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The audience is the barometer of the truth.
They're called 'angels' because they're in heaven until the reviews come out.
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.
Why am I so famous? What am I doing right? What are the others doing wrong?
My friend Quincy Jones says we won our first Grammys together in 1963. I have no recollection. I don't even remember the room. When he showed me the picture, I remembered what I wore. But it's like awards don't mean anything.
My mother had a great voice. Not like mine, not like my sister's, not like my son's - a high soprano voice, but like a bird. I mean, really beautiful.
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.
I got sent to a health camp when I was about 6 years old, and we all had to wear the same starchy blue uniform. The lady who took care of me after school knit me a burgundy sweater. It was the only thing that gave me any individuality.
I've always liked working really hard and then doing nothing in particular. So, consequently, I didn't overexpose myself; I guess I maintained a kind of mystery. I wasn't ambitious.
Marlon Brando. The finest actor who ever lived. He was my idol when I was 13. He's done enough work to last two lifetimes. Everything I do, I think: Can Brando play this with me?
I hated singing. I wanted to be an actress. But I don't think I'd have made it any other way.
My mother never really thought I could become anything.
I'm not that ambitious any more. I just like my privacy. I wish I really wasn't talked about at all.
Around people I don't know, I'm totally at a loss.
Being a woman in music was fine, but when I wanted to direct, I was poking my head into a man's world.
Eighteenth century American furniture and the design of the architects Greene and Greene are my special love.
I don't like talking about myself and I don't like talking about the work.
I don't read music. Not even essentially. Not even nonessentially.
I started going to acting school when I was 14, and I would always have my own take on things.
Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them - did you know that? Terribly discouraging.
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.
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