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A collection of uplifting quotes and sayings by Sandra Bullock on life, love, karma, happiness, time, mistakes, family etc.

312 Uplifting Quotes By Sandra Bullock That Will Fill You With Positivity

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Since the beginning of her career, Sandra Bullock has been dubbed by the media as the ‘American Sweetheart’ for her friendly and unpretentious nature. Over the years, her reputation has kept on increasing and she has been referred in the annual TIME 100 list as one of the "Most Influential People in the World”. A successful actress and producer and a reputed philanthropist, she had to face great challenges both in her personal and professional life. In her talks and interviews, she has not only talked about her feelings and ideas on various matters; but has also provided advice on how to become self confident and be successful. Let us take a look at some uplifting quotes by Sandra Bullock on life, love, karma, happiness, time, etc. 

I feel a huge responsibility to anyone who's younger than me, in helping them take the road less traveled, or finding no road at all and blazing a new trail.

- Sandra Bullock

There's no magic numbers in birthdays in my life, there are no milestones, there's no event. Every birthday has to be celebrated to its fullest, even if it's with one person or with 20.

- Sandra Bullock

We don't have to pretend to be something that we're not.

- Sandra Bullock

I've never had good fortune with sequels. Everyone says this time is going to be better. And then I've done them and they've just been not - they weren't better.

- Sandra Bullock

I do believe in choice, the freedom of choice and carving out your own happiness.

- Sandra Bullock

It's the rare happening when actors get together and you have chemistry, connection, just something that works, that's bigger than what's on the page.

- Sandra Bullock

I admire actresses who are good to women. I don't like the ones who just don't like women. You can feel it. They're degrading themselves.

- Sandra Bullock

I'm like the queen of planning and scheduling and I'm trying very hard to stop it. I just want to finish what I'm doing and go home. I want to have a weekend. I want to have breakfast, a stack of pancakes.

- Sandra Bullock

I'm a huge lover of going to the theater and having that experience of people in the room. Any time you go to an experience like this, you hear it in a different way because sound systems are different.

- Sandra Bullock

I realized that being an actor was something I never owned up to, in a weird way. I would be a hostess or a waitress or a house restorer before I would consider myself an actor, because I never thought I was good enough.

- Sandra Bullock

We don't trust anyone who does anything nice. That's just the sad world we live in.

- Sandra Bullock

It's such a joy to be able to play someone who is angry. It's a joy and a relief. Having to be nice all the time is exhausting and boring.

- Sandra Bullock

I rely on music heavily, just in life and in my work.

- Sandra Bullock

I'm very musically inclined. My parents were opera singers. As a young child, I could hear operas and I knew if they were sad, or if they reminded me of something, or they brought back a memory.

- Sandra Bullock

You hear sounds and orchestration, it's ... the fastest way, I think, to your emotions, even if you don't understand the language of the song.

- Sandra Bullock

You don't have to give birth to someone to have a family. We're all family - an extended family.

- Sandra Bullock

I realize that once I stopped fighting the technical process of how to move my body, I made it choreography.

- Sandra Bullock

I still love being creative. I still love the aspects of working together with great, talented people. But it's a weird dichotomy; I'm being blessed with more opportunities, but I'm going to be taking less of them.

- Sandra Bullock

I don't need any more stories. I have enough stories. I need a life.

- Sandra Bullock

I've always wanted to do a female buddy film, the kind the guys get to do.

- Sandra Bullock

The Hollywood I know has allowed me the opportunity after opportunity to keep doing new things and not send me out to pasture. I don't want to go to pasture. It's cold. I'm allergic to grass. And the cows are mean.

- Sandra Bullock

Sure, I've done movies in which I was embarrassed by my performance, or might not have cared for a co-star. Then I'd have to tell lies, like, 'Oh, we love each other; everything was perfect!'

- Sandra Bullock

I can't selfishly take journeys anymore because I have to take a little boy along with me.

- Sandra Bullock

I don't think we are the only planet that has life.

- Sandra Bullock

I'll do anything for free stuff.

- Sandra Bullock

I've never been a blind romantic.

- Sandra Bullock

Lemons clean everything. It's the greatest disinfectant.

- Sandra Bullock

Crushes are wonderful-they make you feel like you're two years old, and you say the stupidest things.

