65 Meryl Streep Quotes On Success In Life

These Meryl Streep quotes will inspire you. Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep is an American actress.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Meryl Streep quotes, Meryl Streep sayings, and Meryl Streep proverbs.

Best Meryl Streep Quotes

  1. “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” ~ Meryl Streep
  2. “The formula of happiness and success is just, being actually yourself, in the most vivid possible way you can.” ~ Meryl Streep
  3. “The minute you start caring about what other people think, is the minute you stop being yourself.” ~ Meryl Streep
  4. “The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” ~ Meryl Streep

  5. “I think that you find your own way. You have your own rules. You have your own understanding of yourself, and that’s what you’re going to count on. In the end, it’s what feels right to you. Not what your mother told you. Not what some actress told you. Not what anybody else told you but the still, small voice.” ~ Meryl Streep
  6. “True freedom is understanding that we have a choice in who and what we allow to have power over us.” ~ Meryl Streep
  7. “It’s amazing what you can get if you quietly, clearly and authoritatively demand it.” ~ Meryl Streep
  8. “Everything that truly makes us happy is quite simple – love, sex and food!” ~ Meryl Streep

  9. “That is the simple secret. Always take your heart to work.” ~ Meryl Streep
  10. “We are the choices we have made.” ~ Meryl Streep
  11. “You have to embrace getting older. Life is precious, and when you’ve lost a lot of people, you realize each day is a gift.” ~ Meryl Streep , Meryl Streep quotes life
  12. “Listening is everything. Listening is the whole deal. That’s what I think. And I mean that in terms of before you work, after you work, in between work, with your children, with your husband, with your friends, with your mother, with your father. It’s everything. And it’s where you learn everything.” ~ Meryl Streep
  13. “Pretending is a very valuable life skill.” ~ Meryl Streep

  14. “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. It is so much more peaceful.” ~ Meryl Streep
  15. “You don’t have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.” ~ Meryl Streep
  16. “Every easy choice will have its consequence tomorrow.” ~ Meryl Streep
  17. “We all make the mistake thinking that how you look makes you more worthy of love.” ~ Meryl Streep

  18. “There is some liberation in the freedom of being totally alone and really going for it.” ~ Meryl Streep
  19. “Everything that truly makes us happy is quite simple: love, sex, and food! Everything else – power, influence, strength – all those things can overpower what’s important in life. But as long as you have food and shelter over your head, if the necessities are taken care of, what makes us happy on top of that is very simple.” ~ Meryl Streep
  20. “As there begins to be less time ahead of you, you want to be exactly who you are, without making it easier for everyone else.” ~ Meryl Streep
  21. “I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.” ~ Meryl Streep

  22. “My job is usually to express emotion as freely as possible.” ~ Meryl Streep
  23. “Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.” ~ Meryl Streep
  24. “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
  25. “If you have a brain, you are obliged to use it.” ~ Meryl Streep
  26. “Fear focuses the mind.” ~ Meryl Streep

  27. “I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities.” ~ Meryl Streep
  28. “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
  29. “We need art as much as we need good works. You need it like food. You need it for inspiration to keep going on the days that your low. We need each other in that way.” ~ Meryl Streep
  30. “One of the most important keys to acting is curiosity. I am curious to the point of being nosy. What that means is you want to devour lives. You’re eager to put on their shoes and wear their clothes and have them become a part of you. All people contain mystery, and when you act, you want to plumb that mystery until everything is known to you.” ~ Meryl Streep
  31. “You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing.” ~ Meryl Streep

  32. “For young women, I would say don’t worry so much about your weight. Girls spend way too much time thinking about that, and there are better things. For young men, and women, too, what makes you different or weird-that’s your strength. Everyone tries to look a cookie-cutter kind of way, and actually the people who look different are the ones who get picked up. I used to hate my nose. Now I don’t. It’s OK.” ~ Meryl Streep
  33. “People will say to me, ‘You’ve played so many strong women,’ and I’ll say, ‘Have you ever said to a man, “You’ve played so many strong men?”’ No! Because the expectation is [men] are varied. Why can’t we have that expectation about women?” ~ Meryl Streep
  34. “Pretending is not just play. Pretending is imagined possibility. Pretending, or acting, is a very valuable life skill and we do it all the time.” ~ Meryl Streep
  35. “I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.” ~ Meryl Streep

