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Meryl Streep Quotes

Let these quotes by Meryl Streep help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

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

Related topics: Mom

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

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.
- Meryl Streep

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

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

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

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.
- Meryl Streep

 

Instant gratification is not soon enough.
- Meryl Streep

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

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.
- Meryl Streep

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

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.
- Meryl Streep

I'm all over the place.
- Meryl Streep

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

I can't stand most things that I see.
- Meryl Streep

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

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.
- Meryl Streep

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Meryl Streep

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

I think your self emerges more clearly over time.
- Meryl Streep

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.
- Meryl Streep

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.
- Meryl Streep

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

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

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

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.
- Meryl Streep

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

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

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.
- 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

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

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

Expensive clothes are a waste of money.
- Meryl Streep

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.
- Meryl Streep

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

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

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.
- Meryl Streep

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The work will stand, no matter what.
- Meryl Streep

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

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.
- Meryl Streep

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

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

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

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.
- Meryl Streep

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.
- Meryl Streep

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

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning,
not the result of ignorance or accident,
its children will become the foundation of a new race.
- Margaret Sanger

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.
- Rebecca West

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.
When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe.
You relinquish that position to your children.
- Jessica Lange

Motherhood is...
difficult and...
rewarding.
- Gloria Estefan

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag,
motherhood and the Bible.
That's why people love me.
- Art Linkletter


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