Barbra Streisand Quotes

Bardra Streisand Quotes On Art

Art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for truth.

I've been called many

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.

Art transcends politics this weekend.

Art is the signature of a generation; artists have a way of defining the times.

Art finds a way to be constructive. It becomes heat in cold places; it becomes light in dark places.

Bardra Streisand Quotes On Children

There’s a part of you that always remains a child, no matter how mature you get, how sophisticated or weary.

I was kind of a wild

I was kind of a wild child. I wasn’t taught the niceties of life.

Bardra Streisand Quotes On Feelings

Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work… a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.

I have one son. Of everything I’ve done in my life, nothing matches the feeling of having life growing inside you.

Bardra Streisand Quotes On Home

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 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.

I like to stay home

I like to stay home a lot. I like to do other things, too, like decorate.

Bardra Streisand Quotes On Mother

My mother told me I should be a secretary, but I wanted to be an actress from when I was very young

Sometimes you resent the people you love and need the most. Love is so fascinating in all its forms, and I think everyone who has ever been a mother will relate to this.

He (son Jason) doesn’t see me as a (gay) icon, he sees me as his mother who touches his hair too much. No, I love being an icon to anybody. Equal rights, you know?

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.

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.

Bardra Streisand Quotes On Progress

We cannot let the right wing roll back more than thirty years of social progress.

progress, whatever your

progress, whatever your definition of it, is not inevitable.

I don’t feel like a legend. I feel like a work in progress.

I’m a work in progress.

Bardra Streisand Quotes On School

A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. But a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.

Just like my father, I’ve always loved education. In school I was a member of the honor society.

When I was working a lot, I felt guilty as a parent. I couldn’t pick up my son every day from school, bake him cookies and that kind of thing.

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 started going to acting school when I was 14, and I would always have my own take on things.

Bardra Streisand Quotes On Choice

The result [Republicans winning the Senate] would be devastating for reproductive choice, the environment, civil liberties, Social Security and health care, as well as corporate accountability.

Bardra Streisand Quotes On Giving

What does it mean when

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.

Most awards, you know, they don’t give you unless you go and get them – did you know that? Terribly discouraging.

It’s very often the artist who gives a voice to the voiceless by speaking up when no one else will.

Bardra Streisand Quotes On Myth

Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression.

The idea of a liberal media bias is simply a myth. If only it were true, we might have a more humane, open-minded, and ultimately effective public debate on the issues facing the country.

I don’t like the word ‘superstar’. It has ridiculous implications. These words – star, stupor, superstar, stupid star – they’re misleading. It’s a myth.

Bardra Streisand Quotes On Reality

I think, is wonderful about growing older, is appreciation for the miracle of existence, of life. I thank God every day. I also do believe that belief and imagination manifests reality. And therefore, even though it took twenty-five years, I did find the house, eventually, and the man I could live with.

Why is it people who want the truth never believe it when they hear it?

Bardra Streisand Quotes On Sexism

If a man wants to get it right, he’s looked up to and respected. If a woman wants to get it right, she’s difficult or impossible. If he acts, produces and directs, he’s called multitalented. If she does the same thing, she’s called vain and egotistical.

You don’t ask a man, ‘Do you want to be in control [of your job]?’ You assume he wants control. Why would a woman be any different?

Bardra Streisand Quotes On Son

When I was working a lot, I felt guilty as a parent. I couldn’t pick up my son every day from school, bake him cookies and that kind of thing.

He (son Jason) doesn’t see me as a (gay) icon, he sees me as his mother who touches his hair too much. No, I love being an icon to anybody. Equal rights, you know?

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