Here are a few of our favorite movie quotes from Meryl Streep.
Corrine Whitman: (Rendition): "Honey, this is nasty business. There are upwards of 7,000 people in central London alive tonight, because of information that we elicited just this way. So maybe you can put your head on your pillow and feel proud for saving one man while 7,000 perish, but I got grandkids in London, so I'm glad I'm doing this job... and you're not."
Miranda Priestly: (The Devil Wears Prada): "This... 'stuff'? Oh... ok. I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don't know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis, it's actually cerulean. You're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar De La Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St Laurent, wasn't it, who showed cerulean military jackets? And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of 8 different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic casual corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of stuff."
Clarissa Vaughn: (The Hours): "That is what we do. That is what people do. They stay alive for each other."
Susan Orlean: (Adaptation): "What I came to understand is that change is not a choice. Not for a species of plant, and not for me."
Kate Gulden: (One True Thing): "It's so much easier to be happy. It's so much easier to choose to love the things that you have, instead of always yearning for what you're missing, or what it is that you're imagining you're missing. It is so much more peaceful."
Francesca (The Bridges of Madison County): "And in that moment, everything I knew to be true about myself up until then was gone. I was acting like another woman, yet I was more myself than ever before."
Sophie Zawistowska (Sophie's Choice): "This ridiculous language - there's too many words."
Mary Fisher (She-Devil): "A stimulated accountant sounds very interesting."
Rachel (Heartburn): "You probably think it very bourgeois to cook for someone on the first date."
Karen Silkwood (Silkwood): "It says here that plutonium gives you cancer."