Meryl Streep - Quotes

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Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.

Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.

You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting. ---->>>

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. ---->>>

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.

Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too. ---->>>

All that attention to the perfect lighting, the perfect this, the perfect that, I find terribly annoying. ---->>>

People say, When you have children, everything changes. But maybe things are awakened that were already there. ---->>>

I'm curious about other people. That's the essence of my acting. I'm interested in what it would be like to be you. ---->>>

Some people are filled by compassion and a desire to do good, and some simply don't think anything's going to make a difference. ---->>>

You can't get spoiled if you do your own ironing. ---->>>

Everything we say signifies; everything counts, that we put out into the world. It impacts on kids, it impacts on the zeitgeist of the time. ---->>>

I have a holistic need to work and to have huge ties of love in my life. I can't imagine eschewing one for the other. ---->>>

We are who we're going to be when we're very old, and when we're very old we are who we were when we were 8. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

It is well that the earth is round that we do not see too far ahead. ---->>>

Expensive clothes are a waste of money.

Expensive clothes are a waste of money.

I want to feel my life while I'm in it. ---->>>

It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician. ---->>>

Instant gratification is not soon enough.

Instant gratification is not soon enough.

I have a very good life - I'm lucky enough not to be deprived. ---->>>

My family really does come first. It always did and always will. ---->>>

Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men. ---->>>

There's no road map on how to raise a family: it's always an enormous negotiation. ---->>>

I need to go where people are serious about acting. ---->>>

I can't stand most things that I see. ---->>>

Personality is immediately apparent, from birth, and I don't think it really changes. ---->>>

Enough people write about me every day without even interviewing me. ---->>>

I believe in imagination. I did Kramer vs. Kramer before I had children. But the mother I would be was already inside me.

I believe in imagination. I did Kramer vs. Kramer before I had children. But the mother I would be was already inside me.

Chris Cooper is one of my favorite actors in the world. I've seen him in most everything he's done. ---->>>

If I am not confident that I can portray the character perfectly on screen, I won't even try. ---->>>

I have a very busy life, and not many people who have a career and four kids go out a lot to the movies.

I have a very busy life, and not many people who have a career and four kids go out a lot to the movies.

There are wonderfully talented actresses. It's a really rich field. There isn't as rich a field of material. ---->>>

America doesn't reward people of my age, either in day-to-day life or for their performances. ---->>>

I don't like to be gone all weekend and at night too. Because for 20 years, I've had children who are in school. ---->>>

I think the most liberating thing I did early on was to free myself from any concern with my looks as they pertained to my work. ---->>>

I'm a pain in the ass to all of the costume designers with whom I work because I have very strong feelings about the subject. ---->>>

I'm thrilled when I get nominated. I don't count how many and I don't remember how many I've had. I just know it's a lot. ---->>>

How you first meet the public is how the industry sees you. You can't argue with them. That's their perception. ---->>>

I get a trickling few scripts that I'm lucky enough that some of them are great. I don't get loads of scripts. ---->>>

Interestingly, young people don't come to you for advice. Especially the ones who are related to you. ---->>>

My feeling about fears is, if you voice your fears, they may come true. I'm superstitious enough to believe that. ---->>>

My job is usually to express emotion as freely as possible. ---->>>

Sometimes with my children, I remember exactly how I felt as the child in this situation, not just how it feels to be me. ---->>>

The reason I chose the movies that I did was based on where they were being filmed. ---->>>

I didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do.

I didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do.

I'm never so sure as I was in my mid-20s. ---->>>

The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor, but it's a completely random process. ---->>>

The work is the most fun; it seems illicit how much fun it is. ---->>>

All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today, in any scene. ---->>>

For me, clothes are kind of character; I don't follow fashion or understand trends. ---->>>

Having been let out of the barn once, I know I wouldn't be happy if I were home all the time. ---->>>

I don't know why I don't watch a lot of movies; I can barely keep up with the things my friends are in. There isn't enough time in life. ---->>>

I had this sort of idolatry for certain actors who preceded me, people who inspired me, so I'm honored to be that way for young actors. ---->>>

I'm older. There's some sort of seniority. As a matter of fact, the seniority ebbs as you get older. ---->>>

Show business has been really, really good to me because I can work and take a lot of time off, and I'm extremely undisciplined person. ---->>>

The work will stand, no matter what.

The work will stand, no matter what.

There are improbable things suspended in space, like the earth. ---->>>

Every single decision I make about what material I do, what I'm putting out in the world, is because of my children. ---->>>

I couldn't care less about fashion. If I had taken any clothes home, they would have remained in my closet for the rest of their existence. ---->>>

I have four to five months, tops, per year to give to my acting work. ---->>>

I think your self emerges more clearly over time. ---->>>

I'm all over the place. ---->>>

The more you are in this business, the more humbled by it you become. ---->>>

You win an Oscar, it can double the audience that you had before. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-22, 1949
Birthplace: in Summit, New Jersey, The United States
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Occupation: Actress

Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress and philanthropist. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", – a designation to which she objects – Streep is particularly known for her versatility in her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her accent adaptation (wikipedia)