Only recently have I come to discover Audrey Hepburn and I'm not sure how I didn't find her earlier. I've grown to have a great love for Audrey as an actress and as a woman of power. She's got a lot to say, so here are just a few quotes that describe our daily lives.
“Happy girls are the prettiest girls.”
It’s true. Whenever I see someone smiling and laughing, I see the beauty shining in their eyes and face. Whenever I’m smiling and laughing, I feel much better about myself and my appearance. Plus, if you’ve got enemies around - there’s no better way to upset them than to be happy and pretty.
“Life is a party, dress like it.”
If I could have someone’s closet, I’d love to have Audrey’s. Cute skirts with cute hats all day, everyday? Yes, I would love to live that party life everyday. Never leave the house not looking like a party, you never know who you’ll meet.
“A girl can’t read that sort of thing without her lipstick.”
This has to be one of my favorite quotes of all time. Think about it, when you’re reading those texts from that one silly boy, or you’re reading gossip - there’s no way you can read that without lipstick!
“We belong to nobody and nobody belongs to us.”
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“Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”
I never thought about my confidence in this way until now. I heart this line. If you really think about it, so much of our confidence has to come from others in some way, so at the end of the day, you really do owe them a lot, because you are who you are right now because of them.
“It’s a mistake you always make, trying to love a wild thing.”
I mean, I’d love Audrey regardless, but I think we can all relate to this one. Sometimes we feel like we’re not good enough for that one guy who decided to fall for us.
“I’ll never let anybody put me in a cage.”
“If I get married, I want to be very married.”
“If I’m honest, I have to tell you that I still read fairy-tales and I like them, best of all!”
“Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of.”
"One is never over-dressed or under-dressed in a little black dress."
Also, another favorite. I always question if I'm over-dressed if I leave the house in a dress. But, if Audrey says you're not, you're probably not over-dressed or under-dressed.
“I refuse to become what you call ‘normal.’”
This one hits the spot. I strive to be different, in a good way, from others. I never want to be just like everyone else. I want to be that strong and independent woman who was different.
If you need someone to look up to, Audrey Hepburn is your gal. Always remember, "Elegance is the beauty that never fades."