25 Quotes By Sandra Bullock About Success And Being Happy

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Sandra Bullock, known for her roles in Speed, Miss Congeniality, The Proposal, and Gravity, has been married to her husband, Bryan Randall, a former model and photographer, since 2015.

She has received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Drama and the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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According to an article from Vanity Fair in 2019, Sandra Bullock turned down the lead role in The Matrix, which would have put her as the star instead of, Keanu Reeves. “We went to Sandy Bullock and said ‘We’ll change Neo to a girl.’" explained producer Joel Silver, "We sent her the script to see if she was interested in it. And if she was interested in it we would try to make the change." But Bullock turned down the role.

As a mother of two, Sandra Bullock accepted the MTV Movie and TV Awards for best-frightened performance for Bird Box, and explained how much family means to her. "There are hundreds of thousands of children that are ready to be your child," she told the crowd, clarifying why she decided to adopt her two children, Louis and Laila. "You're a forever parent the minute you accept the love of that child."

Even as a prominent actress, Bullock still faces the same fears every mom does — even on an overwhelming level. She wonders whether or not she is doing the right thing or if she is explaining something on their level, so she reminds her children every day, "no matter what, you are my first thought in the morning, you are my last thought at night. I was put on this earth to protect you, you are my world, I love you so much, and I will move mountains to make sure that you are safe."

Here are 25 inspirational Sandra Bullock Quotes about success, family and what it means to be happy with your life.

1. Love yourself, flaws and all.

"I've made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them." Sandra Bullock

2. We all deserve love.

"There's no race, no religion, no class system, no color - nothing - no sexual orientation, that makes us better than anyone else. We're all deserving of love." Sandra Bullock

3. Karma is gonna get you, girl!

"I'm a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it's bad or good."Sandra Bullock

4. We make our own decisions.

"I've made mistakes, and I know why I made them, but I made that choice. Nobody's ever made a choice for me."Sandra Bullock

5. We live in such a sad, sad world.

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

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6. Keep learning.

"Always choose people that are better than you. Always choose people that challenge you and are smarter than you. Always be the student." Sandra Bullock

7. Dance, Dance! It's your Revolution.

"The rule is you have to dance a little bit in the morning before you leave the house because it changes the way you walk out into the world." Sandra Bullock

8. You are beautiful.

"Your Imperfections are what make you beautiful." Sandra Bullock

9. Everyone has been there.

"I've been on the floor and I've been heartbroken. I didn't know how I was going to stand up. But I just gave it time."Sandra Bullock

10. Love yourself.

"You have all the things you need to be beautiful ... When you learn to appreciate and love everything in you, that's when you'll be most beautiful."Sandra Bullock

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11. Enjoy the good times.

"Life is a series of disastrous moments. In between those moments, that's when you savor, savor, savor."Sandra Bullock

12. Make it count.

"Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad but it's the middle that counts."Sandra Bullock

13. Anyone can be a part of your family.

"You don't have to give birth to someone to have a family. We're all family — an extended family." Sandra Bullock

14. Don't try too hard.

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

15. Be true to yourself.

"My goal now is to remember every place I've been, only do things I love, and not say yes when I don't mean it."Sandra Bullock

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16. Don't let others make you fail.

"Stop worrying so much ... It is noisy out there, and for some reason people want to see you fail, but that is not your problem, that is their problem." Sandra Bullock

17. We always need a hug.

"When someone who cares about you hugs you? Hug them back with two arms. When you hug with two arms, it allows you to lean on somebody, and we always need someone to lean on."Sandra Bullock

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18. Marriage is what brings us together today.

"I truly respect the institution of marriage, but I am not going to get married just to be a normal woman."Sandra Bullock

19. Spread a little (Miss) Congeniality around.

"People care about people who care about themselves."Sandra Bullock

20. Poke the porcupine.

"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

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21. Don't be fake.

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

22. Never fear failure, it only makes you stronger.

"I was afraid of being a failure, of not having the best time or of being chicken. But every year I get older I think, 'what was I fearing last year?' You forget. And then you move on."Sandra Bullock

23. Follow your heart.

"Falling in love - you should go with it, regardless of whether or not your heart gets smashed. You'll be a better person." Sandra Bullock

24. Crushes make you all giggly.

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

25. Be who you are.

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

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Emily Francos is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.