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**Quotes**

Newest Quotes -
 
"There must be something wrong with those people who think Audrey Hepburn doesn't perspire, hiccup or sneeze, because they know that's not true. In fact, I hiccup more than most"
-Audrey
 
"I tried always to do better: saw always a little further. I tried to stretch myself"
-Audrey
 
"I never read articles about me because it makes me nervous to know what others think of me.  I used to suffer so from gossip columns. There's never been a helluva lot to say about me.."
-Audrey
 
"My life isn't theories and formulae.  It's part instinct, part common sense. Logic is as good a word as anym and I've absorbed what logic I have from everything and everyone.. from my mother, from training as a ballet dancer, from Vouge  magazine, from the laws of life and health and nature"
-Audrey
 
 
 
"I never met Audrey Hepburn, although, like millions of others, I felt I knew her."
 -Pamela Fliori-Editor in chief of Town and country Magazine
 
"God has a most beautiful new angel now that will know just what to do in heaven"
  -Elizabeth Taylor- at Audreys Death
 
"Mother believed in love- that it could heal, fix, mend and make everyting alright in the end"
-Sean Ferrer at Audreys Death
 
"She was so beautiful, you couldn't bear it. Along with everyone else, I would just drown in those eyes." 
     -Andre Previn
 
"To save a million children is  a God-given opportnuity
      -Audrey about working for UNICEF

                           **Quotes about audrey**
 
"In every movie I have ever watched, starting with Roman Holiday, I was in love with Audrey Hepburn. I played every part. I was Gregory Peck a long time ago! I was Bill Holden, I was Cary Grant, I was her biggest fan." - Ralph Lauren
 
"Audrey definitely had a good heart, there was nothing mean or petty - it's a character thing. She had a good character, so I think people picked up on that too. She didn't have any of the backstabbing, grasping, petty, gossipy personalities that you see in this business. I liked her a lot; in fact, I loved Audrey. It was easy to love her." - Gregory Peck

"I think, in retrospect, it was that Audrey was such a lady herself. You knew she wasn't a real princess, but you still gave her deferential treatment. She had class that the average young American girl never had. And, you know, she never changed all her life. All the years that I knew her and worked with her. Wherever she was, in Europe or America, people respected her. I can't think of anybody else that I have worked with that would have such devotion from her friends." - Bob Willoughby

 

"The truth is that the quality Audrey brings to the screen is not dependent on her figure, her face, her accent (which is neither quite British nor quite foreign) or even her talent. Belgian-born (of a Dutch mother and an Anglo-Irish father), she has, like all great actresses from Maude Adams to Greta Garbo, the magic ability to bridge the gap between herself and her audience, and to make her innermost feelings instantly known and shared." - Time Magazine

 

"'Moon River' was written for her. No one else had ever understood it so completely. There have been more than a thousand versions of 'Moon River', but hers is inquestionably the greatest." - Henry Mancini

"The first time I saw Audrey Hepburn was in Roman Holiday. There have only been a few firsts in my life that have rattled me so much - the first time I saw Fred Astaire, the first time I saw Marlon Brando. It was obvious to me that she was going to join a group into which a few artists are admitted: Chaplin, Astaire, Brando." - Stanley Donen

"A stick-slim actress with huge, limpid eyes and a heart-shaped face. She sparkles and glows with the fire of a finely cut diamond" - Time Magazine

"After so many drive-in waitresses becoming movie stars, there has been this real drought, when along come class; somebody who actually went to school, can spell, maybe even plays the piano. She may be a wispy, thin little thing, but when you see that girl, you know you're really in the presence of something. In that league there's only ever been Garbo, and the other Hepburn, and maybe Bergman. It's a rare quality, but boy, do you know when you've found it." - Director Billy Wilder

"She has authentic charm. Most people simply have nice manners" - Director Alfred Lunt

"Audrey makes my soul fly. She opens me up to beautiful feelings" - Director Stanley Donen


                      *** Quotes from Audrey***
 
"I am more than ever awed and overwhelmed by the
monumental talents it was my great, great privilege to
work for and with. There is therefore no way I can thank
you for this beautiful award without thanking all of them,
because it is they who helped and honed, triggered and
taught, pushed and pulled, dressed and photographed -
and with endless patience and kindness and gentleness,
guided and nurtured a totally unknown, insecure,
inexperienced, skinny broad into a marketable commodity
"I am proud to have been in a business that gives pleasure, creates beauty, and awakens our conscience, arouses compassion, and perhaps most importantly, gives millions a respite from our so violent world. Thank you, Screen Actors Guild and friends, for this huge honor - and for giving me this unique opportunity to express my deepest gratitude and love to all of those who have given me a career that has brought me nothing but happiness."
* (This last quote was her last public statement, upon receiving the Screen Actors Guild Achievement Award in January, 1993. She was not able to present this speech in person, due to her failing health. Julia Roberts delivered this speech on her behalf at the awards presentation.)
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"I'm not a born actress, as such, I care about expressing feelings."
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"I never understood what makes me so special...that was a job, not reality."
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"...it's like when somebody gives you something to wear that's too big, and you have to grow into it...my one ambition is to be an actress." (Accepting the 1953 Best Actress Oscar for Roman Holiday)
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"Considering that you have no talent, it's really extraordinary where you've gotten." (Audrey's mother, Ella Van Heemstra)
  
  "She said it in the middle of the lovely successes I was having. She wasn't putting me down. She was saying how fortunate I was. Oh, I think she was right. I don't have this huge talent. I landed in this business because I had to earn a living." (in response to previous quote)

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"I was lost without my mother. She had been my sounding board, my conscience. She was not the most affectionate person - in fact there were times when I thought she was cold - but she loved me in her heart, and I knew that all along. I never got that feeling from my father, unfortunately."

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"I remember the first time we met: he was wearing a yellow shirt, grey flannels, a red scarf knotted around his waist instead of a belt, and the famous feet were clad in soft moccasins and pink socks. He was also wearing that irrepressible smile. One look at this most debonair, elegant and distinguished of legends and I could feel myself turn into solid lead, while my heart sank into my two left feet. Then suddenly I felt a hand around my waist and, with his inimitable grace and lightness, Fred literally swept me off my feet. I experienced the thrill that all women at some point in their lives have dreamed of-to dance, just once, with Fred Astaire."

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"All my life I dream of dancing with Fred Astaire and what do I get? Caked in mud."

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"I am proud to have been in a business that gives pleasure, creates beauty, and awakens our conscience, arouses compassion, and perhaps most importantly, gives millions  a respite from our so violent world."

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"I am more than ever awed and overwhelmed by the monumental talents it was my great, great privelege to work for and with. There is therefore no way I can thank you for this beautiful award without thanking all of them, because it is they who helped and honed, triggered and taught, pushed and pulled, dressed and photographed - and with endless patience and kindness and gentlenss, guided and nurtured a totally unknown, insecure, inexperienced, skinny broad into a marketable commodity."

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Audreys Poem
"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone ...
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived,
reclaimed and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed. Never throw out anybody. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. "
"Time Tested Beauty Tips"
          written by: Sam Levenson
 
Audrey  read this poem to her children the last Christmas  that she spent with them