25 Inspirational Meryl Streep Quotes

25 Inspirational Meryl Streep Quotes

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Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep is an American actress and singer. Often described as the “best actress of her generation”, Streep is particularly known for her versatility and accents.

Inspirational Meryl Streep Quotes:


1. “I’m really interested in the collaborative thing. It’s what makes it scary because you never know what it’s going to end up like. But you hope. You put yourself in the hands of the best people you can find, and you’re completely dependent on the kindness of strangers and their commitment. It’s like this mutual delusion.” Meryl Streep


2. “Service is the only thing that’s important about love. Everybody is worried about ‘losing yourself’ – all this narcissism. Duty – we can’t stand that idea now either but duty might be a suit of armor you put on to fight for your love.” Meryl Streep


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


4. “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


5. “Grace, respect, reserve, and empathetic listening are qualities sorely missing from the public discourse now.” Meryl Streep


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


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


8. “The formula of happiness and success is just being actually yourself, in the most vivid possible way you can.” Meryl Streep


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


10. “Don’t give up or give in in the face of patronizing ridicule, amused disdain, or being ignored.” Meryl Streep


11. “I want to feel my life while I’m in it.” Meryl Streep


12. “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


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


14. “True freedom is understanding that we have a choice is who we allow to have power over us.” Meryl Streep


15. “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


16. “Put blinders onto those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.” Meryl Streep


17. “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” Meryl Streep


18. “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


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


20. “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


21. “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


22. “The minute you start caring about what other people think, is the minute you stop being yourself.” Meryl Streep


23. “I have a pretty good idea of what I am not good at and have it front and centre of my consciousness every minute I am doing it.” Meryl Streep


24. “The greatest gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” Meryl Streep


25. “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

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