10 Unforgettable Audrey Hepburn Quotes

My Fair Lady: Audrey Hepburn

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Famous Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn was an iconic beauty of the sixties. She won the Academy Award for her role in Roman Holiday. She led a troubled childhood as her country grappled with the Nazis. After immense success in Hollywood, Audrey Hepburn shifted her focus to humanitarian activities. As the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, she often visited third world nations. In 1992, President George Bush presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded her The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

  1. 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.
  2. I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
  3. 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.
  4. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
  5. Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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 all in at once.
  1. For attractive lips,
    Speak words of kindness.
    For lovely eyes,
    Seek out the good in people.
    For a slim figure,
    Share your food with the hungry.
    For beautiful hair,
    Let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
    For poise,
    Walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
    People, even more than things,
    Have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed,
    And redeemed; never throw out anyone.
    Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
    You will find one at the end of each of your arms.
    As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands;
    One for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.