"The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Meryl Streep on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Meryl Streep on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Meryl Streep on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Meryl Streep on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Meryl Streep on Booker T. Washington
"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."