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Bernadette Peters Quotes
Bernadette Peters Quotes
"Animals speak with pure affection. It's important to me to get something going in NY so we can get to be a no-kill city, and give the animals homes and more attention and love." "For a young person to think, Oh, something must be wrong with me-that has to change." "George M. is where I met my dear friend Joel Grey. We connected at rehearsal one day during a five-minute break. We were both looking out the same window and we knew in five minutes that we'd made a connection." "Getting plenty of sleep is always great. It really is. I have a girlfriend who's sending me a slant board." "I always love Derek Jacobi. And Judi Dench." "I don't smoke, I don't drink much, I don't eat red meat. I stay out of the sun." "I feel strongly for gay marriage to be accepted." "I know Mama Rose is a great role and I love having a chance to do it." "I lost a very dear friend who lived with AIDS for about 17 years. Rejecting early treatments that were iffy, he thought he saved himself. I really miss him a lot." "I love pasta with the homemade marinara sauce I had as a kid." "I love Some Enchanted Evening, and If I Loved You. And as I sing them more and more, I find new favorites." "I never feel I collaborate. Let's not kid ourselves. He writes the songs. They're his-I'm just lucky to experience and interpret them." "I realized the power of communicating and connecting to the audience when you're onstage. That was exciting-and it still is." "I think gays have great taste! I actually think their emotions are highly sensitive, and they're aware of when people are singing of truths or not!" "I'd like to one day play Amanda, the mother, in The Glass Menagerie." "In my career, there have been three things that were challenging: playing gay; playing a Jewish woman; and playing Chekhov. The scariest part was playing Chekhov!" "Into The Woods was... a lot of running around in the woods! I can't wait to see the show again. People didn't realize it back then, but kids still come up to me-young people-and they talk about it. It really made its mark." "It Might As Well Be Spring... I used to sing that as a young girl in my voice lessons. Then I picked it up again and it spoke to me in a whole new way." "It was one of the most exciting, perfect evenings of my life, my solo debut at Carnegie Hall. And knowing we were all there to raise money for Gay Men's Health Crisis made the evening an extraordinary experience." "It's pricey, but Chanel makes a lip gloss in a color called Volage-it's a great golden-apricot color that makes your lips really pop out." "Look at all of these gay couples raising children, it's so wonderful!" "Marty Short would just make me laugh every day from ten o'clock to six o'clock in rehearsal, and during the show." "My producer, Richard Jay-Alexander brought the idea to me. I never thought I'd sing You'll Never Walk Alone. I thought there'd be some big soprano singing it." "No One Is Alone by Stephen Sondheim is all about thinking for yourself and being your own person." "Same-sex marriages would be so wonderful. Everybody-gay or straight-is trying to be who they are, and it makes it doubly hard when you aren't accepted and have to hide." "Sondheim writes the music and lyrics, and because he's so smart and goes so deep with his feelings, there's a lot to explore, get involved with and learn about." "Stephen Sondheim told me that Oscar Hammerstein believed everything that he wrote. So there's great truth in the songs, and that's what was so wonderful to find." "The challenge of film is making it right there at that moment, and then you get to move on." "The first big lead that I had on Broadway was in a show called La Strada." "The first Broadway show I ever heard was the recording of Carousel, and it was a very vivid experience." "We've been listening to Wagner, which is so great." "When something isn't done, you want to do something about it." "When there's a terrible illness like AIDS sweeping through, you help people." "When we lost our Golden Retriever, my husband said, Let's go to the pound and get a dog. The city pound is now known as the City Animal Care and Control-the CACC." "Working on behalf of companion animals is so important. We start to realize how healing they are." "You'd look out and there'd be little babies watching the show, and boys and girls. They loved the cowboys, and they loved Annie. There were young people seeing the show for the first time. I stayed for two years because I enjoyed it so much." "You've gotta be original, because if you're like someone else, what do they need you for?" "Young people have so many emotions growing up. If you don't feel accepted, you start sneaking around and engaging in dangerous practices." "You gotta be original, because if you're like someone else, what do they need you for?"