"You think beautiful girls are going to be in style forever! I should say not! Any day now they're going to be over! Finished! Then it’ll be my turn!"
Description: Barbara Streisand as Ziegfield Follies comedienne Fanny Brice puts her personal looks into perspective in the motion picture Funny Girl (1968).
Fanny Brice lives in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, in New York City. She aspires to be in show business and believes that she has what it takes to be a star.
As she tries to convince vaudeville directors, producers and others who could hire her, ("I'm a bagel on a plate full of onion rolls!") she is shown the door. Eventually, she makes it to the top and becomes a headliner with the Ziegfeld Follies.
During one of her low moments in life, when her talents are not recognized by a potential employer, she breaks into song to exclaim:
"Well, I'm miffed. 'Cause I'm - the greatest star. I am by far, but no one knows it. Wait - they're gonna hear a voice, a silver flute. They'll cheer each toot, hey, she's terrific!, when I expose it. Now can't you see to look at me that I'm a natural Camille. And as Camille, I just feel, I've so much to offer. Hey listen, kid, I know I'd be divine because I'm a natural cougher. Some ain't got it, not a lump. I'm a great big clump of talent! Laugh, they'll bend in half. Did you ever hear the story about the travelling salesman? A thousand jokes, stick around for the jokes. A thousand faces. I reiterate. When you're gifted, then you're gifted. These are facts, I've got no axe to grind! Ay! What are ya, blind? In all of the world so far, I'm the greatest star! No autographs, please. Huh? What? What did she say? You think beautiful girls are gonna stay in style forever? I should say not! Any minute now, they're gonna be out! Finished! Then it'll be my turn!" - Fanny Brice