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#1. I've considered having my nose fixed. But I didn't trust anyone enough. If I could do it myself with a mirror. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#2. 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. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#3. Art does not exist only to entertain
but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for the truth. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#4. The audience is the barometer of the truth. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#5. I go by instinct - i don't worry about experience. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#6. I've survived beach bunny cheerleaders, a sluthunting , ex-boyfriend, and five years of cross-country camp. I'm not afraid of some throwback to ancient myth with astrocious highlights and a Barbra Streisand nose. - Author: Tera Lynn Childs
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#7. I was raised on the streets, in hot, steamy Brooklyn, with stifled air. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#8. My friend Quincy Jones says we won our first Grammys together in 1963. I have no recollection. I don't even remember the room. When he showed me the picture, I remembered what I wore. But it's like awards don't mean anything. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#9. I got sent to a health camp when I was about 6 years old, and we all had to wear the same starchy blue uniform. The lady who took care of me after school knit me a burgundy sweater. It was the only thing that gave me any individuality. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#10. You have to live life in the moment and get the most out of it. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#11. I won't leave forks in the dish rack overnight because I believe that the tines attract demonic energy. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#12. When I was a teenager in New York, I was buying antique clothes. I still am. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#13. I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#14. I only began to sing because I couldn't get a job as an actress. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#15. I'm not a big scatology fan, unlike my sons, who can amuse themselves for an entire afternoon by repeating the phrase 'crocodile fart.' So I'll spare you from an overabundance of detail in this chapter. This chapter will be somewhat soft focus, like the TV camera in a Barbra Streisand interview. - Author: A. J. Jacobs
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#16. I've got to say that I don't see myself as some sort of political type like Alec Baldwin or Barbra Streisand. I don't want to come across like that. I'd be embarrassed if that was the way I came across. - Author: Drew Carey
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#17. I hear these melodies. I hear horn lines and string lines. That's what's fun about recording with an orchestra. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#18. I prefer things that are private, so I love recording and I love making films, as a filmmaker, because it uses every bit of what you have experienced or know, whether it's graphics composition, decorating, psychology, storytelling, or whatever it is. It's a wonderful thing. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#19. You know, I can't remember my good reviews. I remember negative ones. They stay in my mind. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#20. 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. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#21. I want the best product for my audience, and if I don't care 100%, who will? It's my name, my likeness that goes out there. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#22. Coming out as a Barbra Streisand fan was way more embarrassing than coming out as a lesbian. To be an artist of my generation willing to be unhip - artists were supposed to be like cowboys. - Author: Deborah Kass
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#23. I was kind of a wild child. I wasn't taught the niceties of life. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#24. On a personal level, as a Christian, it will not be Barbra Streisand I'm standing in front of when I have to make an accounting of my life. - Author: Patricia Heaton
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#25. It is every woman's dream to be some man's dream woman. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#26. Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men? - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#27. I remember watching Barbra Streisand and seeing Jennifer Grey in 'Dirty Dancing' - these were people who acted like me and looked like me. Now it's great that everyone on 'Glee' is so unique and people can relate to us and look up to us. - Author: Lea Michele
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#28. Why does a woman work ten years to change a man, then complain he's not the man she married? - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#29. I really enjoy watching people like Madonna, or Cher, or Barbra Streisand on the red carpet. I want to see people wearing exciting things that are different and to know that they're not just looking for the latest, most normal thing. - Author: Dita Von Teese
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#30. I don't read music. Not even essentially. Not even nonessentially. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#31. 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. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#32. I never read my reviews ... not even the good ones. Barbra Streisand once told me, if just one person in the audience doesn't applaud, it bothers her. I'm the same way. I'd be devastated to read that someone didn't like my work. - Author: Pat Conroy
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#33. 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. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#34. I hate tooting my own horn, but after Steven Spielberg saw Yentl, he said: "I wish I could tell you how to fix your picture, but I can't. It's the best film I've seen since Citizen Kane". - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#35. I don't know why it is that we need to denigrate, to knock down. It's so unhealthy for the culture. It's so sick. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#36. Barbra Streisand is without a doubt one of the most honest people I have ever known. There is no doubt in my mind that she will not be doing any more concerts. Of course, she still will be making records and starring and directing in movies. - Author: Marvin Hamlisch
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#37. I find George Bush and Dick Cheney frightening, Donald Rumsfeld and John Ashcroft frightening. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#38. I've always wanted to work with Barbra Streisand because she's worked with some of the best background singers in the world who are friends of mine, worked with them in concert or on movie soundtracks, and I always say 'Now, where was I? Where was I when she was hiring people to work with her?' - Author: Darlene Love
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#39. I never sing in the shower either. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#40. You've got to discover you, what you do, and trust it. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#41. I don't think I'm tough in a so called tough way. I'm tough on myself. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#42. Why am I so famous? What am I doing right? What are the others doing wrong? - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#43. Sometimes, when you work with mediocre talents, they feel entitled. They act like stars. Genuinely talented people don't. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#44. New York critics - I hear when one of them watched "A Star Is Born", he talked back to the screen. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#45. We elected a President, not a Pope. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#46. And remember, this was a president (George W. Bush) who was selected by the Supreme Court rather than the people. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#47. Part of our society kills what it loves, despises what it's created. It really hates success. