You can't suppress the things that make us human. It's pointless to try.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

I need to go where people are serious about acting.

Every single decision I make about what material I do, what I'm putting out in the world, is because of my children.

I remember, as I was hovering around 40, I thought each movie would be my last, really.

The work will stand, no matter what.

Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.

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

I think we all think we sound really good in the shower, where there's that nice reverb, and the water's drowning you out, and there is some liberation in the freedom of being totally alone and really going for it.

I have a holistic need to work and to have huge ties of love in my life. I can't imagine eschewing one for the other.

My job is usually to express emotion as freely as possible.

I have a very busy life, and not many people who have a career and four kids go out a lot to the movies.

All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today, in any scene.

It is well that the earth is round that we do not see too far ahead.

I don't know very much about, honestly, about the Middle East, and yet I've played a lot of different people from a lot of different cultures. The thing that I notice is that we're all - there is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture. And, after all, we're all from Africa originally.

The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor, but it's a completely random process.