This Meryl Streep Quote Gets Added to the List of Things I Would Consider Tattooing On My Forehead

by Andreas Tai (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

by Andreas Tai (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

The following quote is widely attributed to Meryl Streep, but no one ever provides context or a link to a legitimate source along with the quote, so who knows. I'm crushing on Meryl, anyway, if this is indeed Meryl, and, if it's not Meryl, then I'm crushing on whoever put these great words in her mouth:

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.

Do you think I could fit all of this into a tattoo on my forehead, or will I have to reserve some cheek space for it, too?

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Grace in Small Things No. 541

  1. The complexity of flower petals continues to amaze me.
  2. We washed our heavier comforter and put it on the bed now that the evenings are getting colder, which means I can enjoy the weight of cozy blankets again.
  3. Robitussin One is a godsend.
  4. I was able to visit dear old friends in another city earlier last week, and it sets something aright inside me every time I do.
  5. The amount of good will and friendship I find online continues to outweigh the bad, and I am truly thankful for the communities I have found.

Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in Grace in Small Things.

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