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Barbra Streisand Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by 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?
- Barbra Streisand

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You have got to discover you, what you do,
and trust it.
- Barbra Streisand

There is nothing more important in life than love.
- Barbra Streisand

Why am I so famous? What am I doing right? What are the others doing wrong?
- Barbra Streisand

 

I'm tired of malicious articles slandering me.
- Barbra Streisand

I go by instinct - I don't worry about experience.
- Barbra Streisand

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating
only the top half of each slice.
- Barbra Streisand

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I just don't want to be hampered by my own limitations.
- Barbra Streisand

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

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.
- Barbra Streisand

Around people I don't know, I'm totally at a loss.
- Barbra Streisand

Myths are a waste of time.
They prevent progression.
- Barbra Streisand

It is every woman's dream to be some man's dream woman.
- Barbra Streisand

Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them -
did you know that? Terribly discouraging.
- Barbra Streisand

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

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

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.
- Barbra Streisand

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

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

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

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.
- Barbra Streisand

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.
- Barbra Streisand

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.
- 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

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.
- Barbra Streisand

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

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

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.
- 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

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

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

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Urgent? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

I am a miracle, and that's why I'm ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?
- Judy Garland

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can see, and that is why I can be happy,
in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden.
I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.
- Helen Keller

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones -
that is why they are called beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is change. Without change, there is no life.
Why then do we so fight against change?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.
That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
- Emily Kimbrough

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Life is serious? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I read that you should never go out with someone
if you can think of three reasons why you shouldn't.
- the movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)


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