Audrey Hepburn is one of the most beloved fashion and film icons of the twentieth century. Known for her style and sophistication, Hepburn charmed the world with her dozens of memorable film portrayals, as well as with the great heart, wisdom, humility and devotion to helping others that defined her away from the set.
The Belgian-born star, named one of the Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time by Empire magazine, never lost sight of where she came from, or of her desire to give back. Her childhood experience suffering through a Nazi occupation marked her for life, and her memories of the eventual liberation and arrival of aid would instill her with a deep sense of purpose that went beyond the silver screen. With 31 film credits to her name, Audrey Hepburn always considered her greatest role to be as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, where she helped children in Africa and Latin America until her death in 1993 at age 63. Upon her passing, her sons set up the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund to honor and continue their mother’s important humanitarian work.
Here are our Top 28 Most Inspiring Audrey Hepburn Quotes to Open Your Heart.
Top 28 Most Inspiring Audrey Hepburn Quotes to Open Your Heart
My greatest ambition is to have a career without becoming a career woman.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
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.
Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!’
Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.
A woman can be beautiful as well as intellectual.
They say love is the best investment; the more you give, the more you get in return.
For me the only things of interests are those linked to the heart.
Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.
I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine.
I have learnt how to live… how to be in the world and of the world, and not just to stand aside and watch.
As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Not to live for the day, that would be materialistic — but to treasure the day. I realize that most of us live on the skin, on the surface, without appreciating just how wonderful it is simply to be alive at all.
Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist.
Good things aren’t supposed to just fall into your lap. God is very generous, but he expects you to do your part first.
The beauty in 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 and that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.
I’ve been lucky. Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy, it’s all that matters.
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.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
I tried always to do better: saw always a little further. I tried to stretch myself.
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.
Giving is living. If you stop wanting to give, there’s nothing more to live for.
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.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
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, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.