Quotes from Meryl Streep movies and TV shows

Susan Orlean: Can I ask you a personal question?
John Laroche: Look, we're not lost.

Susan Orlean: Aww, I wish I were an ant. Awww, they're so shiny.
John Laroche: You're shinier than any ant darlin'.
Susan Orlean: That's the sweetest thing anybody has ever said to me.
John Laroche: Welp, I like ya', that's why.

John Laroche: Who's gonna play me?
Susan Orlean: Well, I've gotta write the book first, John. Then, you know, they get somebody to write the screenplay.
John Laroche: Hey, I think I should play me.

Susan Orlean: I suppose I do have one unembarrassed passion. I want to know what it feels like to care about something passionately.

Susan Orlean: There are too many ideas and things and people. Too many directions to go. I was starting to believe the reason it matters to care passionately about something, is that it whittles the world down to a more manageable size.

Susan Orlean: It's over. Everything's over. I did everything wrong. I want my life back. I want it back before everything got fucked up. I want to be a baby again. I want to be new. I want to be NEW.

John Laroche: Then one morning, I woke up and said, "Fuck fish." I renounce fish, I will never set foot in that ocean again. That's how much "fuck fish." That was 17 years ago and I have never stuck so much as a toe in that ocean. And I love the ocean.
Susan Orlean: But why?
John Laroche: Done with fish.

Susan Orlean: You FAT piece of shit. He's dead.
Charlie Kaufman: Shut up.
Susan Orlean: You loser. You've ruined my life, you FAT fuck.
Charlie Kaufman: Fuck you lady. You're just a lonely, old, desperate, pathetic drug addict.

More Adaptation quotes

Barbara Weston: It's the pills talking.
Violet Weston: Pills can't talk!

Violet Weston: I'm a drug addict. I love drug.

More August: Osage County quotes

Jacob Ryan: That's juts a bunch of sentimental bullshit.
Carolyn Ryan: Wait, sentimental bullshit.
Jacob Ryan: Yeah everyone's parents say that.
Carolyn Ryan: Oh really, and do everyone's parent destroy evidence and lie... to the police?

More Before and After quotes

Madeline Ashton: Ernest! You pushed me down the stairs.

Madeline Ashton: Wrinkled, wrinkled little star... hope they never see the scars.

Madeline Ashton: Ernest... my ass! I can see MY ASS.

Madeline Ashton: Oh, for Christ's sake, at least lie quickly.
Dakota: I'm trying to.

More Death Becomes Her quotes

Andy Sachs: What if I don't want this?
Miranda Priestly: Oh, don't be silly - everyone wants this. Everyone wants to be us.

Miranda Priestly: I need 10 or 15 skirts from Calvin Klein.
Andy Sachs: What kind of skirts?
Miranda Priestly: ...please bore someone else with your... questions.

Miranda Priestly: ...You have no sense of fashion.
Andy Sachs: I think that depends on.
Miranda Priestly: No, no, that wasn't a question.

Miranda Priestly: By all means move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me.

Andy Sachs: I thought only the first assistant went to the benefit.
Miranda Priestly: Only when the first assistant hasn't decided to become an incubus of viral plague.

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