Audrey Hepburn Quotes

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Here's a great collection of Audrey Hepburn quotes to share some of her timeless wisdom, elegance and beauty with the world.

Born on 4 May 1929 as Audrey Kathleen Ruston in Brussels Belgium, she became both an Academy Award and Tony Award winning Anglo-Dutch actress.

As a leading actress during the 1950s and 1960s, she was one well-loved actress by audiences. She's probably known as one of the greatest female stars of all time.

Besides her acting efforts, Audrey Hepburn served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador from 1988 until her death in 1993. For her work, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

For me, I've admired Audrey Hepburn's beauty and gracefulness for years. She had such a timeless beauty to her, a classic look that doesn't seem to go out of style. Simplicity and elegance...

And now, I've come to see that her quotes are timeless and graceful as well.

Enjoy these quotes that speak of her graciousness and intelligence!




A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.
-- Audrey Hepburn

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.
-- Audrey Hepburn

How shall I sum up my life? I think I've been particularly lucky. Does that have something to do with faith also? I know my mother always used to say, 'Good things aren't supposed to just fall in your lap. God is very generous, but he expects you to do your part first.' So you have to make that effort. But at the end of a bad time or a huge effort, I've always had - how shall I say it? - the prize at the end. My whole life shows that.
-- Audrey Hepburn

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.
-- Audrey Hepburn

I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone.
-- Audrey Hepburn

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

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.
-- Audrey Hepburn

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.

-- Audrey Hepburn

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.
-- Audrey Hepburn

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

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.
-- Audrey Hepburn

I may not always be offered work, but I'll always have my family.
-- Audrey Hepburn

I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.
-- Audrey Hepburn

If I get married, I want to be very married.
-- Audrey Hepburn

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.
-- Audrey Hepburn

In Holland and Belgium, and afterwards in England, my happiest moments were in the country. I've always had a passion for the outdoors, for trees, for birds and flowers.
-- Audrey Hepburn

It is too much to hope that I shall keep up my success. I don't ask for that. All I shall do is my best - and hope.
-- Audrey Hepburn

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.
-- Audrey Hepburn

Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.
-- Audrey Hepburn

My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.
-- Audrey Hepburn

My own life has been much more than a fairy tale. I've had my share of difficult moments, but whatever difficulties I've gone through, I've always gotten the prize at the end.
-- Audrey Hepburn

Not to live for the day, that would be materialistic -- but to treasure the day. I realize that most of us live on the skin -- on the surface -- without appreciating just how wonderful it is simply to be alive at all.
-- Audrey Hepburn

Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.
-- Audrey Hepburn

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.
--- Audrey Hepburn

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

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.
-- Audrey Hepburn

Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same.
-- Audrey Hepburn

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

There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion.
-- Audrey Hepburn

There must be something wrong with those people who think Audrey Hepburn doesn't perspire, hiccup or sneeze, because they know that's not true. In fact, I hiccup more than most.
-- Audrey Hepburn

When the chips are down, you are alone, and loneliness can be terrifying. Fortunately, I've always had a chum I could call. And I love to be alone. It doesn't bother me one bit. I'm my own company.
-- Audrey Hepburn

When you have found it, you should stick to it.
-- Audrey Hepburn

You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.
-- Audrey Hepburn

Your heart just breaks, that's all. But you can't judge, or point fingers. You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you.
-- Audrey Hepburn

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