Quotes by: Barbra Streisand

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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.
Barbra Streisand
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?
Barbra Streisand
Doubt can motivate you, so don't be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.
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.'
Barbra Streisand
I hated singing. I wanted to be an actress. But I don't think I'd have made it any other way.
Barbra Streisand
I don't like talking about myself and I don't like talking about the work.
Barbra Streisand
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.
Barbra Streisand
I find George Bush and Dick Cheney frightening, Donald Rumsfeld and John Ashcroft frightening.
Barbra Streisand
I've always liked working really hard and then doing nothing in particular. So, consequently, I didn't overexpose myself; I guess I maintained a kind of mystery. I wasn't ambitious.
Barbra Streisand
Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work... a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.
Barbra Streisand
I guess if you have an original take on life, or something about you is original, you don't have to study people who came before you. You don't have to mimic anybody. You just have a gut feeling inside, an instinct that tells you what's right for you, and you can't do it in any other way.
Barbra Streisand
I have one son. Of everything I've done in my life, nothing matches the feeling of having life growing inside you.
Barbra Streisand
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.
Barbra Streisand
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.
Barbra Streisand
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.
Barbra Streisand
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