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“I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.”
“You're leaving college now, and going out into real life. And you have to realize that real life is not like college. Real Life is actually a lot more like high school.”
“We are the choices we have made.”
“Acting is being susceptible to what is around you, and it's letting it all come in. Acting is a clearing away of everything except what you want and need — and it's wonderful in that way. And when it's right, you're lost in the moment.”
“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.”
“The key to every actor is deep, deep insecurity.”
“It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician.”
“Work itself is the reward. If I choose challenging work it will pay me back with interest. At least I'll be interested even if nobody else is. And this attempt for excellence is what sustains the most well lived and satisfying, successful lives.”
“You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.”
Meryl Streep, U.S. actor, Academy Award winner