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    I got so far away from what they told you in acting class: Do something different. Producers kept offering me the 'Sister Act' movie, but I said, 'My fans don't want to see me in a wimple.' I literally said, 'My fans don't want to see me in a wimple.'
    — Bette Midler
    tags: movie 
     
    As an actor, you're supposed to take jobs that will challenge you or force fans to see you in a different light. By the '90s, I wasn't really an actor anymore. I was someone who went on the road with these gigantic concerts.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: challenge  job 
     
    My husband calls it winging it - the way I just took what the studios gave me, didn't do my homework and avoided roles that would risk my image.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: risk 
     
    I sometimes think I should go back to school to learn French and music, but who would have me?
    — Bette Midler
    tags: music  school  learn 
     
    The worst part of success is to try finding someone who is happy for you.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: success 
     
    If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it?
    — Bette Midler
    tags: sex  book 
     
    If I could be granted a wish, I'd shine in your eye like a jewel.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: eyes  wishes 
     
    Education is my next big thing. When music and art were taken out of the schools, I went berserk!
    — Bette Midler
    tags: music  education  school 
     
    When I moved to New York City in 1965, I wanted to be in theater. I was following my Ethel Barrymore dream. But I was too young to be Ethel.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: young  dreams 
     
    I had a hard-scrabble childhood with my parents. I have a lot of baggage. To come down to the footlights and accept the audience's affection inside a Broadway theater - that didn't come easily to me.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: parent  childhood 
     
    I learned to accept the audience's happiness for me, which is one of the hardest things for me to learn.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: happiness  learn 
     
    I'd never done a straight play before, never, and it was very hard work - really, really hard work. It was dense, really wordy, and I was determined to learn every word of it - not just skip over bits and pieces.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: work  learn 
     
    I already have a Tony for my Broadway concert in '73. It's one of the most precious things I've won.
    — Bette Midler
    I mean, can I really create a full, three-dimensional character? I don't know anymore. I'm certainly going to try.
    — Bette Midler
    I'm the last of the truly tacky women. I do trash with flash and sleaze with ease.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: women 
     
    I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: human  tears  balance  spirit 
     
    I think most of us are torn. We have at least two people at war in our body. One person wants to retire and grow fabulous tomatoes, and the other wants to stand up on a pedestal and be worshipped and get bigger and bigger and bigger until she explodes.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: people  body  war 
     
    Men's brains are smaller than those of women so they can fit into their penises.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: women  brain 
     
    Self-esteem is something you have to earn! The only way to achieve self-esteem is to work hard. People have an obligation to live up to their potential.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: people  work  live  potential  achieve 
     
    When my daughter was younger we showed her all the great musicals. And the great dramas and great comedies, and the one that she took to the most was Some Like It Hot.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: comedy  daughter 
     
    My whole life has been spent waiting for an epiphany, a manifestation of God's presence, the kind of transcendent, magical experience that let's you see your place in the big picture. And that is what I had with my first compost heap.
    — Bette Midler
    My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: ideas 
     
    I feel like a million tonight - but one at a time.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: time 
     
    Unfortunately, every time there's a budget crunch in New York, the Parks Department is usually the first to be cut. So they need all the help they can get.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: time  help 
     
    People are not the best because they work hard. They work hard because they are the best.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: people  work 
     
    Sometimes my brain goes on CD shuffle. You know, you put a bunch of CD's on and hit play and random things come out.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: brain 
     
    A lot of people say that my life is wasted on me because I could be a bigger asshole than I am, but I've chosen not to be.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: people 
     
    Culturally, it's very hard to change people's attitudes about public space.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: attitude  space 
     
    Let the sun stop burning, Let them tell me love's not worth going through. If it all falls apart, I will know deep in my heart, The only dream that mattered had come true ...In this life I was loved by you.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: heart  true  dreams  worth 
     
    I have my standards. They're low, but I have them.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: standard 
     
    Without passion, the powers-that-be can run roughshod over you.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: passion 
     
    I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: world  believe  right  rules 
     
    Cherish forever what makes you unique, 'cuz you're really a yawn if it goes.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: forever 
     
    If you can accept your differentness and learn to love it and encourage it, then you can be someone wonderful.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: encourage  learn 
     
    I haven't left my house in days. I watch the news channels incessantly. All the news stories are about the election; all the commercials are Viagra and Cialis. Election, erection, election, erection! Either way we're screwed!
    — Bette Midler
    tags: stories 
     
    If only I'd known my differentness would be an asset, then my earlier life would have been much easier.
    — Bette Midler
    Some say love it is a river that drowns the tender reeds. Some say love, it is a razor that leaves your heart to bleed. Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need. I say love, it is a flower and you, its only seed.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: heart  hunger  flowers 
     
    I made a pact with myself a long time ago: Never watch anything stupider than you. It's helped me a lot.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: time 
     
    There comes a time whenyou haveto let yourclothesgo out in the world and try to make it on their own.
    — Bette Midler
    tags: time  world 
     
    GOD is watching us, from a Distance...
    — Bette Midler
    tags: god 
     
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