Quantcast
Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand Quotes

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Joan Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand, April 24, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter, author, actress, writer, film producer, and director. She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.
She is one of the most commercially and critically successful entertainers in modern entertainment history, with more than 71.5 million albums shipped in the United States and 145 million records sold worldwide. She is the best-selling female artist on the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) Top Selling Album Artists list, the only female recording artist in the top ten, and the only artist outside of the rock and roll genre.





1. 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.
2. I AM SIMPLE, COMPLEX, GENEROUS, SELFISH, UNATTRACTIVE, BEAUTIFUL, LAZY, AND DRIVEN.
3. 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.
4. THERE’S A PART OF YOU THAT ALWAYS REMAINS A CHILD, NO MATTER HOW MATURE YOU GET, HOW SOPHISTICATED OR WEARY.
5. THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT IN LIFE THAN LOVE.
6. AROUND PEOPLE I DON’T KNOW, I’M TOTALLY AT A LOSS.
7. I’M A WORK IN PROGRESS.
8. MEN ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE PASSION AND COMMITMENT FOR THEIR WORK… A WOMAN IS ALLOWED THAT FEELING FOR A MAN, BUT NOT HER WORK.
9. WHY DOES A WOMAN WORK TEN YEARS TO CHANGE A MAN’S HABITS AND THEN COMPLAIN THAT HE’S NOT THE MAN SHE MARRIED?
10. I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT ME. JUST BE SURE TO SPELL MY NAME WRONG.
11. YOU HAVE GOT TO DISCOVER YOU, WHAT YOU DO, AND TRUST IT.
12. I CAN TAKE ANY TRUTH; JUST DON’T LIE TO ME.
13. I ARRIVED IN HOLLYWOOD WITHOUT HAVING MY NOSE FIXED, MY TEETH CAPPED, OR MY NAME CHANGED. THAT IS VERY GRATIFYING TO ME.
14. PERFORMING, FOR ME, HAS ALWAYS BEEN A VERY INNER PROCESS.
15. 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.’
16. OH GOD, DON’T ENVY ME, I HAVE MY OWN PAINS.
17. WHY IS IT MEN ARE PERMITTED TO BE OBSESSED ABOUT THEIR WORK, BUT WOMEN ARE ONLY PERMITTED TO BE OBSESSED ABOUT MEN?
18. I WAS A PERSONALITY BEFORE I BECAME A PERSON – I AM SIMPLE, COMPLEX, GENEROUS, SELFISH, UNATTRACTIVE, BEAUTIFUL, LAZY AND DRIVEN.
19. 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.
20. HOW I WISH WE LIVED IN A TIME WHEN LAWS WERE NOT NECESSARY TO SAFEGUARD US FROM DISCRIMINATION.
21. I GO BY INSTINCT – I DON’T WORRY ABOUT EXPERIENCE.
22. I ALSO HAVE INTENSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH FURNITURE… PROBABLY BECAUSE WE PRACTICALLY HAD NONE WHEN I WAS GROWING UP.
23. I JUST DON’T WANT TO BE HAMPERED BY MY OWN LIMITATIONS.
24. I’M NOT THAT AMBITIOUS ANY MORE. I JUST LIKE MY PRIVACY. I WISH I REALLY WASN’T TALKED ABOUT AT ALL.
25. 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.
26. MY MOTHER NEVER REALLY THOUGHT I COULD BECOME ANYTHING.
27. MOST AWARDS, YOU KNOW, THEY DON’T GIVE YOU UNLESS YOU GO AND GET THEM – DID YOU KNOW THAT? TERRIBLY DISCOURAGING.
28. JUST LIKE MY FATHER, I’VE ALWAYS LOVED EDUCATION. IN SCHOOL I WAS A MEMBER OF THE HONOR SOCIETY.
29. IT IS EVERY WOMAN’S DREAM TO BE SOME MAN’S DREAM WOMAN.
30. I’VE CONSIDERED HAVING MY NOSE FIXED. BUT I DIDN’T TRUST ANYONE ENOUGH. IF I COULD DO IT MYSELF WITH A MIRROR.
31. I’M TIRED OF MALICIOUS ARTICLES SLANDERING ME.
32. I’M SURE THAT I DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING I WANT TO KNOW. I HAVE SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN.
33. I’M INTERESTED IN THE TRUTH, AND UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHIES ARE NOT. YES, I WOULD LIKE TO CORRECT THOSE ERRORS SOMEDAY.
34. I WAS RAISED ON THE STREETS, IN HOT, STEAMY BROOKLYN, WITH STIFLED AIR.
35. I WAS KIND OF A WILD CHILD. I WASN’T TAUGHT THE NICETIES OF LIFE.

To Top