We learn from and look up to various people in our lives. Our mothers, fathers, siblings, friends, mentors. We learn from watching, listening, following, and imitating. But then there are sometimes influences from those you never knew, never will know. I have noticed a recurring woman in my life, Audrey Hepburn. I read a biography last summer, we saw the Breakfast at Tiffany’s apartment building in NY (kind of…it was under construction and covered in tarps), I am always tempted to buy posters, I can watch her movies over and over, and I want her wardrobe. She was a gorgeous, talented, sophisticated woman.
I recently came across some quotes from Ms. Audrey Hepburn and these honestly are quotes to live by. It may be strange, but I am blown away by this woman who I was never even close to knowing! If I could go back in time and meet anyone, here ‘ya go. Here is some her wisdom. What are your favorites?
“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.”
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”
“You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.”
“A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.”
“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 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.”
“If I get married, I want to be very married.”