• When I was six I had a chicken that walked backward and was in the Pathe News. I was in it too with the chicken. I was just there to assist the chicken but it was the high point in my life. Everything since has been anticlimax.

    Flannery O'Connor, Rosemary M. Magee (1987). “Conversations with Flannery O'Connor”, p.38, Univ. Press of Mississippi