Smart Quotes By Barbra Streisand

I wish I could be   like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic   and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.'

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.

If I hear a record   once, I usually never listen to it again. I rarely listen to music - unless   it's Billie Holiday.

I don't enjoy   public performances and being up on a stage. I don't enjoy the glamour. Like   tonight, I am up on stage and my feet hurt.

I guess if you   have an original take on life, or something about you is original, you don't   have to study people who came before you. You don't have to mimic anybody.   You just have a gut feeling inside, an instinct that tells you what's right   for you, and you can't do it in any other way.

How I wish we   lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from   discrimination.

I was a   personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous,   selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.

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've considered   having my nose fixed. But I didn't trust anyone enough. If I could do it   myself with a mirror.