Some of you may recall that I love Audrey Hepburn and consider her one of my role models. Well, on this day eighteen years ago she passed away. A few years ago I read a book called How to be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life, which is essentially a collection of quotes from Audrey, about many different things in life. So, as a little tribute, I will post some of my favorites quotes.
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 their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.
This one (above) I actually have printed and framed very nicely and it’s on my makeshift vanity in my bedroom. Such a wonderful way to express what beauty is 🙂
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.
Another one near my vanity.
The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.
So simple, so true.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
I find this to be very true, and I try to keep it in mind when I start talking about other people (especially if I don’t care for them).
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.
I guess my 20-or-so different diaries I kept over the years will help with this 😀
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.