Barbra Streisand
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
Barbra Streisand

I'm tired of malicious articles slandering me.

Barbra Streisand
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
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
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
Barbra Streisand

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

Barbra Streisand
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
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
Barbra Streisand

The audience is the barometer of the truth.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

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.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

I'd started going to acting classes at 14, played 'Medea' at 15 and really wanted to be a classical actress.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

I don't like talking about myself and I don't like talking about the work.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

I'm sure that I don't know everything I want to know. I have so much more to learn.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

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

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

I still like my antique clothes.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

I also have intense relationships with furniture... probably because we practically had none when I was growing up.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

I need instant gratification.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

I was raised on the streets, in hot, steamy Brooklyn, with stifled air.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

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

Barbra Streisand
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.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

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.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

I never sing in the shower either.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

I just became a singer, because I could never get work as an actress.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

I'm a work in progress.