25 March 2011

Words of Wisdom::Audrey Hepburn

I came across a quote from Audrey Hepburn and I liked it. So I sought out more of her wisdom. I found a treasure trove of quotes. I would like to hang them all around my space.

She is a natural born beauty. (And I have always felt that my mother looks a lot like her, especially in certain pictures from the 60s). But more than that she was a kind and compassionate soul who was here on this earth to make it a better place. Her humanitarian work is still enduring and important.

Here are some of my favorites. Good advice that I really need to take to heart from one of the classiest, strong and sexy women this world has ever known.

"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."

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"

"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."

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

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

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

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

"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."

"Paris is always a good idea."

"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."

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

"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."

"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."

"There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion."

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

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

"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 don’t take my life seriously, but I do take what I do – in my life – seriously -"

"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness,...but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."

Enjoy the day!


Barbara Lewis said...

This is a great way for me to start my day! Thank you!

Be~Jeweled by Jana said...

Wonderful words of inspiration! I didn't realize she was so wise!

Alice said...

What a wonderful way to start the weekend! Thanks for sharing all these lovely quotes!

Janet said...

What a wise woman! So much she had to say! Such beauty from One woman.

somethingunique said...

Hi Erin, thanks for sharing all of these lovely inspirational quotes you alway's seem to know when people need to see inspirational words od wisdom Miss Erin i would love to meet you one day i have a feeling you could be a true friend for life. ttfn L:)

sandi m said...

I have her book - I must go find it.
Thanks for reminding us of her beautiful words. A woman who left us way too soon.

Heidi said...

Those are some great quotes. And the final picture of her is just priceless! She certainly was one of a very good kind.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Great quotes from a gorgeous, classy woman!

Penny said...

Beautiful post, I love all of the quotes, all good lessons to live our life by.

Beverley Baird said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of Audrey Hepburn and those fabulous quotes! Loved your post!

Rebecca said...

Wow. I never knew Audrey Hepburn was so wise. I think my favourite though is Paris is always a good idea....couldn't agree more...!

rosebud101 said...

A very wise woman! My favorite is to make people laugh! I think that's so important. Laughter heals. Laughter soothes the soul!

Jenni C said...

I got goosebumps reading these quotes, so true for all of them and what a sane down to earth and lovely woman she was.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

She was so classy and so wise! I admire her a great deal. We all can learn alot from her words

In the Light of the Moon said...

So many yummy words to savor..thank you for sharing them..its hard to pick a favorite..but this one made me smile immediately.."Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"

Jennifer Cameron said...

I had no idea she was such a treasure trove of wisdom. I think this one is my favorite: "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."

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BeautifulSimpleSweet said...

I love her!


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