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40 quotations by Meryl Streep

QuoteWe 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.Quote

QuoteThere's no road map on how to raise a family: it's always an enormous negotiation.Quote

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

QuoteThere are improbable things suspended in space, like the earth.Quote

QuoteThe work will stand, no matter what.Quote

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

QuoteSometimes with my children, I remember exactly how I felt as the child in this situation, not just how it feels to be me.Quote

QuoteSome people are filled by compassion and a desire to do good, and some simply don't think anything's going to make a difference.Quote

QuoteShow 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.Quote

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

QuoteObsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.Quote

QuoteMy feeling about fears is, if you voice your fears, they may come true. I'm superstitious enough to believe that.Quote

QuoteMy family really does come first. It always did and always will.Quote

QuoteIt's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician.Quote

QuoteIt is well that the earth is round that we do not see too far ahead.Quote

QuoteIntegrate 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.Quote

QuoteInstant gratification is not soon enough.Quote

QuoteIf I am not confident that I can portray the character perfectly on screen, I won't even try.Quote

QuoteI'm older. There's some sort of seniority. As a matter of fact, the seniority ebbs as you get older.Quote

QuoteI'm never so sure as I was in my mid-20s.Quote

QuoteI'm curious about other people. That's the essence of my acting. I'm interested in what it would be like to be you.Quote

QuoteI'm all over the place.Quote

QuoteI'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.Quote

QuoteI want to feel my life while I'm in it.Quote

QuoteI think your self emerges more clearly over time.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI have a very busy life, and not many people who have a career and four kids go out a lot to the movies.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

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

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do.Quote

QuoteI can't stand most things that I see.Quote

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

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteHaving been let out of the barn once, I know I wouldn't be happy if I were home all the time.Quote

QuoteFor me, clothes are kind of character; I don't follow fashion or understand trends.Quote

QuoteEverything we say signifies; everything counts, that we put out into the world. It impacts on kids, it impacts on the zeitgeist of the time.Quote

QuoteAll that attention to the perfect lighting, the perfect this, the perfect that, I find terribly annoying.Quote

QuoteAll an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today, in any scene.Quote