Bernadette Peters Quotes

 

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.

— Bernadette Peters

You’ve gotta be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for?

— Bernadette Peters

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.

— Bernadette Peters

The first Broadway show I ever heard was the recording of Carousel, and it was a very vivid experience.

— Bernadette Peters

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.

— Bernadette Peters

I’d like to one day play Amanda, the mother, in The Glass Menagerie.

— Bernadette Peters

I love ‘Some Enchanted Evening’, and ‘If I Loved You’. And as I sing them more and more, I find new favorites.

— Bernadette Peters

When something isn’t done, you want to do something about it.

— Bernadette Peters

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.

— Bernadette Peters

I feel strongly for gay marriage to be accepted.

— Bernadette Peters

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.

— Bernadette Peters

The challenge of film is making it right there at that moment, and then you get to move on.

— Bernadette Peters

I don’t smoke, I don’t drink much, I don’t eat red meat. I stay out of the sun.

— Bernadette Peters

I love pasta with the homemade marinara sauce I had as a kid.

— Bernadette Peters

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!

— Bernadette Peters

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.

— Bernadette Peters

Working on behalf of companion animals is so important. We start to realize how healing they are.

— Bernadette Peters

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.

— Bernadette Peters

Getting plenty of sleep is always great. It really is. I have a girlfriend who’s sending me a slant board.

— Bernadette Peters

I know Mama Rose is a great role and I love having a chance to do it.

— Bernadette Peters

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.

— Bernadette Peters

No One Is Alone by Stephen Sondheim is all about thinking for yourself and being your own person.

— Bernadette Peters

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.

— Bernadette Peters

The first big lead that I had on Broadway was in a show called La Strada.

— Bernadette Peters

We’ve been listening to Wagner, which is so great.

— Bernadette Peters

When there’s a terrible illness like AIDS sweeping through, you help people.

— Bernadette Peters

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