Meryl Streep Quotes

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.


The work will stand, no matter what.


Life is all about making choices and I’m very happy with mine. I have had a wonderful time raising four children and I’ve also been lucky to have the support of a wonderful husband.


I think your self emerges more clearly over time.


I need to go where people are serious about acting.


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


Oh don’t be ridiculous Andrea, everybody wants this. Everybody wants to be us.


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.


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


Women are better at acting then men. Why? Because we have to be. If successfully convincing someone bigger than you are of something he doesn’t want to know is a survival skill, this is how women have survived through the millennia.


It’s so much easier to be happy. It’s so much easier to choose to love the things that you have, instead of always yearning for what you’re missing, or what it is that you’re imagining you’re missing.


By all means, move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me.


We will stand on principle, or we will not stand at all.


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


I have doubts! I have such doubts!


Is anybody supposed to smoke?