Meryl Streep Quotes

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I'm thrilled when I get nominated. I don't count how many and I don't remember how many I've had. I just know it's a lot.

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

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My job is usually to express emotion as freely as possible.

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

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My family really does come first. It always did and always will.

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Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.

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

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

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

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Interestingly, young people don't come to you for advice. Especially the ones who are related to you.

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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.

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Personality is immediately apparent, from birth, and I don't think it really changes.

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

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The reason I chose the movies that I did was based on where they were being filmed.

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

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Instant gratification is not soon enough.

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The work is the most fun

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You win an Oscar, it can double the audience that you had before.

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You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband

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You can't get spoiled if you do your own ironing.

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We 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.

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

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The more you are in this business, the more humbled by it you become.

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The work will stand, no matter what.

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Show 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.

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The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor, but it's a completely random process.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Every single decision I make about what material I do, what I'm putting out in the world, is because of my children.

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

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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.

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How you first meet the public is how the industry sees you. You can't argue with them. That's their perception.

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

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For me, clothes are kind of character

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I can't stand most things that I see.

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Everything we say signifies

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Chris Cooper is one of my favorite actors in the world. I've seen him in most everything he's done.

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Enough people write about me every day without even interviewing me.

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