Best quotes by the American Actress Barbra Streisand

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

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

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.
  • art

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



I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong.
  • care

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

I knew that with a mouth like mine, I just hadda be a star or something.
  • knew

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.'
  • bad

I've considered having my nose fixed. But I didn't trust anyone enough. If I could do it myself with a mirror.
  • anyone

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

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.
  • anything

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.
  • AIDS

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.
  • Discovery

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.
  • Fame

I can say, I am terribly frightened and fear is terrible and awful and it makes me uncomfortable, so I won't do that because it makes me uncomfortable. Or I could say get used to being uncomfortable. It is uncomfortable doing something that's risky. But so what? Do you want to stagnate and just be comfortable?
  • Fear

I am also very proud to be a liberal. Why is that so terrible these days? The liberals were liberators -- they fought slavery, fought for women to have the right to vote, fought against Hitler, Stalin, fought to end segregation, fought to end apartheid. Liberals put an end to child labor and they gave us the five day work week! What's to be ashamed of?
  • Liberalism

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

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.
  • strength

A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
  • women

They're called "angels" because they're in heaven until the reviews come out.
  • angels

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.
  • applaud

Around people I don't know, I'm totally at a loss.
  • loss

I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.
  • beautiful

I just don't want to be hampered by my own limitations.
  • hampered

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

I'm tired of malicious articles slandering me.
  • articles

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?
  • actor

Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work... a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.
  • women

Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression.
  • myths

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

To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do - bad or good.
  • areas

Why am I so famous? What am I doing right? What are the others doing wrong?
  • famous

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

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

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.
  • arrogance

I find George Bush and Dick Cheney frightening, Donald Rumsfeld and John Ashcroft frightening.
  • ashcroft

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.
  • being

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man, then complain he's not the man she married?
  • husbands


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