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It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others
by 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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Paris is always a good idea.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everything I learned I learned from the movies.
- 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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I awakened. is that not a wonderful statement?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful
than a lifetime of nothing special.
- the movie Steel Magnolias

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

I say all that happens is wonderful.
- Anais Nin

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Happy Birthday!
Today is YOUR day to Dance Lightly With Life.
Have a wonderful day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
If they would only expend the same
amount of energy loving their fellow men,
the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the lover of wilderness,
Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
- John Muir

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
- Albert Schweitzer

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the
moment you get up in the morning and does not stop
until you get into the office.
- Robert Frost

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Home life's great, man.
The kids are great, happy and healthy.
I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice.
- Ryan Phillippe

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
- e. e. cummings

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who would want to live in an institution?
- H. L. Mencken


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