that's very rare.”  
 Erykah Badu - “From then on, I realized this is what I want to do, what I'm supposed to do Giving energy and receiving it back through applause. I love it. That's my world. I love it. I enjoy it. I live for it.”  
 Emanuel Ax - “We should welcome applause whenever it comes.”  
 Emanuel Ax - “Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later, when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding my breath in the silence of the end.”  
 Emanuel Ax - “I have been trying to find out exactly when listeners and performers decided that applause between movements would not be allowed, but nobody seems to have been willing to admit that they were the culprit.”  

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