I am woman, hear me roar.
I believe wholeheartedly in marriage. I don't exclusively mean a marriage with a legal contract, but any relationship that constitutes a marriage because of the quality of their relationship.
I couldn't do anything. I'd work in a department store for a couple of weeks, but I couldn't hack it. I couldn't even type! I had no skills whatsoever outside of show business.
I did my own music videos, my own TV commercials.
I don't know if it's a sign of all the chaos that is happening out there or not, but I've lately craved the structure and order of classical music, the balance and symmetry.
I don't think any one person is the cause of all of someone else's problems.
I like music to soothe me.
I think back and marvel that my ambitions were so small.
I think that two people who decide to live together in a marriage situation, they have an obligation to make the marriage work for them.
I thought Erica Jong's Fear of Flying was one of the biggest pieces of crap that I've ever read in my life.
I wanted control over the merchandising, the actual packaging of the product. That was a big factor. The only way for me to exercise control on all those levels was to start my own label.
I was looking for a husband, but meanwhile to survive, I had to work.
I was very strongly influenced by women's magazines and I really believed tha a woman could not be married and raise a family and have a successful career all at the same time.
I worked with my parents on the stage in production numbers since I was 4, but I never really gave much thought to being a performer on my own until I was 12 or 13.
I'm a very private person, and when I leave the stage, I leave the stage.
I've been in a serious conversation with one of my children, and a fan has come up. I've been in a public bathroom and had the hand come under the stall with a paper and pen. That sort of thing anybody can live without.
If I have to, I can do anything. I am strong, I am invincible, I am Woman.
If you tell people your ambitions, they usually laugh at you. When I told my girlfriends when I was 12 that I was going to Hollywood, they all laughed. And here I am!
In the '50s, a lot of girls never saw beyond the wedding day.
It took me a year to really learn the American lingo. I really feel for people who are coming here and don't speak English at all. It must be hell.
It took so long to make it in America. The year I arrived was a bad year for women singers, the record company told me. So I starved. I lived in a hotel so dreadful I can't even talk about it.
Most of the people I know in show business don't need anybody pushing them at all. They're extremely aggressive.
My audience are the same people who bought my albums years ago. These people are now married, with their own homes, their own families. If I'm in concert, I get people now who bring their kids.
Please don't ask me any questions about the politics of 30 years ago.
Stop living a day at a time and stop worrying about age.