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Published on November 14th, 2010 | by Yellow Magpie

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Meryl Streep Quotes: An Outspoken Actress

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Meryl Streep Quotes

Here is a selection of choice 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.’


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.’

‘I think your self emerges more clearly over time.’

‘America doesn’t reward people of my age, either in day-to-day life or for their performances.’

‘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.’

‘I’m a pain in the ass to all of the costume designers with whom I work because I have very strong feelings about the subject.’

Meryl Streep Quotes Photo By Jack Mitchell

‘I couldn’t care less about fashion. If I had taken any clothes home, they would have remained in my closet for the rest of their existence.’

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

‘I had this sort of idolatry for certain actors who preceded me, people who inspired me, so I’m honored to be that way for young actors.’

‘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.’

‘It is well that the Earth is round that we do not see too far ahead.’

‘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.’

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Check out Yellow Magpie’s Meryl Streep: An Extraordinary Talent for more insight into Meryl.

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5 Responses to Meryl Streep Quotes: An Outspoken Actress

  1. Sarah Long says:

    I love meryl streep. She is a great actor and everyone can learn a little from her.

  2. Yellow Magpie says:

    Thanks Sarah. Yes, she is a great actress and she seems to be able to play any parts. Keep in touch!

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