To say that Audrey Hepburn was an icon is an understatement. Not just an actress, she was also a renowned humanitarian and a celebrated fashion icon.
Most of her movies have gone to become not just famous, but perfect for every season. Roman Holiday, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, Sabrina, Funny Face are just some of her illustrious movies. Audrey Hepburn was a smart woman and way ahead of her time as is evident from her sayings, which can double up as life lessons for everyone.
50+ Meaningful Life Lessons From Audrey Hepburn
1. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
2. “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.”
3. “My own life has been much more than a fairy tale. I’ve had my share of difficult moments, but whatever difficulties I’ve gone through, I’ve always gotten the prize at the end.”
4. “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.”
5. “The beauty of 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 that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”
6. “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.
7. “Life is a party. Dress for it.”
8. “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.”
9. “I have learnt how to live…how to be in the world and of the world, and not just to stand aside and watch.”
10. “And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!”
11. “I tried always to do better: saw always a little further. I tried to stretch myself.”
12. “Whatever a man might do, whatever misery or heartache your children might give you – and they give you a lot – however much your parents irritate you – it doesn’t matter because you love them.”
13. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”