Famous Meryl Streep Quotes

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.


I think your self emerges more clearly over time.


The work will stand, no matter what.


Empathy is at the heart of the actor’s art.


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.


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.


And then when we get back to New York, we need to contact, um… Leslie to see what she can do to minimize the press… on all this. Another divorce… splashed across Page Six. I can just imagine what they’re gonna write about me. ‘The Dragon Lady, Career-Obsessed. Snow Queen Drives Away Another Mr. Priestly’. Rupert Murdoch should cut me a check for all the papers I sell for him. Anyway, I don’t… I don’t really care what anybody writes about me. But my… my girls, I just… It’s just so unfair to the girls. It’s just… another disappointment, another let-down, another father… figure… gone. Anyway, the point is… the point is… the point is we really need to figure out where to place Donatella because she’s barely speaking to anyone.


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


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


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.


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


“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.”


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


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


“I have doubts! I have such doubts!”