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Applause is the most powerful thing... people talk about the sound of it, but what I hear is glee.
C. C. H. Pounder
Old men need applause too.
The first time I acted was in high school in Florida, and when I heard that applause I felt so alive and felt that electricity go up my spine.
I know my body. What happened is that I got so caught up in the applause I forgot how I should dance. All my life I've been what others wanted - in dancing and in life. Now I'm doing it my way.
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.
Evil report carries further than any applause.
From day one, I got addicted to being on stage and getting the applause and laughter.
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.
A stand-up comic is judged by every line. Singers get applause at the end of their song no matter how bad they are.
Nobody kicks on being interrupted if it's by applause.
O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
Well, I'm not one of those people who needs the limelight. If I'm performing, that's what I'm doing. If I'm not, I don't long for it. I don't need the approval of an audience, or applause.
People go into politics because they want the affirmation, and they want the applause.
The hoopla, the applause, the praises have never excited me.
You hit a certain age, and you haven't died yet, and you become an elder statesman. I think I get a lot of applause because I'm not keeling over.
I thank you in advance for the great round of applause I'm about to get.
People come into public life for different reasons. None of us are ego-challenged, I think, or we probably wouldn't be doing what we're doing, so if anyone tells you that they don't like the sound of the applause and the ego gratification, I don't think they're being straight with you.
Behind the footlights there is always the applause, which stimulates the actors. On the screen it is a different matter.
I still sing because I love the sound of applause, because it's who I am, and because I still can.
The most remarkable moment is when you go out on the stage and you hear the applause of the audience!
As a film actor, you don't often get that opportunity to meet with your audience and take your applause on stage.
There's nothing nicer than getting a round of applause for turning up for work. It's amazing! You start work, and people clap. Do you know what I mean? And then they stand up and clap at the end.
Part of me would love to have been a leading lady because there's a lot of glamour that goes with that and a lot of applause, but I've been very blessed.
The lights go down, you hear the applause and you're up there, and then everything else is forgotten.
I'd get more applause than some because I was just seventeen. If they didn't clap at the end of my act I would limp off stage and boy would they feel guilty. They would all burst into tremendous applause as they saw this poor cripple kid walking off.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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