Sandra Oh is an American, Asian-Canadian Actress. She developed a passion for acting as a child and performed in several acting events. She even turned down a journalism scholarship in order to study theater arts against her parents wishes.
After her studies oh began acting professionally. She became to first Asian actress to be nominated as an outstanding actress at the Emmy’s. She also received the golden globe twice.
Here are some of her quotes that will inspire you to chase your dreams.
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Inspiring Sandra Oh Quotes
“I think it’s just as important what you say no to as what you say yes to.” – Sandra Oh
“I’m into exercising my individuality.” – Sandra Oh
“Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely, and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next. We can choose to be afraid of it. Just stand there trembling, not moving. Assuming the worst that can happen. Or we step forward into the unknown and assume it will be brilliant.” – Sandra Oh
“We actors, we’re a fragile bunch, and yet we need to be strong because 90% of our lives is rejection.” – Sandra Oh
“Actually being able to exercise your own choice can bring about greater opportunity.” – Sandra Oh
“When your life changes and you become a more public person, in some ways you need to become a more closed person.” – Sandra Oh
“I grew up never seeing myself on-screen, and it’s really important to me to give people who look like me a chance to see themselves. I want to see myself as the hero of any story. I want to see myself save the world from the bomb.” – Sandra Oh
“I don’t get jobs in films by auditioning. I’m not blonde. You can’t place me in movies the way you can with certain actors. It’s very difficult for my agents.” – Sandra Oh
“Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go.” – Sandra Oh
“Becoming an actor? If it’s not a calling, don’t do it. It’s too hard.” – Sandra Oh
“Anyone who has been obsessed or been in a mad love affair, sometimes you don’t make the right decisions.” – Sandra Oh
“I was very young when ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ came out, but that kind of comedy and the spontaneity of her, I think it really deeply affected me within just the joy of performance.” – Sandra Oh
“I love actors; I love seeing great performances. I just love that, when I’m seeing a performance, that inside me, I just go, ‘Oh my God, how are you doing that? Where is that coming from?’ Where you see an actor do something, and I can’t even locate it in my own body.” – Sandra Oh
“It takes a long time to free oneself from chatter – goals, social media, image, persona. And if you’re able to move through in that way, you can actually start trying to create from a different place.” – Sandra Oh
“The beginning of my career was so brilliant. It wasn’t until ten years later that I went, ‘Oh, that was a big, fat fluke and, boy, was I ever lucky.’” – Sandra Oh
“There’s, like, a dark needle or a nail that lives at the back of all of our heads, and that’s your fear.” – Sandra Oh
“I take it extremely seriously to do absolutely the best work possible and the truest work possible because I feel like that is what’s going to resonate not only for myself but hopefully for an audience.” – Sandra Oh
“Being present is the actor’s job. Being aware of your body, in space, and the emotions that are occurring inside is essential. Well, quite simply, the more aware one is-of yourself, of your surroundings, of other people-the more likely you are to respond truthfully.” – Sandra Oh
“A lot of things that I can’t get into the room for, even just to be seen, is because they’re just saying ‘No. they’re not casting non-white.’ You’re lumped into a category with people who are just not white.” – Sandra Oh
“I did not start acting until I was 10. I started dancing when I was four, though. My parents were not the ones who brought me to acting. I brought myself, and when I found it, I could never go back.” – Sandra Oh
“Hollywood likes to put actors in boxes, and it likes to put Asian actors in really small boxes.” – Sandra Oh
“I remember everyone in high school thought I should be a journalist because I looked like Connie Chung.” – Sandra Oh
“I love my hair. When I was young it had weird kinks and cowlicks in it, but I just grew into it. You grow into a lot of things.” – Sandra Oh
“I work very hard, sometimes too much, at my job because I love it so much. It is more than wonderful when all your hard work is noticed and honored by your peers and the industry. Winning the Golden Globe was one of the best moments of my life.” – Sandra Oh
“I don’t think people get the pressure of becoming famous and what it does for an artist. What does that for your creative self. And what that can do for your mental health.” – Sandra Oh