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Summary

Barbra Streisand is a famous Actress from USA, she is 75 years old and still alive, born April 24, 1942.

Biography

Barbra Joan Streisand (born in Brooklyn, New York City) is an American actor, film director, composer and singer. She won an Oscar in 1968 for Best Actress as "Fanny Brice" in the movie Funny Girl. She has also won an Oscar for best song for song Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born) from the film A Star is born in 1976. She has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has named the Streisand effect.

She was for some years married to actor Elliott Gould, who is the father of her only child, her son Jason. Both Streisand and Gould are of Jewish origin.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by Barbra, under the main topics: Art, Women.

Related authors: Elliott Gould, Bruce Oldfield, Madonna Ciccone

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbra_Streisand

Famous quotes by Barbra Streisand (34)


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"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"
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"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"
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"Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them - did you know that? Terribly discouraging"
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"Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work... a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work"
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"I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven"
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"It is every woman's dream to be some man's dream woman"
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"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"
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"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.'"
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"I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven"
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"I hated singing. I wanted to be an actress. But I don't think I'd have made it any other way"
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"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"
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"I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong"
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"Around people I don't know, I'm totally at a loss"
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"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"
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"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?"
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"I've considered having my nose fixed. But I didn't trust anyone enough. If I could do it myself with a mirror"
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"I knew that with a mouth like mine, I just hadda be a star or something"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression"
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"I'm tired of malicious articles slandering me"
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"I go by instinct - I don't worry about experience"
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"You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it"
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"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"
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"They're called "angels" because they're in heaven until the reviews come out"
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"I'm not that ambitious any more. I just like my privacy. I wish I really wasn't talked about at all"
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"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"
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"There is nothing more important in life than love"
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"I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me"
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"Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each slice"
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"I just don't want to be hampered by my own limitations"
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"I find George Bush and Dick Cheney frightening, Donald Rumsfeld and John Ashcroft frightening"
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"How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination"
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"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"


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