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I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia.
Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each slice.
I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.
You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.
I don't like the word 'superstar'. It has ridiculous implications. These words - star, stupor, superstar, stupid star - they're misleading. It's a myth.
The idea of a liberal media bias is simply a myth. If only it were true, we might have a more humane, open-minded, and ultimately effective public debate on the issues facing the country.
Oh God, don't envy me, I have my own pains.
When they tried me out as a host on TV, I found that I just couldn't be that gregarious person. I was stranger than that.
Stay true to yourself. People respond to authenticity.
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.
The dream - you never achieve it. The excitement of life lies in the hope, in the striving for something rather than the attainment.
Art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for truth.
Art finds a way to be constructive. It becomes heat in cold places; it becomes light in dark places.
How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.
Life's too short. Start with Dessert!
There's a part of you that always remains a child, no matter how mature you get, how sophisticated or weary.
I like simple things. Elastic waists, so I can eat.
I'm a work in progress.
I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong.
Part of our society kills what it loves, despises what it's created. It really hates success.
I'm not weird, just different from people who aren't different.
Why is it people who want the truth never believe it when they hear it?
I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
I can take any truth; just don't lie to me.
I was a personality before I became a person.
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.
. . . it is true, even people with painful childhoods. . . grow up to be more interesting people. So, there's always a positive to a negative.
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.'
One thing's for sure: now when I look at Funny Girl, I think I was gorgeous. I was too beautiful to play Fanny Brice.
I want the best product for my audience, and if I don't care 100%, who will? It's my name, my likeness that goes out there.
I just don't want to be hampered by my own limitations.
Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?
I tell you what I envy about people in love - I'd love it if someone knew me I mean really knew me. What I like what I'm afraid of what kind of toothpaste I use." - Rose Morgan
They're called 'angels' because they're in heaven until the reviews come out.
Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression.
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.
Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men?
I go by instinct - I don't worry about experience.
Love comes from the most unexpected places.
I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me.
There is nothing more important in life than love.
I also have intense relationships with furniture... probably because we practically had none when I was growing up.
Sometimes, when you work with mediocre talents, they feel entitled. They act like stars. Genuinely talented people don't.
I've considered having my nose fixed. But I didn't trust anyone enough. If I could do it myself with a mirror.
What does it mean when people applaud? Should I give 'em money? Say thank you? Lift my dress? The lack of applause - that I can respond to.
Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them - did you know that? Terribly discouraging.
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.
A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself.
I only began to sing because I couldn't get a job as an actress.
I'm not that ambitious any more. I just like my privacy. I wish I really wasn't talked about at all.