Sunday, 31 January 2016

Laughter is a reward

"Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward."

"I am terribly grateful. I mean, gay men seem to always know who has talent before the rest of the public does, don't you think? A stamp of approval from the gay community is almost a guarantee of success. Just ask Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, or Cher. I think they would agree."

"My motivation is always that next show, that next character or that next appearance. I’m always so sure that it will be my best performance or my greatest accomplishment."

"I'm terribly shy, but of course no one believes me. Come to think of it, neither would I."

"Johnny Depp has said he wants to play me in a movie. Wouldn't that be great? People say, "But he is a man," but it doesn't surprise me at all. I can’t remember the last time one of my impersonators didn't have a 5 o'clock shadow."

"I'll go to my grave remembering the tears and laughs I didn't get."

One of the greatest of all our Patron Saints, Miss Carol Channing is 95 years old today.

All hail!

Carol Elaine Channing (born 31st January 1921)


  1. We shall all raise a glass in her honor tonight!!!! I saw two wonderful interviews here today on our public tv station. Wow. Her memory is just so good and she broke out in song no less than 6 times.

    1. I am singing her inimitable version of Jam! as we speak... Jx

  2. "Johnny Depp has said he wants to play me in a movie." - interesting thought.


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