Audrey Hepburn Quotes

Audrey Hepburn was a British actress. Some of her movies were Roman Holiday, Sabrina, The Nun’s Story, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Wait Until Dark. She won 3 BAFTAs, 2 Golden Globes and surprisingly only 1 Academay award.

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She was truly one of the most beautiful women that has appeared in movies, in my opinion.

Here are some of her quotes

Audrey Hepburn quotes 1

If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.

I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.

To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.

Acting is a nice childish profession – pretending you’re someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.

Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.

I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl’s complexion.

I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.

I’m half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium. If I was a dog, I’d be in a hell of a mess!

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.

Without discipline, there’s no life at all.

My greatest strength is common sense. I’m really a standard brand – like Campbell’s tomato soup or Baker’s chocolate.

Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.

Never complain. Never explain.

I’ve been lucky. Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.

Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.

It’s a business you go into because your an egocentric. It’s a very embarrassing profession.

When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over.

Only the really plain people know about love – the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents.

Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I’m past that age.

To be loved is very demoralizing.

If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they’re good or there because they’re lucky.

Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing.

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

Everything I learned I learned from the movies.

The average Hollywood film star’s ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.

I was asked to act when I couldn’t act. I was asked to sing ‘Funny Face’ when I couldn’t sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn’t dance – and do all kinds of things I wasn’t prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it.

If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the distain of one, go ahead, get married.

I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.

Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.

Audrey Hepburn quotes 2

Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.

It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.’

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.

Trying to be fascinating is an asinine position to be in.

It’s a rather rude gesture, but at least it’s clear what you mean.

Acting is the perfect idiot’s profession.

It would be a terrific innovation if you could get your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack.

Enemies are so stimulating.

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.

Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.

I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.

If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.

Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.

Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer.

When I started out, I didn’t have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous.

Paris is always a good idea.

I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles.

I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.

Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.

I have many regrets, and I’m sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret… if you have any sense, and if you don’t regret them, maybe you’re stupid.

I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine.

Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn’t interest you, don’t do it – I would have made a terrible mother.

There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.

I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.

It’s life isn’t it? You plow ahead and make a hit. And you plow on and someone passes you. Then someone passes them. Time levels.

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.

Life is hard. After all, it kills you.

I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.

If I get married, I want to be very married.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.