I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia.

— Barbra Streisand

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Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each slice.


We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities.


I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.


You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.


The idea of a liberal media bias is simply a myth.

If only it were true, we might have a more humane, open-minded, and ultimately effective public debate on the issues facing the country.


I don't like the word 'superstar'. It has ridiculous implications. These words - star, stupor, superstar, stupid star - they're misleading. It's a myth.


Oh God, don't envy me, I have my own pains.


When they tried me out as a host on TV, I found that I just couldn't be that gregarious person. I was stranger than that.


Just imagine how boring life would be if we were all the same.

My idea of a perfect world is one in which we really appreciated each other's differences: Short, tall; Democrat, Republican; black, white; gay, straight-a world in which all of us are equal, but definitely not the same.


Stay true to yourself. People respond to authenticity.


A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself.

I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.


The dream - you never achieve it. The excitement of life lies in the hope, in the striving for something rather than the attainment.


About Barbra Streisand

Quotes 168 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

Art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for truth.


Art finds a way to be constructive. It becomes heat in cold places; it becomes light in dark places.


There's a part of you that always remains a child, no matter how mature you get, how sophisticated or weary.


What is exciting is not for one person to be stronger than the other.

.. but for two people to have met their match and yet they are equally as stubborn, as obstinate, as passionate, as crazy as the other.


For me, one of the most disturbing elements of the right wing's political agenda is that it believes that there is one correct spiritual and moral path for all people to follow. The danger inherent in this is its explicit refusal to accept anyone who happens to lead a different lifestyle, and the condemnation of those who differ.


Part of our society kills what it loves, despises what it's created. It really hates success.


Life's too short. Start with Dessert!


The moral immune system of this country has been weakened and attacked, and the AIDS virus is the perfect metaphor for it. The malignant neglect of the last twelve years has led to breakdown of our country's immune system, environmentally, culturally, politically, spiritually and physically.


How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.


I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive.

I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.


My biggest nightmare is I'm driving home and get sick and go to hospital.

I say: 'Please help me.' And the people say: 'Hey, you look like...' And I'm dying while they're wondering whether I'm Barbra Streisand.


I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.'


I can take any truth; just don't lie to me.


I was a personality before I became a person.


I must have got my detailed, obsessive streak from my father, who was an English teacher, because my mother wasn't like me at all.


One thing's for sure: now when I look at Funny Girl, I think I was gorgeous.

I was too beautiful to play Fanny Brice.


Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?


The audience is the best judge of anything.

They cannot be lied to. Truth brings them closer. A moment that lags - they're gonna cough.


I tell you what I envy about people in love - I'd love it if someone knew me I mean really knew me. What I like what I'm afraid of what kind of toothpaste I use." - Rose Morgan


I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me.


If a man wants to get it right, he's looked up to and respected.

If a woman wants to get it right, she's difficult or impossible. If he acts, produces and directs, he's called multitalented. If she does the same thing, she's called vain and egotistical.


I also have intense relationships with furniture.

.. probably because we practically had none when I was growing up.


I believe in love and lust and sex and romance.

I don't want everything to add up to some perfect equation. I want mess and chaos. I want someone to go crazy out of his mind for me. I want to feel passion and heat and sweat and madness. I want valenties and cupids and all of that crap. I want it all.


Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men?


Sometimes, when you work with mediocre talents, they feel entitled.

They act like stars. Genuinely talented people don't.


I go by instinct - I don't worry about experience.


I'm not that ambitious any more. I just like my privacy. I wish I really wasn't talked about at all.


Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them - did you know that? Terribly discouraging.


A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself.


I don't enjoy public performances and being up on a stage.

I don't enjoy the glamour. Like tonight, I am up on stage and my feet hurt.


What does it mean when people applaud? Should I give 'em money? Say thank you? Lift my dress? The lack of applause - that I can respond to.


I hated singing. I wanted to be an actress. But I don't think I'd have made it any other way.


Love comes from the most unexpected places.


Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work.

.. a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.


Marlon Brando. The finest actor who ever lived. He was my idol when I was 13. He's done enough work to last two lifetimes. Everything I do, I think: Can Brando play this with me?


I need instant gratification.


Eighteenth century American furniture and the design of the architects Greene and Greene are my special love.

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