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Barbra Streisand
April 24, 1942 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actress
Subcategory: American Actress

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


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.'


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.


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


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


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.


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.


There is nothing more important in life than love.


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


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?


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


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


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.


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


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.


I'm tired of malicious articles slandering me.


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


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.


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


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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