Barbra Streisand is a celebrated American vocalist, actress, director and song writer. She is termed as the ‘Mother of All Contemporary Pop Divas’ or ‘Queen of The Divas’. This can be largely accredited to the longevity and versatility of Streisand in various fields of entertainment. Streisand sold a whopping 68.5 million albums in the United States and 145 million records worldwide, thus making her one the best-selling female artists in American music history. With more than 53 gold albums, 31 platinum and 14 multi-platinum albums to boast about, Streisand holds the unique feat to have a number-one album in each of the last six decades. As an actor, she featured in various hit movies such as Funny Girl, The Owl and the Pussycat, The Way We Were and A Star Is Born. Along with her yet-to-be-released untitled autobiography, she published My Passion for Design. Here are some of the greatest quotes from this icon highlighting on her thoughts and sayings.
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.
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.
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.
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 arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me.
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.
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 got sent to a health camp when I was about 6 years old, and we all had to wear the same starchy blue uniform. The lady who took care of me after school knit me a burgundy sweater. It was the only thing that gave me any individuality.
I do have friends that are Republicans, and we have very spirited conversations on a whole range of issues. I am often baffled by why they are Republicans, but I enjoy the dialogue and can move beyond politics to find common ground in my personal relationships.
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.