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It is no secret that Audrey Hepburn is one of the greatest inspiration for this site. She is, (in my opinion), the epitome of elegance.
This is my favorite Audrey Hepburn Quote and something I relate to:
“I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.”
As an avid collector of quotes, I gleaned these rare Audrey Hepburn Quotes.
Quotes by Audrey Hepburn
…talking about a severe coughing attack she had when she was six weeks old, slowly turning blue and finally stopping breathing until her mother’s prayers and spanking brought her back to life
If I were to write a biography, it would start like this: I was born in Brussels, Belgium, on May 4, 1929 . . . and I died six weeks later.
…about her “comeback” in 1976…
Whatever happens, the most important thing is growing old gracefully. And you can’t do that on the cover of a fan magazine.
Which is your favorite Audrey Hepburn’s Quote?
“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 think sex is overrated. I don’t have sex appeal and I know it. As a matter of fact, I think I’m rather funny looking. My teeth are funny, for one thing, and I have none of the attributes usually required for a movie queen, including the shapeliness.”
“I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine.”
“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 a prize at the end.”
“For me, the only things of interest are those linked to the heart.” – Audrey Hepburn quote
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.”
“Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.”
*fun fact: Have you wondered how tall is Audrey Hepburn?
Quotes by Audrey Hepburn About Her Films
Audrey Hepburn’s quote when…
On filming Funny Face (1957), while coping with extreme Paris weather and a grumpy co-star
“Here I’ve been waiting for 20 years to dance with ‘Fred Astaire’, and what do I get? Mud in my eye!”
On Breakfast At Tiffanys,
“You can’t let yourself worry when you play a classic role. I’m an introvert anyway. Playing the extroverted girl in Breakfast at Tiffany’s was the hardest thing I ever did. If I had stopped to think about comparison with my predecessors as Eliza, I’d have frozen completely. But I loved this part. Eliza is vulnerable, but she has a beautiful inner strength. I made myself forget the problems. I threw myself into it and tried to make it me.”
On My Fair Lady (1964)
“I understood the dismay of people who had seen Julie on Broadway. Julie made that role her own, and for that reason I didn’t want to do the film when it was first offered. But Jack Warner never wanted to put Julie in the film. He was totally opposed to it, for whatever reason. Then I learned that if I turned it down, they would offer it to still another movie actress. So I felt I should have the same opportunity to play it as any other film actress. ”
“You can even say that I hated myself at certain periods. I was too fat, or maybe too tall, or maybe just plain too ugly … you can say my definiteness stems from underlying feelings of insecurity and inferiority. I couldn’t conquer these feelings by acting indecisive. I found the only way to get the better of them was by adopting a forceful, concentrated drive.”
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