I can take any truth; just don't lie to me.
When I sing, people shut up.
There is nothing more important in life than love.
What is exciting is not for one person to be stronger than the other... but for two people to have met their match and yet they are equally as stubborn, as obstinate, as passionate, as crazy as the other.
I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia.
There's a part of you that always remains a child, no matter how mature you get, how sophisticated or weary.
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.
My nose was part of my heritage, and if I had talent to sing and to act, why wasn't that enough?
I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.
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.
You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.
We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities.
A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
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.
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.
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.
When I was a teenager in New York, I was buying antique clothes. I still am.
Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men?
I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.
I must have got my detailed, obsessive streak from my father, who was an English teacher, because my mother wasn't like me at all.