It isn't Meryl Streep at all -

"I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience"

- Meryl Streep

A kind reader has pointed out that Ms. Streep did not, in fact, say this.
Please note.


Wendy said…
alice c said…
That's setting the bar high.
blackbird said…
- and I don't like there's that.
As I get older I also find myself tuning out what I consider "nonsense." Let's call it a sign of maturity!
Scot said…
I don't know how many times, in just the last few months, I have heard myself say, "I'm too old for this shit!" I understand why she says she reached a point in her life where she doesn't not want to waste more time with what displeases her or hurts her. I just keep wondering when the "old enough to know better" adage kicks in.
Paola said…
I'd read this before. I guess she can say (and have it published) whatever she wants because she is Merylfreakingstreep.
I can just mutter it between my grinding teeth.
Crazy Mom! said…
I say - you go, Meryl.
Anonymous said…
She sounds sort of rigid. :)

Anonymous said…

Sorry, this is what I do for a living. Love you anyway, and love the quote.
L.P. said…
I kind of figured she didn't say this. It just didn't sound like her from previous interviews I've read, so glad you set the record straight.

There are so many "quotes" going around that are incorrectly attributed I'm never sure who says what any more. A perfect example is one of my favorite essays by blogger Erink Mckean ("You Don't Have to Be Pretty"). She posted it with a photo of Diana Vreeland, and guess what? Pinterest morphed it into a Vreeland quote.

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