I've learned that every working mom is a superwoman.— Uma Thurman
The most bashful Uma Thurman quotes that will inspire your inner self
Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It's extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.
I still love the people I’ve loved, even if I cross the street to avoid them.
Tall, sandy blonde, with sort of blue eyes, skinny in places, fat in others. An average gal.
I would love to do something like Austin Powers to show off my comic timing.
Thats when you know youve found somebody special.
When you can just shut the f**k up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.
I was an escapee of childhood. I always wanted to grow up.
It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet.
It's taken me a long time to learn to accept the risks and just be willing to try it over and over again.
I never ever slept again after my first pregnancy.
Daring to me is having courage; it's a daily meditation to take breath and find strength.
I do think that what's wonderful in life is that we gain perspective as we take on different roles that are mind and heart opening.
Desperation is the perfume of the young actor.
It's so satisfying to have gotten rid of it. If you keep smelling it, it can drive you crazy. In this business a lot of people go nuts, go eccentric, even end up dead from it. Not my plan.
One feels so despairing on some levels about what's going on in our culture, in regards to things like gender inequality. But there is progress. There is enhanced empathy and respect for others, we are fighting the tide, even though it seems like a tug of war sometimes.
I think everybody has a hard time connecting, but as you get older and you want more and you expect more and you know more, it's just different. If you start wanting too much from it without it naturally unfolding, then that makes it bad. If you start not wanting anything, then you are not serious. I mean it's just this conundrum of issues.
Motherhood definitely took the focus off of my work.
And I didn't mind. I had a few panics when I thought that if I wanted to work I couldn't get a job anymore and then I would get one once in a while and it would make me feel better.
I'm lucky to have been raised in the most beautiful place - Amherst, Massachusetts, state of my heart. I'm more patriotic to Massachusetts than to almost any place.
Buddhism has had a major effect on who I am and how I think about the world.
What I have learned is that I like all religions, but only parts of them.
To be with a man who hasn't tried every line, who hasn't broken up with a woman every which way you can break up with them, is kind of nice.
I think actresses are imagined to be these subjects of great vanity.
Life is change; physicality changes. It's transient, and that's a beautiful and a painful thing.
But I think it is always difficult to have high expectations of yourself or anyone else.
More than just romantic comedy, I like romances: drama romance, romance comedy, comedy romance. I also go to the movies to escape. There are times when you go to learn, when you go to be moved, you go to be transported, and there are really times when you go to escape. And I personally escape more happily into a romance than I do violent movies.
So, you know, parenting is a very intimate and amazing experience and one of the best experiences of my life.
I was not particularly bright, I wasn't very athletic, I was a little too tall, odd, funny looking, I was just really weird as a kid.
I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced that my looks were hideous. Adolescence is painful for everyone, I know, but mine was plain weird.
There are so many ebbs and flows in life, but when you're raising small children, your family means everything.
You know what daring really is to me? It's maybe much more simple: the willingness to get up and try it again. It's not about whether or not you fall down, it's how you get back up. And I've taken quite a few tumbles, myself.
Fun wouldn't be the right word... it was the most difficult, challenging, physical, extraordinary stretch I've ever had to make, in all those wild regards.
The argument about marriage equality will one day seem as arcane and shocking to us as the fact that Rosa Parks had to get up and go to the back of the bus.
I'm very happy at home. I love to just hang out with my daughter, I love to work in my garden. I'm not a gaping hole of need.
Modeling is basically 'Buy more stuff! Don't you want some more stuff? It will make you look ten years younger and men will like you!' If I'd wanted to be a salesperson, I would have got a job selling.
It was brief, swift, and then it was done.
It was a professional job. I needed to be kissed, and I was kissed.
I'm an actress and mom, and I probably don't have enough of an active spiritual life. And I don't know why people run around calling themselves by the names of religions when they don't actually practise them.
I used to be more paranoid and stressed, constantly worrying about my Plan B.
But the truth is I don't have one.
When I was first going through my separation, someone said to me, 'It will take you half as long as you were in the relationship before you'll feel better.' And I wanted to knock them out cold across the table. Because, of course, I was in agony. And the last thing I wanted to think was that I was going to stay that way for a long time.
My washing machine overwhelms me with its options and its sophistication.
Reading recent history is good to humble yourself, and also to feel some hopefulness that there is progress.
When asked if I consider myself Buddhist, the answer is, Not really.
But it's more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don't practice or preach it, however.
But I had a very traditional background as well. My parents are neat people.
Three tomatoes are walking down the street-a poppa tomato, a mamma tomato, and a little baby tomato. Baby tomato starts lagging behind. Poppa tomato gets angry, goes over to the baby tomato, and smooshes him and says, Catch up.
I wanted to seem completely invisible but whenever you're saying someone else's words and relaying the story of someone else's life, it's not you.
That's the wonderful thing about drama and writing and fiction: it's this wonderful shared experience that we all have. We can see into each other's lives.
Boredom is a great motivator.
I don't think it takes a brain surgeon to understand how to read a story.
We never left a set until we'd trashed it.
Life sweeps you up. Some people resist a lot. I probably haven't resisted very much.
I guess somehow I got a reputation of being able to dance.
I grew up in a mostly Buddhist environment.
I love comedy. I don't approach it any different. I'm not a comedian. I'm not a stand-up. I just do it like a part and personally, I love to watch comedies. If you don't get to do what you like to watch you get frustrated.
It's an interesting thing to be in your forties and evaluate success and take ownership of some disasters and some pain and try to forgive a little bit - yourself and others.