'My mother opened the heavy [stage] door quite easily. I stepped inside and stood still. I was overcome with the emotion that here was hallowed ground . . . It came over me that I was looking at the stage and backstage of a cathedral, a temple, a mosque, a mother church . . . Of course, at that moment, I hadn't seen any live shows yet. At that time, I wanted only to kiss the floorboards . . . But how did I know they [legit stages] were really churches?"
-- Carol Channing, actress, in her new memoir Just Lucky I Guess.