My dear, when we opened in Boston--I think this was with Orphans of the Storm--and we had people climbing all over us, grabbing at our clothes and everything! I used to get nightmares! That sort of adulation made me ... I ... I got sick. I couldn't take it. Others, I know, thrived on it. But they would--they'd come and pull things off your coat, buttons, trimmings, things like that. It was terrifying, terrifying! I know they haven't changed. But at least they don't molest me any longer.
Kobal, John. People Will Talk. New York: Knopf, 1985: 43.