19 Meryl Streep Quotes That'll Get You Through Anything

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All hail, Meryl.

These Fantastic Meryl Streep Quotes Help Us Stop and Smell the Roses

Maybe you're a fan of Sophie's Choice or The Devil Wears Prada but I think we can all agree that Meryl Streep is a wildly talented actress.

She's been in countless movies and won more awards than I can keep count. She's also offered sage advice about confidence and belief in ones self. So much so, we wanted to share some inspiring Meryl Streep quotes with you today.

From being confident in yourself to ignoring the negative people in ones life, these Meryl Streep quotes will serve as inspiration you didn't know you needed. Maybe you'll be inspired to help others, maybe you'll be less hard on yourself, or maybe you'll just want to watch the next episode of Big Little Lies, either way, you'll some iconic love Meryl Streep quotes.

Meryl Streep Quotes

  • "I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life."

  • "Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there."

  • "You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you."

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

  • "I didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do."

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

Inspiring Meryl Streep Quotes

  • "This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really, there is no normal. There's only change and resistance to it and then more change."

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

  • "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."

  • "It's good to push 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."

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

  • "I think your self emerges more clearly over time."

  • "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."

The Best Meryl Streep Quotes

  • "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."

  • "Instant gratification is not soon enough."

  • "Life is precious, and when you've lost a lot of people, you realize that each day is a gift."

  • "If you have a brain you are obliged to use it."

  • "What makes you different or weird, that's your strength."

  • "It's amazing what you can get if you quietly, clearly, and authoritatively demand it."

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