  36. “I do honestly think that if women were running the world there would be more investment in peace, because basically as women we do not want to see our children killed. Maybe I am completely idealistic, but until we see women in equal positions of power in the world, I just think that we are doomed.” ~ Meryl Streep
  37. “Acting is my way of investigating human nature and having fun at the same time” ~ Meryl Streep
  38. “Wrinkled, wrinkled little star… hope they never see the scars.” ~ Meryl Streep
  39. “The thing that you have to fight the most when you lose is you feel like the biggest failure in the world.” ~ Meryl Streep
  40. “The key to every actor is deep, deep insecurity.” ~ Meryl Streep

  41. “All an actor has, I think, is their heart, really,…that’s the place you go for your inspiration. If my heart wasn’t filled with them, where would I get stuff? What would I have to express?” ~ Meryl Streep
  42. “I think that we pay much more attention to fashion and our hair, skin and foreheads, our abdominal muscles and shoes than what is happening in the world. We willingly take that ‘drug’ and go along with that.” ~ Meryl Streep
  43. “Guard your good mood.” ~ Meryl Streep
  44. “People want what they want. Sometimes you just have to walk in defiance of it and just be yourself.” ~ Meryl Streep
  45. “Everyone is interesting. Everyone has something unexpected to offer and the job of acting is to pull it out of each other.” ~ Meryl Streep

  46. “I once read that in any good marriage, one partner is the gardener and the other is the garden. We take it in turns to be either.” ~ Meryl Streep
  47. “I never give any character I play less respect than I give my own life.” ~ Meryl Streep
  48. “My advice: Don’t waste so much time worrying about your skin or your weight. Develop what you do, what you put your hands on in the world.” ~ Meryl Streep
  49. “Being an actor lets me be a million different things.” ~ Meryl Streep
  50. “The work will stand, no matter what.” ~ Meryl Streep

  51. “Being a celebrity has taught me to hide but being an actor has opened my soul.” ~ Meryl Streep
  52. “You have to embrace getting older.” ~ Meryl Streep
  53. “Personality is immediately apparent, from birth, and I don’t think it really changes.” ~ Meryl Streep
  54. “There are some days when I, myself, think I’m overrated… but not today.” ~ Meryl Streep

  55. “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
  56. “For me, clothes are kind of a character. They’re more interesting in those terms.” ~ Meryl Streep
  57. “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. Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.” ~ Meryl Streep
  58. “The greatest gift given to man by God – is the ability to empathize.” ~ Meryl Streep

  59. “Without question, of the heterosexual men that I’ve spoken to over the years, that’s usually – they say, you know, my favorite thing you’ve ever done was Linda or Sophie. And they were a particular kind of very feminine, recessive kind of personality. So they fell in love with her, but they didn’t feel the story through her body.” ~ Meryl Streep
  60. “What’s worse than brutality that dehumanizes women? Tolerance and indifference towards it.” ~ Meryl Streep
  61. “I love acting, of course, but being with my husband and my children always brought me the greatest joy and happiness in life.” ~ Meryl Streep , Meryl Streep quotes on acting
  62. “Empathy is at the heart of the actor’s art.” ~ Meryl Streep

  63. “I just take every day is a miracle and I’m really glad that I’m still working and that people are not sick of me, even though even I’m sick of me a little bit.” ~ Meryl Streep
  64. “My own sense of well-being and purpose in the world. That comes from studying the world feelingly, with empathy in my work. It comes from staying alert and alive and involved in the lives of the people that I love and the people in the wider world who need my help.” ~ Meryl Streep
  65. “I’ve thought a lot about the power of empathy. In my work, it’s the current that connects me and my actual pulse to a fictional character in a made up story, it allows me to feel, pretend feelings and sorrows and imagined pain.” ~ Meryl Streep

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