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This quotes compilation of Barbara Streisand is a fascinating look at the life and career of one of the most iconic singers and performers in history. From her early days on stage to her movie stardom, Streisand has always been a force to be reckoned with. Her voice and charisma have captivated audiences for decades, and she shows no signs of slowing down. Read on to discover about this incredible woman.

Discover the strongest Work, Sing, Voice, Love, Women, Stars, Life quotes from Barbara Streisand, and much more.


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About Barbara Streisand

birth of the author

April 24, 1942

education of the author

Erasmus Hall High School

occupation of the author

Singer, Actress, Filmmaker

genre of the author

Broadway, Traditional Pop, Disco

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date of the author

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productions of the author

Associated Acts:
Alan And Marilyn Bergman, Barry Gibb, Diana Krall, Marvin Hamlisch, Celine Dion, Phil Perry And More.


When I sing, people shut up. โ€” Barbra Streisand

I never sing in the shower either. โ€” Barbra Streisand


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I only began to sing because I couldn’t get a job as an actress. โ€” Barbra Streisand

My nose was part of my heritage, and if I had talent to sing and to act, why wasn’t that enough? โ€” Barbra Streisand

In the music business, we all do different things, but we sit there and admire other people who can write a song differently or sing differently. It’s not so competitive. โ€” Barbra Streisand

I remember when I was 5 living on Pulaski Street in Brooklyn, the hallway of our building had a brass banister and a great sound, a great echo system. I used to sing in the hallway. โ€” Barbra Streisand


It is every woman’s dream to be some man’s dream woman. โ€” Barbra Streisand

As a young woman, I wanted nothing more than to see my name in lights. โ€” Barbra Streisand

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? โ€” Barbra Streisand

Being a woman in music was fine, but when I wanted to direct, I was poking my head into a man’s world. โ€” 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. But a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion. โ€” Barbra Streisand

I think of myself as a girl from Brooklyn. โ€” Barbra Streisand

One thing’s for sure: now when I look at Funny Girl, I think I was gorgeous. I was too beautiful to play Fanny Brice. โ€” Barbra Streisand


I tell you what I envy about people in loveโ€“I’d love it if someone knew me I mean really knew me. What I like what I’m afraid of what kind of toothpaste I use. โ€” Rose Morgan

There is nothing more important in life than love. โ€” Barbra Streisand

Nobody on this earth has the right to tell anyone that their love for another human being is morally wrong. โ€” Barbra Streisand

Everyone has a right to love and be loved, and nobody on this earth has the right to tell anyone that their love for another human being is morally wrong. โ€” Barbra Streisand

I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia. โ€” Barbra Streisand

Eighteenth century American furniture and the design of the architects Greene and Greene are my special love. โ€” Barbra Streisand

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. โ€” Barbra Streisand

I love road trips! My husband and I love that. We bought a truck with a bench seat so we could put the dog in the middle. โ€” Barbra Streisand

Love comes from the most unexpected places. โ€” Barbra Streisand

Part of our society kills what it loves, despises what it’s created. It really hates success. โ€” Barbra Streisand

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? โ€” Barbra Streisand

I’ll see a celadon green room in an 18th century New Hampshire house and just fall in love. Colors stay in my head. โ€” Barbra Streisand


I just became a singer, because I could never get work as an actress. โ€” Barbra Streisand

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? โ€” Barbra Streisand

Sometimes, when you work with mediocre talents, they feel entitled. They act like stars. Genuinely talented people don’t. โ€” Barbra Streisand

I never liked stardom. It’s weird to me. I only like the creative process. I only like the work. โ€” Barbra Streisand

Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men? โ€” Barbra Streisand

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I think when I was younger, I wanted to be a star, until I became a star, and then it’s a lot of work. It’s work to be a star. I don’t enjoy the stardom part. I only enjoy the creative process. โ€” Barbra Streisand

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

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man, then complain he’s not the man she married? โ€” Barbra Streisand

I was a personality before I became a person. โ€” Barbra Streisand

I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven. โ€” Barbra Streisand

I want the best product for my audience, and if I don’t care 100%, who will? It’s my name, my likeness that goes out there. โ€” Barbra Streisand


Thank God there were a couple of people in my life who said, ‘Go on, go onโ€“you can do it! โ€” Barbra Streisand

You have to live life in the moment and get the most out of it. โ€” Barbra Streisand

I was kind of a wild child. I wasn’t taught the niceties of life. โ€” Barbra Streisand

The dreamโ€“you never achieve it. The excitement of life lies in the hope, in the striving for something rather than the attainment. โ€” Barbra Streisand

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

I go by instinctโ€“I don’t worry about experience. โ€” Barbra Streisand


My mother had a great voice. Not like mine, not like my sister’s, not like my son’sโ€“a high soprano voice, but like a bird. I mean, really beautiful. โ€” Barbra Streisand

When I was maybe 5 or 6 years old, the neighborhood girls would sit on the stoop and sing. I was known as the kid who had a good voice and no father. โ€” Barbra Streisand

Believe in the power of your voice! Be yourself. Everyone is unique. โ€” Barbra Streisand

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


I knew that with a mouth like mine, I just hadda be a star or something. โ€” Barbra Streisand

I don’t like the word ‘superstar’. It has ridiculous implications. These wordsโ€“star, stupor, superstar, stupid starโ€“they’re misleading. It’s a myth. โ€” Barbra Streisand

New York criticsโ€“I hear when one of them watched ‘A Star Is Born’, he talked back to the screen. โ€” Barbra Streisand

Being a celebrity is a noโ€“win situation. If you get along with your coโ€“star you’re having an affair, if you don’t you’re having a feud. โ€” Barbra Streisand

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