Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I LOVE this quote!

“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


Anonymous said...

I believe that this quote was actually made by José Micard Teixeira, an authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is often mistakenly attributed to Meryl Streep. Having said that I can't really offer a credible reference to support what I'm saying. But it's still a great quote anyway. :)

Desert Girl said...

Anonymous 12:28 - Does it matter? :)

Anonymous said...

No, it doesn't. It's a beautiful piece of prose and a brilliant composition, no matter who said it. :) Thanks for reminding me about it.