- Sandra Bullock

It's nice we work in a place where you're allowed to keep coming back to have new experiences together.

- Sandra Bullock

Ironing is comfort. It's control. I'm a nutty person who likes to make sure everything is in its place.

- Sandra Bullock

I know when I'm getting ready to mess up, I'm going to do it full-on.

- Sandra Bullock

You grow up and share life experiences. That's one of the best parts of this business. You share how you're mellowing out and your new sense of self.

- Sandra Bullock

I've done all my tricks. I'm tired of myself.

- Sandra Bullock

I got away from comedy because it wasn't being done in the way that I loved and the way that I could do it. It made me sad because I felt like it wasn't appreciated and no one was writing it so, 'I'll abandon it.

- Sandra Bullock

I love good romantic comedies. There just aren't a lot of them. But, I love comedies, and I'll never stop doing them.

- Sandra Bullock

Ryan Reynolds and I can be doing a scene facing the camera and somehow our back and forth and our rhythm, we know when to stop and when to volley, when to make the sound. It's like music.

- Sandra Bullock

I was a little worried that the familiarity would be a little weird, but I think for me everything is musical in my life. For me, timing is a rhythm.

- Sandra Bullock

I keep saying, 'Don't change. Be who you are,' but society is really strong in their opinions.

- Sandra Bullock

All the knowledge that I have doesn't necessarily make me brilliant, but I love acquiring knowledge and then sharing it with everybody else.

- Sandra Bullock

I mean, yeah, Anne Fletcher was a choreographer, but she was born to be a director. You need to have the ability to figure out people's rhythms. It all starts from the script.

- Sandra Bullock

I'm difficult on every single level. I'm aware that I can be annoying.

- Sandra Bullock

I go to bed wearing a very baggy one-piece cheetah suit, just because it makes my son laugh. My sexy lingerie has been locked in a drawer for a while.

- Sandra Bullock

I don't like to fly. I've never been a good flyer. I have a lot of friends that have permanent nail marks in their arms... The moaning that comes from me when there is turbulence. It's awkward for everyone around.

- Sandra Bullock

Anything sweet, really sweet, that I have was nothing that I planned.

- Sandra Bullock

Women should do a lot more fighting. I don't think it's fair that we can't get into a good fight.

- Sandra Bullock

I don't like guys who will lie down and take it. I want someone who'll fight back. I like people who can argue well.

- Sandra Bullock

There's something sexy about a gut. Not a 400-pound beer gut, but a little paunch. I love that.

- Sandra Bullock

I'm not a fan of reality shows, but I am a fan of people who use their brains and skills and hard work to outsmart people, not to steal someone's man or get drunk on TV.

- Sandra Bullock

There's so many different ways to cheat. People think infidelity is the way to cheat. I think it's sometimes far worse to emotionally cheat on somebody.

- Sandra Bullock

I'm simply the mom who makes the lunch, drives to school, finds where the toys are, washes the clothes, and I'm here to play. And that's all I should be.

- Sandra Bullock

I've been in enough films where the studio wanted that extra little cuteness to make it sellable.

- Sandra Bullock

I didn't have a teenage or early-20s experience that was free and without worry. I missed the screw-everything, have-a-good-time phase.

- Sandra Bullock

I hate the term 'rom-com.'

- Sandra Bullock

I don't know if I always want to be in front of the camera. I love producing, I love the camaraderie. I love the adventures. I love the stress.

- Sandra Bullock

I don't want to be seen as the kind of person who does things and then expects publicity in return.

- Sandra Bullock

I've lived next door to people all my life. I don't know how cute they think I am.

- Sandra Bullock

I don't understand why there needs to be a love interest to make women go see a film. I think society sort of makes us feel that way - that if you don't have a guy, you're worthless.

- Sandra Bullock

You can't really dance properly to James Brown. If you dance to James Brown, you look like an idiot. There's a lot of jerking.

- Sandra Bullock

I've learned that success comes in a very prickly package. Whether you choose to accept it or not is up to you.

- Sandra Bullock

I like lists, I'm controlling, I like order. I'm difficult on every level.

- Sandra Bullock

Y'know, every relationship is different. There are good marriages, bad marriages, connected partners, unconnected partners.

- Sandra Bullock

There weren't roles for females in comedies for a really long time.

