Audrey Hepburn quotes

British actress Audrey Hepburn is a Hollywood legend who became the first actress to win an Oscar, Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for a single performance. She was a superstar of the big screen throughout her life and starred alongside many of the finest performers of her generation in hits like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, and Wait Until Dark.

She was also a humanitarian and philanthropist, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work with UNICEF. You don’t need to be an aspiring actor to take inspiration from Hepburn’s words, as her comments are relatable and applicable to people from all walks of life and in various industries.

Audrey Hepburn quotes about love, aspiration, belief

  • Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist.

  • No matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself

  • I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's.

  • Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn't help if your ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up.

  • I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine.

  • Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.

  • To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.

  • Somebody said to me the other day, 'You know, it's really senseless, what you're doing. There's always been suffering, there will always be suffering, and you're just prolonging the suffering of these children [by rescuing them].' My answer is, 'Okay, then, let's start with your grandchild. Don't buy antibiotics if it gets pneumonia. Don't take it to the hospital of it has an accident. It's against life-against humanity-to think that way.

  • 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.

  • The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.

  • I don’t take my life seriously, but I do take what I do in my life I take seriously.

  • 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.

  • Is there anything more important than a child?

  • The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

  • Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same.

  • My greatest ambition is to have a career without becoming a career woman.

  • I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.

  • I lack self-confidence. I don’t know whether I shall ever get it. Perhaps it is better to be unsure of yourself, as I am. But it is very tiring.

  • When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over.

  • And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!