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Friday, October 20, 2017

On Singing: “It’s much harder than acting. Recording is just torture.

On Singing: “It’s much harder than acting. Recording is just torture. You obsess over every note and every track and every instrument and it’s like being in a dark – this is why I would never be a director – you are in a dark room for months on end and all you have is takeout food. I just couldn’t stand the process of making records, and I think it showed that I was in despair.” (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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On The People In The Hollywood Industry: “Everybody {in the industry} is having a rough time because the people in charge are not so sure what stories they want to tell and they don’t really know anything about stories.

On The People In The Hollywood Industry: “Everybody {in the industry} is having a rough time because the people in charge are not so sure what stories they want to tell and they don’t really know anything about stories. They’re not people who read, and a lot of people in charge don’t have very good taste.” (The Washington Post, 1991)

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

On Pretty Woman: “Pretty Woman” stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere and they “were utterly adorable together, but that wasn’t romance. That was a fantasy.

On Pretty Woman: “Pretty Woman” stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere and they “were utterly adorable together, but that wasn’t romance. That was a fantasy. That was a selfish little boy with a tawdry little girl. They weren’t grown-up people, they were just two children. Ingrid and Cary, that’s grown-up… . (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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On Romance Movies: “Anyway, I don’t like to do romance. I’m interested in things that are bigger than romance.

On Romance Movies: “Anyway, I don’t like to do romance. I’m interested in things that are bigger than romance. I think romance is what keeps everybody down. There’s a place in everyone’s life for it and I know that people long for it, but I think it’s a cheat, because there are other themes that are more powerful. Women are supposed to do romances, not important, metaphysical {films} that deal with questions of morality and intellect.” She pauses. “They (Disney) didn’t think I should do romances? I can do romances. {But} I think you must have a c ertain kind of stature. I don’t think there’s a single person working today that can pull off {a romance}, not in the old sense. Not when you look at Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant together.” (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler Read More

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

On For The Boys: “Well, I did sing and dance again. That was a real thrill for me because we worked with the most wonderful arrangers on this music

On For The Boys: “Well, I did sing and dance again. That was a real thrill for me because we worked with the most wonderful arrangers on this music … and we did the tracks over at Capitol Records where Frank Sinatra used to record. So everybody from Capitol came down and so did people from our group. You couldn’t get a seat at those sessions, and not a dry eye in the house. I slayed ’em – if I do say so myself.” (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

On AIDS Circa 1991: “I think it’s a wonderful thing that Magic Johnson came out and said what he had to say.

On AIDS Circa 1991: “I think it’s a wonderful thing that Magic Johnson came out and said what he had to say. But I think everyone pretending that it didn’t exist the last 10 years was absolutely criminal. I mean how could the government allow that to happen? If it had been 129,000 little white children {who died}, you can bet they would have raised a stink. You say to yourself, `Is that how the government’s going to treat me if I don’t fall into the category they cherish?’ Who are the people they like? Business people? White business people? What kind of a suit do you have to wear to get by? It’s just absolutely astonishing that nobody came forward,” says Midler, removing her glasses to dry her tears. (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler Read More

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On Women in general: I think women are just the greatest creatures

On Women in general: I think women are just the greatest creatures. “They instinctively understand everything. They know their role, they know what the planet means, they’re not careless. They’re the best creatures and all the way up until high school they’re smarter than the boys. So what I want to know is what happens when they’re 12 that the guys suddenly take over?” (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

On the meaning of “For The Boys” to her:“The movie is really an examination of the way men feel about war and the way women feel about war.

On the meaning of “For The Boys” to her:“The movie is really an examination of the way men feel about war and the way women feel about war. Women try to be supportive, but in their hearts they hate it and no matter how good a war is, they still don’t want their children to go. The government never asks the women who provide the fodder for the government, `Do you mind if we take your children?’ Because if they did they’d say, `{Expletive} no, you’re not going to take my son.’ (The Washington Post, 1991) Read More

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Friday, October 13, 2017

I want Sophie digging in the yard. I want my child to love the earth, to be able to call the birds if she wants to.

“I want Sophie digging in the yard. I want my child to love the earth, to be able to call the birds if she wants to. I don’t want her to get dressed up in spandex, tease her hair and put eye makeup on at age 6. I don’t want my child to be a little version of me. I love my kid.”(The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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We have compost heaps scattered around our teeny weeny little Green Acres.

“We have compost heaps scattered around our teeny weeny little Green Acres. I am a compost maven. I have this recycling madness, this fever. I don’t throw anything away. We have playing cards made out of Ritz cracker boxes, I swear to God.” (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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