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.
  • “Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.”
  • I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me.

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  • In the heyday of Barbra Streisand, it's hard to remember that every Jewish teenage girl of my generation whose nose "looked Jewish" longed for another chance.
    • Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, "Some Notes on Jewish Lesbian Identity" (Summer 1980-Winter 1981), in Nice Jewish Girls: A Lesbian Anthology

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