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#48. I always wear the same thing at home. I can't be bothered with jewelry. My pants have elastic waists. I like to be comfortable. There are so many more important things to worry about. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#49. I never liked stardom. It's weird to me. I only like the creative process. I only like the work. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#50. I love road trips! My husband and I love that. We bought a truck with a bench seat so we could put the dog in the middle. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#51. My nose was part of my heritage, and if I had talent to sing and to act, why wasn't that enough? - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#52. A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#53. Art finds a way to be constructive. It becomes heat in cold places; it becomes light in dark places. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#54. 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. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#55. Being a celebrity is a no-win situation. If you get along with your co-star you're having an affair, if you don't you're having a feud. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#56. The dream - you never achieve it. The excitement of life lies in the hope, in the striving for something rather than the attainment. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#57. The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, these are just some of the people who threatened to sue if we used their songs. - Author: Colin Mochrie
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#58. Moviemakers can be late to a subject, or afraid, but often they are brave and ahead of their time. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#59. It is true, even people with painful childhoods ... grow up to be more interesting people. So, there's always a positive to a negative. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#60. As a child, I would put on shows in my neighborhood with friends and perform Barbra Streisand songs for my classmates. - Author: Patricia Heaton
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#61. I do have friends that are Republicans, and we have very spirited conversations on a whole range of issues. I am often baffled by why they are Republicans, but I enjoy the dialogue and can move beyond politics to find common ground in my personal relationships. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#62. Progress, whatever your definition of it, is not inevitable. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#63. 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. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#64. Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them - did you know that? Terribly discouraging. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#65. It is sort of boring to stay in the same spot. You know, I didn't set out to become the first to do this, the first to do that. It was just that my interests were so diversified. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#66. Stay true to yourself. People respond to authenticity. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#67. I'm a work in progress. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#68. Directing is so interesting. You know, it just sort of encompasses everything that you see, that you know, that you've felt, that you have observed. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#69. 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. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#70. I love Barbra Streisand. Anybody who knows me knows I just love her, love her, love her! - Author: Lauren London
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#71. I'd rather not talk about money. It's kind of gross. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#72. Everybody's frightened a bit. But how many of us just go through the fear and do it anyway? - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#73. I think of myself as a girl from Brooklyn. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#74. I'm not weird, just different from people who aren't different. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#75. It's very often the artist who gives a voice to the voiceless by speaking up when no one else will. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#76. Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#77. When I sing, people shut up. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#78. How could such a destructive man [referring to Bush] be so popular with the American people? ... Not only is he poisoning our air and water - he's poisoning our political system as well. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#79. I used to like Barbra Streisand films. It was 'Funny Girl' that really turned me on, in a sense, to acting. I remember it specifically being a rainy Saturday afternoon. I couldn't play football, so I stayed in, and I watched 'Funny Girl.' - Author: Sean Harris
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#80. I like to stay home a lot. I like to do other things too, like decorate or build. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#81. I remember when I was 5 living on Pulaski Street in Brooklyn, the hallway of our building had a brass banister and a great sound, a great echo system. I used to sing in the hallway. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#82. 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. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#83. Why is it people who want the truth never believe it when they hear it? - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#84. Issues of foreign policy have a place in every election for President. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#85. My mother never really thought I could become anything. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#86. I'm interested in the truth, and unauthorized biographies are not. Yes, I would like to correct those errors someday. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#87. One thing's for sure: now when I look at Funny Girl (1968), I think I was gorgeous. I was too beautiful to play Fanny Brice. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#88. 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. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#89. I think when I was younger, I wanted to be a star, until I became a star, and then it's a lot of work. It's work to be a star. I don't enjoy the stardom part. I only enjoy the creative process. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#90. A guy said to me, 'You're so lucky. You have people like Ray Charles, Barbra Streisand and The Beatles doing your songs.' I figured out, though, the harder I work the luckier I get. The secret of anything is to surround yourself with good people if you want a good product. - Author: Buck Owens
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#91. Phil Ramone is very special. Barbra Streisand or Diana Ross ... they are the best. - Author: Giorgio Moroder
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#92. Barbra Streisand, for one, is one of my idols. I've listened to her since I was a little kid - the first album I ever bought was 'A Star is Born' with Kris Kristofferson. - Author: Idina Menzel
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#93. I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#94. It's a little intimidating to walk into a studio and know that you're going to sing a duet with Barbra Streisand. - Author: Billy Joel
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#95. They're called 'angels' because they're in heaven until the reviews come out. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#96. I love Barbra Streisand and Sade who've both had careers in soul and I want my music to have that timeless quality that isn't necessarily now. - Author: Jessie Ware
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#97. When I was maybe 5 or 6 years old, the neighborhood girls would sit on the stoop and sing. I was known as the kid who had a good voice and no father. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#98. I knew that with a mouth like mine, I just hadda be a star or something. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#99. I'm sure that I don't know everything I want to know. I have so much more to learn. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#100. Around people I don't know, I'm totally at a loss. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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