Actress Meryl Streep poses for a photo with members of Barnard College's class of 2010.

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"Women, I feel I can say this authoritatively, especially at Barnard [an all-women's college] where they can't hear us, ... women are better at acting than men. Why? Because we have to be. ... Pretending is not just play. Pretending is imagined possibility. Pretending or acting is a very valuable life skill, and we all do it. All the time, we don't want to be caught doing it, but nevertheless it's part of the adaptations of our species. We change who we are to fit the exigencies of our time, and not just strategically, or to our own advantage, sometimes sympathetically, without our even knowing it for the betterment of the whole group."

— Meryl Streep
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