"I didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Meryl Streep on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Meryl Streep on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Meryl Streep on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Meryl Streep on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Meryl Streep on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"America doesn't reward people of my age, either in day-to-day life or for their performances."
"The more you are in this business, the more humbled by it you become."
"Show business has been really, really good to me because I can work and take a lot of time off, and I'm extremely undisciplined person."
"All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today, in any scene."
"My family really does come first. It always did and always will."