57 Uma Thurman Quotes from the American Actress

Uma Thurman is a famous American actress, producer and fashion model.

She started modeling at 15 making it onto British Vogue’s cover twice.

Thurman debuted in film in 1987 and became famous with “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988) and “Pulp Fiction” (1994) earning Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.

Uma Thurman Quotes

She won a Golden Globe for “Hysterical Blindness” (2002) and shined in the “Kill Bill” series.

Thurman married actors Gary Oldman (1990-92) and Ethan Hawke (1998-2005) having two children with Hawke.

She also had a daughter with financier Arpad Busson.

I have listed below some of the greatest quotes by Uma Thurman.

Top 10 Uma Thurman Quotes


Boredom is a great motivator. ~ Uma Thurman.


I’d like to classify my life as a romantic comedy. Unfortunately I feel it’s probably more like a TV reality show. ~ Uma Thurman.


Tall, sandy blonde, with sort of blue eyes, skinny in places, fat in others. An average gal. ~ Uma Thurman.


My washing machine overwhelms me with its options and its sophistication. ~ Uma Thurman.


I would love to do something like Austin Powers to show off my comic timing. ~ Uma Thurman.


We never left a set until we’d trashed it. ~ Uma Thurman.


And I haven’t read a lot of blogs but if someone writes about what they care about I’m sure it’s interesting. ~ Uma Thurman.


Daring to me is having courage; it’s a daily meditation to take breath and find strength. ~ Uma Thurman.


I guess somehow I got a reputation of being able to dance. ~ Uma Thurman.


I used to be more paranoid and stressed, constantly worrying about my Plan B. But the truth is I don’t have one. ~ Uma Thurman.

Famous Uma Thurman Quotes


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. ~ Uma Thurman.

And also I think particularly as a female, you’re taught to be defensive your whole life. You’re taught not to be aggressive. ~ Uma Thurman.

If you’re not ready to be in a relationship, going out with someone much younger than you is probably a great idea, because you both can have a decent experience and hopefully nobody will end up feeling cheated when it ends. ~ Uma Thurman.


It is technically a failure when you don’t try. ~ Uma Thurman.

It’s taken me a long time to learn to accept the risks and just be willing to try it over and over again. ~ Uma Thurman.

I love and adore being a mother. It’s the greatest gift I’ve ever been given. ~ Uma Thurman.

I don’t think it takes a brain surgeon to understand how to read a story. ~ Uma Thurman.

I don’t think it takes a brain surgeon to understand how to read a story. ~ Uma Thurman.

I guess I’m lucky to have been blindsided. I’m lucky to have gotten into fistfights, in a way. I’m lucky I learned how to stop them. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.

It’s hard sometimes if you think a character should look a certain way and you’re being pushed to do it differently. I’ve had fights over that. That’s why it’s so important that you work with good people. ~ Uma Thurman.


Nobody seemed to have any perspective any longer. Those were low points. But we got through it. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.

Best Uma Thurman Quotes


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. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.

I certainly know I have been blessed with much more empathy than I ever knew I would feel for other people. ~ Uma Thurman.


Most films these days are men’s stories. Women are for add-on romance. That’s very hard. ~ Uma Thurman.

It was brief, swift, and then it was done. It was a professional job. I needed to be kissed, and I was kissed. ~ Uma Thurman.


I grew up in a mostly Buddhist environment. ~ Uma Thurman.

Popular Uma Thurman Quotes

There are so many ebbs and flows in life, but when you’re raising small children, your family means everything. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.

Life sweeps you up. Some people resist a lot. I probably haven’t resisted very much. ~ Uma Thurman.


I’m enjoying getting older because I feel I didn’t appreciate being pretty when I was younger. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.

I had to go to a mirror and look at it. I couldn’t picture myself in my own head. I had no image beyond a stick figure. I wasn’t a mean person as a kid, or dumb, and something has to be said to justify excluding you. ~ Uma Thurman.

It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet. ~ Uma Thurman.


I was an escapee of childhood. I always wanted to grow up. ~ Uma Thurman.

For a writer, they say write what you know. As a performer, you find it in yourself, in your heart. You relate to the character. You try to live it, try to have it be real for you. ~ Uma Thurman.

Inspiring Uma Thurman Quotes

I’ve learned that every working mom is a superwoman. ~ Uma Thurman.


I still love the people I’ve loved, even if I cross the street to avoid them. ~ Uma Thurman.

So, you know, parenting is a very intimate and amazing experience and one of the best experiences of my life. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.


Change is usually preceded by some kind of drift. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.


I never ever slept again after my first pregnancy. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.

But I think it is always difficult to have high expectations of yourself or anyone else. ~ Uma Thurman.


Even today, when people tell me I’m beautiful, I do not believe a word of it. ~ Uma Thurman.

But I had a very traditional background as well. My parents are neat people. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.

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. ~ Uma Thurman.

So these were the 57 famous quotes about Uma Thurman.

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