"How shall I sum up my life? I think I have been particularly lucky. does that have something to do with faith also? I know my mother always used to say, ‘Good things aren’t supposed to just fall in your lap. God is very generous, but He expects you to do your part first.’ so you have to make that effort. But at the end of a bad time or a huge effort, I’ve always had - how shall I say it? - the prize at the end. My whole life shows that." Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929 - January 20, 1993)
" If I could find a real-life place that made me feel like Tiffany’s, then … then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name. "
"You know what’s wrong with you, Miss Whoever-You-Are? You’re chicken, you’ve got no guts. You’re afraid to stick out your chin and say, "Okay, life’s a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance anybody’s got for real happiness." You call yourself a free spirit, a wild thing, and you’re terrified somebody’s going to stick you in a cage. Well, baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somaliland. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself."
9 Favorite Portraits of Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)
" Okay, whenever I hear or read that I’m beautiful, I simply don’t understand it… I’m certainly not beautiful in any conventional way. I didn’t make my career on beauty. "