“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
Audrey Hepburn was one of the most beautiful, most humble and most loving beings to ever walk the earth. A role model for women and girls all over the world, me including. And because I believe there is still so much to learn from this wonderful woman, I decided to gather some of her most inspiring quotes and share them with you as 26 life changing lessons to learn from Audrey Hepburn.
1. Pick the day. Enjoy it.
“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
“If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhileness 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
2. Accept life unconditionally.
“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
3. Tomorrow is another day.
“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” ~ Audrey Hepburn
4. When opportunities come along, you have to grab them.
“I’ve been lucky. Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.” ~ 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 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
6. If you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm.
“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
“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.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
8. We’re all ONE world.
“The ‘Third World’ is a term I don’t like very much because we’re all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
10. Laughter cures a multitude of ills.
“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 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.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
“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.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
12. A nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people.
“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
13. Embrace yourself.
“Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
14. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
“There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
15. Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn’t help if you’re ugly on the inside.
“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.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
16. There is a moral obligation that those who have should give to those who don’t.
“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.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
17. Everyone looks for a way of finding love.
“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.” ~ 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
“If I get married, I want to be very married.” ~ Audrey
20. You’re never too old for fairy tales.
“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” ~ 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
22. You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
“You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
23. A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation
“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
“True friends are families which you can select.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
25. The beauty of a woman, grows with passing years.
“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!” ~ Audrey Hepburn
26. Water is life.
“Water is life, and clean water means health.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
Do you have a favorite quote from Audrey Hepburn? If you do, I would love to know what that is. You can share it in the comment section below 🙂
With all my love,
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