I go by instinct. ... I don't worry about experience.
I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.
Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each one.
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.
I'd started going to acting classes at 14, played 'Medea' at 15 and really wanted to be a classical actress.
I started going to acting school when I was 14, and I would always have my own take on things.
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 still like my antique clothes.
When I was a teenager in New York, I was buying antique clothes. I still am.
I hated singing. I wanted to be an actress. But I don't think I'd have made it any other way.
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.
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.
Eighteenth century American furniture and the design of the architects Greene and Greene are my special love.
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.'
I do have friends that are Republicans, and we have very spirited conversations on a whole range of issues. I am often baffled by why they are Republicans, but I enjoy the dialogue and can move beyond politics to find common ground in my personal relationships.
When I was working a lot, I felt guilty as a parent. I couldn't pick up my son every day from school, bake him cookies and that kind of thing.
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.
The audience is the barometer of the truth.
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.
If I hear a record once, I usually never listen to it again. I rarely listen to music - unless it's Billie Holiday.