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32 Remarkable Meryl Streep Quotes

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Meryl Streep is a legendary actress whose name is synonymyous with success, greatness, and legacy. While being best known for her award-winning performances, She continues to be a voice for confidence, equality, and self-awarness. Meryl will continue to be a role model to many and inspire us all in the years to come.

Here are some of Meryl Streep’s best quotes:

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

2. “Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take you heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too” – Meryl Streep

3. “You can’t suppress the things that make us human. It’s pointless to try.” – Meryl Streep

4. “Some people are filled by compassion and a desire to do good, and some simply don’t think anything’s going to make a difference.” – Meryl Streep

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

6. “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

7. “You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing.” – Meryl Streep

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

9. “I think that you find your own way…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

10. “I 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.” – Meryl Streep

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

12. “I know what I do and what it means to me and where its sources lie, and that’s mine. It still is mine.” – Meryl Streep

13. “You don’t have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.” – Meryl Streep

14. “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 life. 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

15. “True freedom is understanding that we have a choice in who and what we allow to have power over us.” – Meryl Streep

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16. “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

17. “I let the actions of my life stand for what I am as human being. Contend with that, not the words.” – Meryl Streep

18. “It’s a good thing to imagine yourself doing something you think you can’t.” – Meryl Streep

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

20. “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

21. “It’s good to pust yourself and do what you don’t necessarily want to do, that if you’re not automatically good at it, you should try it. Trying is so important.” – Meryl Streep

22. “Don’t waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living.” – Meryl Streep

23. “Instant gratification is not soon enough.” – Meryl Streep

24. “If you voice your fears they may come true. I’m superstitious enough to believe that.” – Meryl Streep

25. “Obsession is an attractive thing.” – Meryl Streep

26. “If you have a brain you are obliged to use it.” – Meryl Streep

27. “I like who I am now. Other people may not. I’m comfortable. I feel freer now. I don’t want growing older to matter to me.” – Meryl Streep

28. “Life is precious, and when you’ve lost a lot of people, you realize that each day is a gift.” – Meryl Streep

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

30. “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep

31. “As there beings to be less time ahead of you, you want to be exactly who you are, without making it easier for everyone else.” – Meryl Streep

32. “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

Which quote resonated with you the most? Comment below!

Joe Kleckner has a passion for all things motivation & self-development.  From blogs such as Addicted2Success, to the videos of Eric Thomas and Elliott Hulse, to the lectures of legends such as Tony Robbins.  This passion has landed him an internship with Addicted2Success. Follow him on Twitter & Snapchat as he journeys towards greatness, one day at a time.

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