Meryl Streep is an actress from the United States.

She is frequently referred to as “the best actress of her generation.”


Meryl Streep Quotes

I’m all over the place. ~ Meryl Streep.

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

I can’t stand most things that I see. ~ Meryl Streep.

Expensive clothes are a waste of money. ~ Meryl Streep.

I want to feel my life while I’m in it. ~ Meryl Streep.

Instant gratification is not soon enough. ~ Meryl Streep.

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

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

You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing. ~ Meryl Streep.

Best Meryl Streep Quotes

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

I think I’m not a natural performer; I think I’m an actor. ~ Meryl Streep.

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

I have a very good life – I’m lucky enough not to be deprived. ~ Meryl Streep.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Meryl Streep Quotes

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

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

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

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

You can’t suppress the things that make us human. It’s pointless to try. ~ Meryl Streep.

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

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

Profound Meryl Streep Quotes

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

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

What does it take to be the first female anything? It takes grit, and it takes grace. ~ Meryl Streep.

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

I remember, as I was hovering around 40, I thought each movie would be my last, really. ~ Meryl Streep.

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

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

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

Don’t give up or give in in the face of patronizing ridicule, amused disdain, or being ignored. ~ 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 let the actions of my life stand for what I am as a human being. Contend with that, not the words. ~ Meryl Streep.

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

Great Meryl Streep Quotes

I know what I do and what it means to me and where its sources lie, and that’s mine. It still is mine. ~ 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.

Men should look at the world as if something is wrong when their voices predominate. They should feel it. ~ Meryl Streep.

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

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

Grace, respect, reserve, and empathetic listening are qualities sorely missing from the public discourse now. ~ 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.

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

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

Wise Meryl Streep Quotes

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

It’s amazing how easily people are led to fury and chaos. Unhappy people with guns are not going to make this country great. ~ 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.

Meaningful Meryl Streep Quotes

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.

I have a pretty good idea of what I am not good at and have it front and center of my consciousness every minute I am doing it. ~ 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 think you have to listen to the people who are deeply unhappy. You have to find the source of it and not overreact to the craziness in it. ~ Meryl Streep.

Thought-Provoking Meryl Streep Quotes

Nobody can swash-buckle a quick-witted riposte like Emma Thompson. She’s a writer, a real writer, and she has a relish for the well-chosen word. ~ Meryl Streep.

Don’t waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living. ~ Meryl Streep.

I know movies are a function of our dream world. And when you project yourself on screen, it’s easier to project yourself into what you were, not what you are. ~ Meryl Streep.

I was offered, within one year, three different witch roles. It was almost like the world was saying – or the studios were saying – ‘We don’t know what to do with you.’ ~ Meryl Streep.


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