Barbra Streisand

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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.

Barbra Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand on 24 April 1942) is an American singer, actress, director and songwriter.

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  • 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.
    • Playboy interview (1977), as quoted in No Glass Slipper : Surviving and Conquering Painful Life Experiences (2006), p. 32
  • A person who's a bitch would seem to be mean for no reason. I'm not a mean person. Maybe I'm rude without being aware of it — that's possible.
    • Playboy interview (1977), as quoted in The Hollywood Book of Extravagance (2007), p. 53
  • The world needs more people like Madeleine, whose instinct was to connect with others and build on what we share, rather than destroy lives and cities, like what’s happening in Ukraine today. Madeleine became very close to Colin Powell, her successor as secretary of state, who died last October
Who knows? Maybe they’ll solve the world’s problems together, up in heaven.

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