Whoopi Goldberg's thoughts on marriage: 'I don't want somebody in my house'

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Whoopi Goldberg is an aspirational figure for many reasons. For one, she once chewed the arms off a Barbie doll. For another, she launched her own line of medical-marijuana products to help with menstrual cramps. And in a recent interview, Whoopi gave us a new level of emotional independence to aspire to. On Wednesday,in the New York Times, The View co-host shared her thoughts on marriage, and they are, specifically: "I don't want somebody in my house."

"I'm not that interested," she went on. "I'm much happier on my own. I can spend as much time with somebody as I want to spend, but I'm not looking to be with somebody forever or live with someone."

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Whoopi Goldberg attends Variety's Power of Women Luncheon at Cipriani Midtown on Friday, April 24, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Honoree Whoopi Goldberg speaks onstage at Variety's Power of Women New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Variety)
Whoopi Goldberg arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Nicole Wallace, Stacy London and Whoopi Goldberg backstage at the the Marissa Webb fashion show with TRESemme during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for TRESemme)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Whoopi Goldberg prepares backstage at the August Getty fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on February 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Whoopi Goldberg speaks onstage at the 2015 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Whoopi Goldberg arrives at 55th Annual CLIO Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on October 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: TV personality/actress Whoopi Goldberg speaks onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: Actress and director Whoopi Goldberg speaks during 'I Got Somethin' To Tell You' screening and Q+A with Director Whoopi Goldberg exclusively for American Express cardmembers at SVA Theatre 1 on April 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Whoopi Goldberg attends the Tribeca Film Festival 2013 portrait studio on April 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR ADVERTISING WEEK - Actress Whoopi Goldberg speaks at the "Future of Film" seminar at Advertising Week on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision for Advertising Week/AP Images)
Whoopi Goldberg appears at the curtain call for the opening night performance of the Broadway musical "Sister Act" in New York, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
The Dalai Lama holds actress Whoopi Goldberg's hand during the World Peace event on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington Saturday, July 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
Whoopi Goldberg listens to a question as she takes part in a panel discussion entitled "Anne Frank's Diary - The Beauty that Remains" Tuesday April 6, 2010 at the 92nd Street Y in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Whoopi Goldberg, the new face and voice of the Universal Studios tour, poses for a protrait after taking a guest turn as guide aboard one of the studio's trams at Universal City, Calif., Tuesday, July 18, 2006. While staff guides usually lead the tour, Goldberg appears on TV monitors aboard the trams, explaining some of the sights visitors are seeing. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Whoopi Goldberg jokes around as she reads to children inside the Scholastic Tent at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York Saturday May 8, 2004. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Host Whoopi Goldberg gives her opening monologue at the 74th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 24, 2002, in Los Angeles. It is the fourth time the Oscar-winning actress has hosted the event. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Host Whoopi Goldberg laughs early in the show during the 71st Annual Academy Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center, Sunday, March 21, 1999. (AP Photo/Eric Draper)
Comedian Whoopi Goldberg tugs on her braids as she entertains during HBO's "Comic Relief 8" Sunday, June 14, 1998 in New York. Goldberg, co-hosting the comedy extravaganza with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, wears the flag of Puerto Rico in her hair to honor the Puerto Rican Day parade held earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
President Clinton listens to actress Whoopi Goldberg before speaking to supporters at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art Thursday Aug. 8, 1996 in Los Angeles. Clinton expected to raise some $1.2 million in campaign donations during his two-day visit to California. It was Clinton's 26th visit to the state. (AP Photo/Joe Marquette)
Actress and comedienne Whoopi Goldberg hosts the 1993 65th annual Academy Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, Ca., on March 21, 1994. (AP Photo)
Actress-comedienne Whoopi Goldberg poses with the brass pudding pot awarded to her by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, honoring her as their 1993 Woman of the Year in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 17, 1993. (AP Photo/Lisa Bul)
Actress-comedienne Whoopi Goldberg is shown at New York's Lyceum Theater on Nov. 8, 1984. Goldberg is appearing in her one-woman show in which she portrays six different characters. (AP Photo/Marty Reichenthal)

"Have you always felt like this?" The Times asked, to which she replied, "Yes. I'm the round peg, and marriage is the square hole. You can't have a square hole, can you?"

No, you certainly can't.

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