Quotes by: Barbra Streisand
I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me.
Eighteenth century American furniture and the design of the architects Greene and Greene are my special love.
It always gave me the creeps when I saw performers who desperately wanted the audience to like them. That's not what I'm about.
Sometimes you resent the people you love and need the most. Love is so fascinating in all its forms, and I think everyone who has ever been a mother will relate to this.
I like to stay home a lot. I like to do other things too, like decorate or build.
I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.
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.
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.
Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?
I'd started going to acting classes at 14, played 'Medea' at 15 and really wanted to be a classical actress.
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.
I've considered having my nose fixed. But I didn't trust anyone enough. If I could do it myself with a mirror.
I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia.
I hear these melodies. I hear horn lines and string lines. That's what's fun about recording with an orchestra.
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.
When I was working a lot, I felt guilty as a parent. I couldn't pick up my son every day from school, bake him cookies and that kind of thing.
If I hear a record once, I usually never listen to it again. I rarely listen to music - unless it's Billie Holiday.
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.
I'm interested in the truth, and unauthorized biographies are not. Yes, I would like to correct those errors someday.