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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Not Meryl Streep’s Quote: “I no longer have patience for certain things…" - José Micard Teixeira Quote

You know that fantastic, hugely inspiring quote by Meryl Streep on how she no longer tolerates certain things, accompanied with a serious looking shot of Meryl, which has been shared a gazillion times on social media? Yep, not Meryl's words (read on for who actually said them; but first, those powerful words:

“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.”

And the actual quote usually looks like this:



Well, the person who actually DID say it?

This man.

A Portuguese life coach/self-help guru by the name of José Micard Teixeira. Teixeira took to Facebook (see his actual post below) on 2 September 2014 to ask readers to spread the word about the misattribution of the quote. Here it is:

E a saga continua.....
O meu texto já é publicado em revistas americanas como sendo da actriz frown emoticon
Vou pedir-vos que me ajudem a repor a verdade.
Entrem nesta revista (o meu post é o primeiro) e esclareçam quem é o autor.
Muitos podemos fazer a diferença !!!! Eu já lá escrevi !!
Obrigado a todos smile emoticon !!!!!
And the saga continues.....
My text is already published in magazines as being of american actress:(
I am going to ask you to help me to re - establish the truth.
Enter this magazine ( my post is the first ) and clarifying who is the author.
Many we can make a difference!!!! I have already there i wrote!!
Thank you everyone:)!!!!!
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‪#‎Update‬ and ‪#‎Correction‬: We were misinformed that Meryl Streep was originator of text (just words she lives by). The actual writer of text was written and published by the great Portuguese Author, José Micard Teixeira! This was no disrespect to Mr. Teixeira. We will make sure we're on top of our post and verification in the future.Here's José Micard Teixeira Facebook Page: http://on.fb.me/1qlzGOO.
I NO LONGER... (THIS IS A POWERFUL READ! Tag/Share someone who needs to read this.)
“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.”
- José Micard Teixeira (words Meryl Streep live by)

And there you have it, folks.

Not Meryl after all. But still, the words are as powerful as ever.

A fan of his even made up a whole new quote for him:




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