- Sandra Bullock

If you can't categorize a film for a studio, it's really difficult for them to wrap their heads around it and give you the money.

- Sandra Bullock

I don't want an opportunity to go missing because of my lack of organization.

- Sandra Bullock

Nothing makes me happier than dancing. It transforms me. It's the only time I let out what is inside and I feel completely sensual and sexy and alive.

- Sandra Bullock

It's sad when you say a $30 million film is an inexpensive film, but it is.

- Sandra Bullock

Go find your joy. It's what you're going to remember in the end.

- Sandra Bullock

On the Hugh Grant romance rumours: We're not dating and I'm not pregnant. We have not kissed or touched. We have not fought and broken up.

- Sandra Bullock

I can't cry on demand. I need to feel what I'm feeling. I can't just say, 'Give me a moment' and then cry.

- Sandra Bullock

Now, I love men, but I don't need to always be talking about them.

- Sandra Bullock

Actually, they [ Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump] are doing pretty well on their own. They don't need my character to step in.

- Sandra Bullock

I think a lot of actors, comedians, musicians, artists are drawn to this world, because you're allowed to excavate whatever it is that you're struggling with, and hopefully turn it into art.

- Sandra Bullock

My mother was ahead of her time as a woman.

- Sandra Bullock

I never realized that as a woman I would be looked at as less than until I was pretty deep in this business and realized, 'Oh my God. I'm being treated this way because I'm female.

- Sandra Bullock

The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren't trying.

- Sandra Bullock

I was raised in Washington, DC in a household where one parent was a Republican and the other was a Democrat, so I got both sides.

- Sandra Bullock

I don't ever want to come home saying, 'I should have spoken my mind. I shouldn't have let someone say something that I didn't feel was right.'

- Sandra Bullock

I'm a good actress. That's why you know me as likable.

- Sandra Bullock

Yeah, I'm nervous. I'm wearing heels in public for crying out loud.

- Sandra Bullock

I love people in elements that they're not used to.

- Sandra Bullock

The costume designer designing clothes that helped the comedy in The Proposal, that sold the character. Each and every detail was so perfectly thought of, what wouldn't be here? That's a lost art.

- Sandra Bullock

People who do comedy really are the nastiest people on the planet.

- Sandra Bullock

People order clothes out of a catalogue, put it on an actor and everything is generic.

- Sandra Bullock

I don't want to be seen as the kind of person who does things and then expects publicity in return. I look at it as, I happen to have the means, I have the energy and I have the passion to do what I want to do.

- Sandra Bullock

I really am thankful that I got to do The Proposal movie the right way with people who taught me how to do comedy better.

- Sandra Bullock

I love humor. I always will fall back on humor. That's something that I think you can't ever get enough of and, if it's done well, it's great. When it's bad, it's horrible.

- Sandra Bullock

You don't. It doesn't work. One day, you wake up, and you've learned how to store it, and you go to another part of the heart.

- Sandra Bullock

Did I really earn this, or did I just wear you all down?

- Sandra Bullock

Motherhood is beautiful. Everything [my son] does makes me so happy.

- Sandra Bullock

There is something sexy about a computer nerd.

- Sandra Bullock

I'm just having fun. And giving a sort of second shot at childhood and life - and I need to be present to do it.

- Sandra Bullock

I don't want to not enjoy where I am at this very moment. So, every time I plan something the exact opposite happens. I hope that I'm always satisfied and content like I am right at this very moment.

- Sandra Bullock

If you don't have kids and animals, you don't truly know what life is about.

- Sandra Bullock

I was actually looking at comedies and wondered, 'Why is every comedy for a women a romantic one? I was so done! Then I said, 'Could I look at every script Jim Carrey rejected?' It didn't center around me getting a man.

- Sandra Bullock

I don't understand women who try to be glamour queens.

- Sandra Bullock

It's such a joy to be able to play someone who is angry. It's a joy and a relief.

- Sandra Bullock

I now know that anything sweet, really sweet, that I have was nothing that I planned. If you don't have kids and animals, you don't truly know what real life is about.

- Sandra Bullock

Not everything has to be immediate.

- Sandra Bullock

I have friends and family that are filled with massive amounts of integrity. And it shouldn't be an oddity.

- Sandra Bullock

Does age matter? Time doesn't matter.

- Sandra Bullock