Meryl Streep Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old meryl streep quotes, meryl streep sayings, and meryl streep proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Meryl Streep

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

Meryl Streep

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

Meryl Streep

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

Meryl Streep

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

Meryl Streep

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

Meryl Streep

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

Meryl Streep

All that attention to the perfect lighting, the perfect this, the perfect that, I find terribly annoying.     

Meryl Streep

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

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

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

Meryl Streep

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

Meryl Streep

The key to every actor is deep, deep insecurity.     

Meryl Streep

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

Meryl Streep

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

Meryl Streep

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

Meryl Streep

Pretending is not just play. Pretending is imagined possibility. Pretending, or acting, is a very valuable life skill and we do it all the time.     

Meryl Streep

Guard your good mood.     

Meryl Streep

You could make a case that, along with the technological revolution, the most provocative upending destabilizing thrilling change in the course of human history is that we’re finally in it. … We're here now, women are in the world, and we will not be bullied.     

Meryl Streep

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

Meryl Streep

I don't know what they have done to pot in the last thirty years, but it rocks!      

Meryl Streep

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

Meryl Streep

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

Meryl Streep

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

Meryl Streep

Being a role model...is equal parts being who you actually are and what people hope you will be     

Meryl Streep