Top 35 Inspiring Meryl Streep Quotes Of Wisdom

Meryl Streep is a popular American actress, who is well known as the best actress of her generation. She is known for her different accents and versatility. She has been nominated for 21 Academy Awards and has won three. She has also won eight Golden Globe Awards.. She has starred in movies like Sophie’s Choice, Iron Lady.
Here are some Meryl Streep quotes that will enrich your mind.

Inspiring Meryl Streep Quotes

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

“I’m curious about other people. That’s the essence of my acting. I’m interested in what it would be like to be you.” Meryl Streep

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

“Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” Meryl Streep

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

“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 like. 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

“All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today, in any scene.”


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

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

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

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

“Service is the only thing that’s important about love. Everybody is worried about ‘losing yourself’ – all this narcissism. Duty – we can’t stand that idea now either but duty might be a suit of armor you put on to fight for your love.” Meryl Streep

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

“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.”


“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

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

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

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

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

“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

“Instant gratification is not soon enough.”


“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.” Meryl Streep

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

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

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

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

“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

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


“Leave me to the thing I love. I love acting. But being called ‘the greatest living actress’ – a designation not even my mother would sanction – is the opposite of good or valuable or useful. It is a curse for a working actor.” Meryl Streep

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“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

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

“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.” Meryl Streep

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

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

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