65 Most Inspiring Meryl Streep Quotes To Read Now

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Meryl Streep is an award-winning and critically acclaimed actress who has been working for over 50 years in her career. She was born into an acting family, her mother Florence also being a notable actress. Her father was Harry Streep, a photographer and art dealer.

Streep was born on April 25th, 1949, in New York City to Mary (née Kopp) and Daniel Streep. She has been a famous actress for over 40 years. Her films have grossed $3.8 billion worldwide. In addition to acting, she is also an accomplished singer and pianist.

She is known to be one of the most versatile actresses in Hollywood; she has won six Golden Globe Awards and nine Academy Awards. She was ranked third on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list of highest-paid actresses in 2016, with earnings of $26 million that year alone. She received Academy Award nominations for her roles in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).

Her quotes on happiness and success can help you achieve your life goals.

65 Most Inspiring Meryl Streep Quotes

“Expensive clothes are a waste of money.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“I try to lead as ordinary a life as I can. You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing”

“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.”

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

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

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

“You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing.”

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

“You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing.”

“I think your self emerges more clearly over time.”

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

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

“It’s a good thing to imagine yourself doing something you think you can’t. I do that every day because, basically, if I had it my way, I’d just stay home and think about what I’m having for supper.”

“I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“Instant gratification is not soon enough.”

“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.”

“The work will stand, no matter what.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“Don’t give up or give in in the face of patronizing ridicule, amused distain, or being ignored.”

“You just have to keep on doing what you do…Keep going. Start by starting.”

“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.”

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

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

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

“The great gift of humans is that we have the power of empathy.”

“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.”

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

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

“It’s amazing what you can get if you quietly, clearly and authoritatively demand it.”

“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.”

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

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

“Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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?’”

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

“If you have a brain you are obliged to use it.”

“What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” “The greatest gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.”

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