She is not just the pretty Tiffany girl. From love to strength, these inspiring Audrey Hepburn quotes will take you to see the world from her unique point of view.
What makes Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn?
You may know her from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Or you may know her as one of the greatest icons in history. But what makes Audrey Hepburn a legend?
Is it because of her gorgeous look, elegant style and outstanding talent? Or is it because of her wit, wisdom and goodwill? I would say it’s all of the above.
So today, let us dig a little deeper into her life and legacy with these inspirational Audrey Hepburn quotes and sayings. And who knows? You may be surprised by how much more she had to offer besides what we already know.
Born on May 4, 1929, Brussels, Belgium, Audrey Hepburn was the daughter of a British-Austrian descendant and a Dutch noblewoman. As she said herself, “I’m half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium. If I were a dog, I’d be in a hell of a mess!”
How did Audrey Hepburn become famous?
Though she appeared on the big screen as if she was born for it, Audrey had never planned to be an actress when she was young. She was, instead, a very talented and devoted ballerina.
She began taking ballet lessons when studying at a boarding school in Arnhem, Netherlands. Leaving her family, she moved to London to pursue her career as a ballerina. But due to her height and a lack of strength caused by malnutrition, she couldn’t become the prima ballerina as she wished.
That’s when she turned her focus and passion into acting. She didn’t make her name right from the get-go. She appeared in several shows in the theatre and minor roles on both television and movies. But it was not until the Roman Holiday that she began to take the world by storm.
As Audrey Hepburn said, she was “asked to act when she couldn’t act and asked to sing when she couldn’t sing.” But she didn’t shy away or give up the opportunities. Instead, she “tried like mad to cope with it.” That’s how she landed role after role and claimed the ladder of fame step by step. The rest is history.
If you’ve only known her through her acting, here are some of the best Audrey Hepburn quotes that will surprise you with her intelligence and her golden heart. Be inspired by these words of wisdom, quotes on life, and love from the style icon and legend.
29 Audrey Hepburn Quotes To Embrace Your True Self
A woman can be beautiful as well as intellectual.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.
Forgive Quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile.
Good things aren’t supposed to just fall into your lap. God is very generous, but He expects you to do your part first.
Happy girls are the prettiest.
I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally.
I don’t want to be alone. I want to be left alone.
This is a line from the role she played in My Fair Lady instead of a quote from Audrey Hepburn herself. But it fits in her own life as well.
Audrey Hepburn, as she said, was an introvert. An icon as she was, she never felt completely relaxed under the spotlight. She enjoyed the company of her loved ones rather than the whole world’s attention.
So when the outside world gets overwhelming, don’t forget to turn to the people you love or tune in with yourself. The love from family and best friends will sweep away anxiety and stress.
La Vie En Rose. It is the French way of saying, “I am looking at the world through rose-colored glasses”.
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.
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.
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 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 it weren’t for the can-do attitude, Audrey Hepburn might not be the icon that we all know today. As cliché as it may sound, I truly believe in the success quote “start before you are ready“. It is what makes Audrey Hepburn the star she was. And it can work wonder for you too.
A nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people.
Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.
Love is action. It isn’t just talking, and it never was.
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.
No matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible“!
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.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
True beauty in a woman is reflected in the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.
The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.
I love to be alone. It doesn’t bother me one bit. I’m my own company.
True friends are families which you can select.
You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.
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