The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

What does it take to be the first female anything? It takes grit, and it takes grace.

People at agencies and studios, including the parent boards, might look around the table at the decision-making level and feel something is wrong if half their participants are not women. Because our tastes are different, what we value is different. Not better, different.

I have a very good life - I'm lucky enough not to be deprived.

Don't give up or give in in the face of patronising ridicule, amused disdain, or being ignored.

Integrate what you believe into every single area of your life.

The reason I chose the movies that I did was based on where they were being filmed.

I think I'm not a natural performer; I think I'm an actor.

Leave me to the thing I love. I love acting. But being called 'the greatest living actress' - a designation not even my mother would sanction - is the opposite of good or valuable or useful. It is a curse for a working actor.

I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.

You can't strategize falling in love, can you? It's never worked. People love you the most and set you up, and it doesn't work because you can't predict these things. You fall in love serially.

Nobody can swashbuckle a quick-witted riposte like Emma Thompson. She's a writer, a real writer, and she has a relish for the well-chosen word.

I'm really interested in the collaborative thing. It's what makes it scary because you never know what it's going to end up like. But you hope. You put yourself in the hands of the best people you can find, and you're completely dependent on the kindness of strangers and their commitment. It's like this mutual delusion.

I had this sort of idolatry for certain actors who preceded me, people who inspired me, so I'm honored to be that way for young actors.

I am a humanist. I am for nice, easy balance.