Quotes about Barbra Streisand by Ryan Murphy, Randy Rainbow, Jussie Smollett, Dita Von Teese, Peter Berg, Colin Mochrie and many others.
I loved musicals, and I loved Barbra Streisand, and I loved Louis Malle. My tastes were very bizarre, but the thing they all had in common is that they took me out of my life and made me feel something.
I really spent most of my childhood in my bedroom watching Barbra Streisand movies and musicals and making videos. That was kind of where it all started for me. I would go to the beach occasionally.
There will be a Jussie Smollett album. I signed to Columbia. So, darling, I’m label mates with Beyonce and Adele and Barbra Streisand.
I really enjoy watching people like Madonna, or Cher, or Barbra Streisand on the red carpet. I want to see people wearing exciting things that are different and to know that they’re not just looking for the latest, most normal thing.
I’ve been a big believer in musicians turned actor, going back to Sinatra winning the Oscar for ‘From Here To Eternity.’ David Bowie in ‘Man Who Fell to Earth,’ Kris Kristofferson’s been great in a bunch of films. Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Mariah Carey, I thought was great in ‘Precious.’
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, these are just some of the people who threatened to sue if we used their songs.
In 2003, I wrote a New York Times best-seller called ‘Shut Up & Sing,’ in which I criticized celebrities like the Dixie Chicks & Barbra Streisand who were trashing then-President George W. Bush. I have used a variation of that title for more than 15 years to respond to performers who sound off on politics.
Barbra Streisand did us all a great service when she didn’t get her nose fixed.
I would say I grew up listening a lot to Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland and Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. I grew up listening to those because my parents were kind of into folk music.
I remember watching Barbra Streisand and seeing Jennifer Grey in ‘Dirty Dancing’ – these were people who acted like me and looked like me. Now it’s great that everyone on ‘Glee’ is so unique and people can relate to us and look up to us.
My biggest nightmare is I’m driving home and get sick and go to hospital. I say: ‘Please help me.’ And the people say: ‘Hey, you look like…’ And I’m dying while they’re wondering whether I’m Barbra Streisand.
Barbra Streisand, for one, is one of my idols. I’ve listened to her since I was a little kid – the first album I ever bought was ‘A Star is Born’ with Kris Kristofferson.
If I were to put on Barbra Streisand and Duke Ellington, one might say the combination isn’t good.
I love Barbra Streisand and Sade who’ve both had careers in soul and I want my music to have that timeless quality that isn’t necessarily now.
Since I was five years old, when my mom was still alive, she would just call me. And we would listen to the radio with Barbra Streisand and Karen Carpenter, and she would ask me to sing with her.
I never read my reviews… not even the good ones. Barbra Streisand once told me, if just one person in the audience doesn’t applaud, it bothers her. I’m the same way. I’d be devastated to read that someone didn’t like my work.
I will never be Barbra Streisand, but I have done an awful lot more than what I was sent out to be.