Meryl Streep Quotes

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Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.

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It's the great gift of human beings that we have this power of empathy.  We can all feel like Elliott when E.T. died.  We can all cry for each other. We can all sense a mysterious connection to each other. And that's good.
— Meryl Streep Life

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Acting is being susceptible to what is around you, and it's letting it all come in.  Acting is a clearing away of everything except what you want and need—and it's wonderful in that way.  And when it's right, you're lost in the moment.

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