Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors. Be the first to learn about new releases!
Start by following Meryl Streep.

Meryl Streep Meryl Streep > Quotes


more photos (4)

Meryl Streep quotes (showing 1-17 of 17)

“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.”
Meryl Streep
“Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.”
Meryl Streep
“I have a theory that movies operate on the level of dreams, where you dream yourself.”
Meryl Streep
“No one has ever asked an actor, 'You're playing a strong-minded man…' We assume that men are strong-minded, or have opinions. But a strong-minded woman is a different animal.”
Meryl Streep
“You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.”
Meryl Streep
tags: proud
“I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.”
Meryl Streep
“Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.”
Meryl Streep
“I like who I am now. Other people may not. I'm comfortable. I feel freer now. I don't want growing older to matter to me.”
Meryl Streep
“This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really, there is no normal. There's only change and resistance to it and then more change.”
Meryl Streep
“It is well that the earth is round that we do not see too far ahead.”
Meryl Streep
“I wonder which of the megaton bombs Jesus, our
President's personal savior, would have personally
dropped on the sleeping families of Baghdad?”
Meryl Streep
“The formula of happiness and success is just, being actually yourself, in the most vivid possible way you can.”
Meryl Streep
“You can't get spoiled if you do your own ironing.”
Meryl Streep
“I didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do.”
Meryl Streep
tags: beauty
“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.”
Meryl Streep
“I always feel like I can't do it, that I can't go through with a movie. But then I do go through with it after all.”
Meryl Streep
“I have a very good life - I'm lucky enough not to be deprived.”
Meryl Streep


All Quotes | Add A Quote
Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game

Share: The Cookbook That Celebrates Our Common Humanity Share
18 ratings
The River Wild The River Wild
0 ratings