Words matter. These are the best Carol Channing Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
My clothes are an extension of my personality. I’d look awful in ladylike dresses.
If I talk about something I either talk about it or I DO it… the minute I talk about it it’s lost all it’s drive and all it’s fun.
There’s nothing like Nashville for making records.
There are a lot of actors that don’t like touring and will do just about anything to get out of it, but I loved it. I loved the cities, the people, and the new experiences it offered.
At first I felt terrible, then I realized… that no matter what I do the rest of my life… I’ll never do anything as distinguished as getting on Nixon’s enemy list.
You know, if you’re lucky enough to have two smash hit shows, the traffic of the world goes through your dressing room.
The distinction between male and female will never stop existing. We are not alike, and I wouldn’t want to be.
Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.
Given the opportunity, I might change a choice I made, but you can’t regret making what you thought was the best decision at the time.
I still meet with friends, and I’m enjoying life at 97 here in Palm Springs. They are trying to establish a new theater here in the desert, and if they raise enough money, I understand they might be calling it The Carol Channing Playhouse. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? What an honor that would be.
I can’t remember if I had any stage fright at the first Bowl. But I did the second time.
I just never had time to follow sports. When you’re working as often as I was, eight shows a week, you just don’t have time to develop interests outside of the theatre.
I am finally a lady of leisure, and it suits me fine. For the first time in almost 10 decades, I don’t have an agenda or a structure to my days.
I kept thinking that the audience had gone to so much trouble, working their schedules to be there. They had arranged for babysitters and even traveled in from out of town. Oh, how could I not be there for them?
I don’t hate Charles. I just want my life to count for something. Everyone thinks I just walked out on a paralyzed man. But after he had his stroke, he couldn’t hang on to me. And I realized for the first time that I was at peace.
I’ve never understood the use of vulgar language, but the definition of ‘risque’ is open to interpretation. I suppose I did many things in my shows that could be considered risque… at the time… right up until my 90s.
I felt like jumping out a window when I heard Streisand was doing it. I’d played it four and a half years – I thought Dolly was mine. But after the initial shock wore off, I realized no great part is ever exclusively anybody’s.
He wrote himself into the role of Dolly. Dolly was hilariously funny and didn’t know it. And that’s what Thornton Wilder was. He was an adorable man.
You just have to stick to it beyond all reason and all sanity; you just keep at it. You have to believe that you’ve got to be in the theater.
Regret leads to negativity, and negativity kills creativity.