Barbra Streisand — Born in Brooklyn, New York in a Jewish family, Barbra Streisand grew up to be one of the greatest female artists of the world. She has become one of the most successful and recognizable entertainers, both for her singing and films.
Barbra Streisand has been an icon for many over the years, and is most well-known for being herself despite the usual blonde haired actress that was coming out of Hollywood. As a strong and funny girl, Barbra offers several entertaining quotes.
“I was a personality before I became a person — I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.”
“There is nothing more important in life than love.”
“Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression.”
“Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married?”
“Life’s too short. Start with Dessert!”
“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.”
“It is every woman’s dream to be some man’s dream woman.”
“It’s like an American tradition. A person gets successful and then he’s supposed to change for the worse. It’s silly.”
“How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.”
“I just don’t want to be hampered by my own limitations.”
“I don’t care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong.”
“You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.”
“. . . it is true, even people with painful childhoods. . . grow up to be more interesting people. So, there’s always a positive to a negative.”