Favorite Lines From Brilliant Minds: Audrey Hepburn

Just a few of my favorite quotes and pictures on what would have been her 87th birthday.
  1. "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."
  2. "I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it."
  3. "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."
  4. "Paris is always a good idea."
  5. "Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me."
  6. "I've been lucky. Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them."
  7. "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."
  8. "When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over."
  9. "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."
  10. "I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true."
  11. "I'm half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium. If I was a dog, I'd be in a hell of a mess!"
  12. "If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all."
  13. "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."
  14. "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."
  15. "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."
  16. "Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it."
  17. "You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you."
  18. "For my whole life, my favorite activity was reading. It’s not the most social pastime."
  19. "I don’t take my life seriously, but I do take what I do – in my life – seriously."
  20. "The greatest victory has been to be able to live with myself, to accept my shortcomings… I’m a long way from the human being I’d like to be. But I’ve decided I’m not so bad after all."
  21. An addition in honor of what would have been her 88th birthday today 💛:
    "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."