I always dreamt of the day I would have enough closets -- big ones. some people dream of having a big swimming pool, with me it's closets.
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.
Makeup can only make you look pretty on the outside, but it doesn't help if you're ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the makeup.
I had to make a choice at one point in my life, of missing films or missing my children. It was a very easy decision to make because I missed my children so very much.
As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
There is one difference between a long life and a great dinner; in the dinner, the sweet things come last.
Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicization of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanization of politics.
I think sex is overrated. I don't have sex appeal and I know it. As a matter of fact, I think I'm rather funny looking. My teeth are funny, for one thing, and I have none of the attributes usually required for a movie queen, including the shapeliness.
I speak for those children who cannot speak for themselves, children who have absolutely nothing but their courage and their smiles, their wits and their dreams.
People associate me with a time when movies were pleasant, when women wore pretty dresses in films and you heard beautiful music. I always love it when people write me and and say 'I was having a rotten time, and I walked into a cinema and saw one of your movies, and it made such a difference.'
As a child, I was taught that it was bad manners to bring attention to yourself, and to never, ever make a spectacle of yourself ... All of which I've earned a living doing.
Pick the day. Enjoy it -- to the hilt.
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.
Good things aren't supposed to just fall into your lap. God is very generous, but He expects you to do your part first.
I have always had a reputation for being frugal -- less kind people might call me cheap. But my interest in building up a nest egg goes back to those days in Arnhem when I learned that money can grow, just like trees.
You have to look at yourself objectively. Analyze yourself like an instrument. You have to be absolutely frank with yourself. Face your handicaps, don't try to hide them. Instead, develop something else.
If we are meant to love thy neighbor as theyself, then surely we should love the world's children as our own.
It always boils down to the same thing -- not only receiving love, but desperately needing to give it.
Gardening is the greatest tonic and therapy a human being can have. Even if you have only a tiny piece of earth, you can create something beautiful, which we all have a great need for. If we begin by respecting plants, it's inevitable we'll respect people.
Take care of the small circle around you. When you have succeeded with them, then move outwards, one small step at a time.
No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
I am not beautiful. My mother once called me an ugly duckling. But,listed separately, I have a few good features.
We all want to be loved, don't we? Everyone looks for a way of finding love. It's a constant search for affection in every walk of life.
To be beautiful lips -- say kind words. To my eyes were beautiful -- radiate good. A woman's beauty is not in the clothes, not in its shape or hairstyle. Beauty woman in her eyes, because the eyes -- is the gateway to the heart, where love lives.
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.
It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so 'don't fuss, dear; get on with it.'
The 'Third World' is a term I don't like very much because we're all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering.
Actually, you have to be a little bit in love with your leading man and vice versa. If you're going to portray love, you have to feel it. You can't do it any other way. But you don't carry it beyond the set.
I lack self-confidence. I don't know whether I shall ever get it. Perhaps it is better to be unsure of your self, as I am. But it is very tiring.
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.
If you lead a simple life, and that story is written, then that story will not satisfy. It needs an angle. Suppose there is no angle?
Look, whenever I hear or read 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.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements.
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.
There are more important things than outward appearance. No amount of makeup can cover an ugly personality.
To have beautiful lips, say beautiful things. To have beautiful eyes, look at people and see the good in them.
In Holland and Belgium, and afterwards in England, my happiest moments were in the country. I've always had a passion for the outdoors, for trees, for birds and flowers.
People in Ethiopia, the Sudan, etc., don't know Audrey Hepburn, but they recognize the name UNICEF. When they see UNICEF, their faces light up, because they know that something is happening. In the Sudan, for example, they call a water pump 'UNICEF.'
True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.
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.
I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel.
I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel."
(Audrey Hepburn: Many-Sided Charmer, LIFE Magazine, December 7, 1953).
When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over.
I believe in manicures.
I believe in overdressing.
I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipsitck.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.
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.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.
Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing.
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 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.