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I was asked to act when I couldn't act.
by Audrey Hepburn

I was asked to act when I couldn't act.
I was asked to sing 'Funny Face' when I couldn't sing,
and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn't dance -
and do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for.
Then I tried like mad to cope with it.
- Audrey Hepburn

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
- Audrey Hepburn

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
- Audrey Hepburn

 

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.
- Audrey Hepburn

People, even more than things, have to be restored,
renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed;
never throw out anyone.
- Audrey Hepburn

When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for,
when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over.
- Audrey Hepburn

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The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.
- Audrey Hepburn

If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales
and I like them best of all.
- Audrey Hepburn

There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion.
- Audrey Hepburn

I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone.
- Audrey Hepburn

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.
- Audrey Hepburn

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.
- Audrey Hepburn

Paris is always a good idea.
- Audrey Hepburn

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

Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people;
it does for me.
- Audrey Hepburn

Success is like reaching an important birthday and
finding you're exactly the same.
- Audrey Hepburn

I was born with an enormous need for affection,
and a terrible need to give it.
- Audrey Hepburn

I'm half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium.
If I was a dog, I'd be in a hell of a mess!
- Audrey Hepburn

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.
- Audrey Hepburn

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.
- Audrey Hepburn

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory!
I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.
- Audrey Hepburn

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.
- Audrey Hepburn

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.
- Audrey Hepburn

If I get married, I want to be very married.
- Audrey Hepburn

Everything I learned I learned from the movies.
- Audrey Hepburn

The most important thing is to enjoy your life -
to be happy -
it's all that matters.
- Audrey Hepburn

I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.
- Audrey Hepburn

I've been lucky.
Opportunities don't often come along.
So, when they do, you have to grab them.
- Audrey Hepburn

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.
- Audrey Hepburn

I believe in pink.
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
- Audrey Hepburn

I believe in manicures.
I believe in overdressing.
I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.
I believe in pink.
I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day,
and...
I believe in miracles.
- Audrey Hepburn

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the
true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows.
The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.
- Audrey Hepburn

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.
- Audrey Hepburn

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.'
- Audrey Hepburn

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.
- Audrey Hepburn

If my world were to cave in tomorrow,
I would look back on all the pleasures,
excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had.
Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home,
but the joy of everything else.
It will have been enough.
- Audrey Hepburn

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.
- Audrey Hepburn

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.
- Audrey Hepburn

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.
- Audrey Hepburn

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

"How do you spell 'love'?" asked Piglet.
"You don't spell it...you feel it." answered Pooh.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

"We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?" asked Piglet.
"Even longer," Pooh answered.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

My husband melted my heart the day he asked me,
"Can I participate in your wonder?"
In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house,
I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming,
the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
- Gaston Bachelard

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
- Bernard Baruch

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

I am regularly asked what the average Internet user
can do to ensure his security.
My first answer is usually 'Nothing;
you're screwed'.
- Bruce Scheneier

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

So you think that money is the root of all evil.
Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
- Ayn Rand

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart,
will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
- Martin Luther

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet
and steady and loyal and enduring a nature
that it will last through a whole lifetime,
if not asked to lend money.
- Mark Twain

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

I was married by a judge.
I should have asked for a jury.
- Groucho Marx

Harvey never had an original idea or thought in his life.
I was out wandering around the country doing charity benefits,
mainly, when I asked him to come along.
- Tim Conway

For the first time in history, we declared war without financing it.
Americans have not been asked to pay for it through taxes.
- David Broder

Once, in London, the BBC asked me what was my favorite English book.
I said Alice in Wonderland.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

Gandhi has asked that the British Government should
walk out of India and leave the Indian people to settle
differences among themselves,
even if it means chaos and confusion.
- Stafford Cripps

We asked ourselves what we wanted this company to stand for.
We didn't want to just sell shoes.
I wasn't even into shoes - but I was passionate about customer service.
- Tony Hsieh

I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions.
Finally one lady friend asked the right question,
'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money.
- Andy Warhol

I was asked to model but I never took up the offer.
- Mark Roberts

Spitfire asked me if I had a problem talking about Van Halen or Extreme.
I really don't.
There are people who are just going to want to know
what it was like to play with Eddie.
- Gary Cherone

And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes
and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was
going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.
- James Joyce

Don't give advice unless you're asked.
- Amy Alcott

I was asked to come to Chicago because Chicago is one of our fifty-two states.
- Raquel Welch

No one asked me to be an actor, so no one owed me.
There was no entitlement.
- James Earl Jones


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