Sunday, May 4, 2014

Audrey Hepburn

Happy Birthday to the ever so lovely Audrey Hepburn whose elegance and class remains with us today.
"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible"!  

"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."

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

"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." 

"The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters." 

"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." 

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

"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."

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

"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthlessness 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 beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair."
"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."

"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."

"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."

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

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

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

"I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone."

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

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

"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." 

"Why change?  Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it."

"Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn't help if you're ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up." 

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

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

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

" I don't take my life seriously, but I do take what I do - in my life - seriously-." 

"Everything I learned I learned from the movies." 

"True friends are families which you can select." 

"On one hand maybe I've remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a young age I was very aware of suffering and fear."  

"And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows." 

" I tried always to do better: saw always a little further. I tried to stretch myself." 

"Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist." 

" I have learnt how to to be in the world and of the world, and not to just stand aside and watch." 

"For me the only things of interest are those linked to the heart."  

"Good things aren't suppose to just fall into your lap. God is very generous, but he expects you to do the first part." 

"For my whole life, my favourite activity was reading. It'd not the most social pastime." 

"Some people dream of having a big swimming pool. Withe me, it's closets." 

"There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girls complexion." 

"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades." 

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

"We all want to be loved, don't we? Everyone looks for a way of finding love. It's a constant search for affection in every walk of life."  

"Paris is always a good idea." 

"My greatest ambition is to have a career without becoming a career woman." 

" A woman can be beautiful as well as intellectual."

"There is one difference between a long life and a great dinner; in the dinner, the sweet things come last." 

"I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong." 

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

“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."

“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'.”

"Happy girls are the prettiest." 

"“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.” 

“My life isn’t theories and formulae. It’s part instinct, part common sense. Logic is as good a word as any, and I’ve absorbed what logic I have from everything and everyone… from my mother, from training as a ballet dancer, from Vogue magazine, from the laws of life and health and nature.” 

“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.” 

“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!” 

“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. I n fact, I hiccup more than most.” 

“No matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself”

“You have to look at yourself objectively. Analyze yourself like an instrument. You have to be absolutely frank with yourself. Face your handicaps, don't try to hide them. Instead, develop something else.” 

“There is a shade of red for every woman.” 

“I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's.” 

“And...I think that's what life is all about, actually,
about children and flowers.” 

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” 

"For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry"

" For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day."

“There is a science of war, but how strange that there isn't a science of peace. There are colleges of war; why can’t we study peace?” 

“I’d never worry about age if I knew I could go on being loved and have the possibility to love.”

“I believe in pink.” 

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