"The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Meryl Streep on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Meryl Streep on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Meryl Streep on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Meryl Streep on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Meryl Streep on Winston Churchill
"America doesn't reward people of my age, either in day-to-day life or for their performances."
"I didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do."
"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."