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Barbra Streisand is one of the most influential and successful singers of all time. She has sold over 200 million albums, won two Oscars, six Emmys, three Tonys and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Her fame came from her voice that was dubbed the sound of pure emotion. From Broadway to Hollywood she’s done it all. In 1976 she starred in A Star Is Born which earned her an Oscar for best actress. The film features many hit songs by Streisand including: Evergreen (Love Theme), What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?, The Way We Were, and more! It also contains one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history when Barbra sings Evergreen on stage at Carnegie

We are glad to present you the strongest statements from Barbra Streisand.
Discover the most interesting Work, Truth, Sing, Women, Life, Love quotes from Barbra Streisand, and much more.


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


When I sing, people shut up. — Barbra Streisand

I never sing in the shower either. — Barbra Streisand

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

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

when i sing people shut up Barbra Streisand quote

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. — 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. — 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. — Barbra Streisand

You have got to discover You, what You do, and trust it. — Barbra Streisand


It is every woman’s dream to be some man’s dream woman. — Barbra Streisand

it is every woman s dream to be some man s dream woman Barbra Streisand quote

There were a lot of older people, they don’t want to see a woman director. — Barbra Streisand

As a young woman, I wanted nothing more than to see my name in lights. — 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? — 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. — 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. — Barbra Streisand

there were a lot of older people they don t want to see a woman director Barbra Streisand quote

I think of myself as a girl from Brooklyn. — 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. — Barbra Streisand


The audience is the barometer of the truth. — Barbra Streisand

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

I can take any truth; just don’t lie to me. — Barbra Streisand

the audience is the barometer of the truth Barbra Streisand quote

I’m interested in the truth, and unauthorized biographies are not. Yes, I would like to correct those errors someday. — Barbra Streisand

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. — Barbra Streisand

The audience is the best judge of anything. They cannot be lied to. Truth brings them closer. A moment that lags–they’re gonna cough. — Barbra Streisand


I tell you what I envy about people in love–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. — Rose Morgan

There is nothing more important in life than love. — Barbra Streisand

there is nothing more important in life than love Barbra Streisand quote

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

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

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

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In Barbra Streisand Statements


Love comes from the most unexpected places. — Barbra Streisand

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


I just became a singer, because I could never get work as an actress. — 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? — Barbra Streisand

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

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

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

i just became a singer because i could never get work as an actress Barbra Streisand quote

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. — 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. — Barbra Streisand

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

I was a personality before I became a person. — Barbra Streisand

I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven. — Barbra Streisand

i was a personality before i became a person Barbra Streisand quote

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. — Barbra Streisand


Thank God there were a couple of people in my life who said, ‘Go on, go on–you can do it! — Barbra Streisand

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

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

The dream–you never achieve it. The excitement of life lies in the hope, in the striving for something rather than the attainment. — Barbra Streisand

you have to live life in the moment and get the most out of it Barbra Streisand quote

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

I go by instinct–I don’t worry about experience. — Barbra Streisand

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