124 Inspiring Audrey Hepburn Quotes to Motivate You

Audrey Hepburn was an actress and humanitarian from the United Kingdom.

Belgian-born Audrey Hepburn was abandoned by her father at age eight.

Post-war, she relocated to England with her mother, nurturing her passion for dance.

Hepburn landed minor roles on stage and in films, both in Holland and England.

Audrey Hepburn

Her talent was spotted in 1952 by French author Colette in Monte Carlo, who saw Hepburn’s potential and insisted on casting her in the Broadway adaptation of Colette’s Gigi.

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Despite initial doubts due to her inexperience, Hepburn’s performance was commended by critics, marking the beginning of her illustrious career.

I have chosen some of the best quotes from Audrey Hepburn for you.

Most Inspiring Audrey Hepburn Quotes

1. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).


2. “Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

3. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

4. “Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself, inside and out.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

5. “Happy girls are the prettiest.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

6. “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).

7. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy. It’s all that matters.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

8. “True friends are families which you can select.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

9. “I believe in miracles.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).


10. “I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

11. “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).

12. “Paris is always a good idea.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

13. “You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

14. “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).

15. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

16. “People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

17. “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).

18. “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).

19. “Never regret anything that makes you smile.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

20. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

21. “If I get married, I want to be very married.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).


22. “True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

23. “Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

24. “Make-up 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.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

25. “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).

26. “My greatest ambition is to have a career without becoming a career woman.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

27. “Life is a party. Dress for it.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

28. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

29. “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

30. “Only the absolutely determined people succeed.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

31. “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.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

32. “I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

33. “To pull off any look, wear it with confidence.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

34. “My greatest victory has been to be able to live with myself, to accept my shortcomings. I’m a long way from the human being I’d liked to be, but I’ve decided I’m not so bad after all.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

35. “I don’t take my life seriously, but I do take what I do – in my life – seriously.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).


36. “No matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

37. “I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

38. “I believe, every day, you should have at least one exquisite moment.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

39. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

40. “Cheating on a good woman is like choosing trash over treasure.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

41. “To be happy – that’s all that matters.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

Top Audrey Hepburn Quotes

42. “When I wear a silk scarf I never feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

43. “Ricorda, se hai bisogno di una mano la troverai alla fine del tuo braccio. Remember, if you need a hand you’ll find it at the end of your arm.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

44. “I love people who make me laugh!” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

45. “Laughing is the best calorie burner.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

46. “To have beautiful lips, say beautiful things. To have beautiful eyes, look at people and see the good in them.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).


47. “A woman can be beautiful as well as intellectual.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

48. “Whatever you love most, you fear you might lose, you know it can change. Why do you look from left to right when you cross the street? Because you don’t want to get run over. But, you still cross the street.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

49. “If you ever need a helping hand, it is at the end of your arm. As you get older you must remember you have a second hand. The first one is to help yourself. The second hand is to help others.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

50. “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.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

51. “Happiness is health and a short memory!” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

52. “Everything I learned I learned from the movies.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

53. “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).

54. “Who thinks you’re as fantastic as your dog does?” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

55. “Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicisation of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanisation of politics.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

56. “I’ve been lucky. Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

57. “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).

58. “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).

59. “There is a shade of red for every woman.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

60. “For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

Famous Audrey Hepburn Quotes

61. “Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

62. “If we are meant to “love thy neighbor as thyself,” then surely we should love the world’s children as our own.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

63. “Good things aren’t supposed to just fall into your lap. God is very generous, but He expects you to do your part first.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

64. “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).

65. “On the one hand maybe I’ve remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a young age I was very aware of suffering and fear.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

66. “Take care of the small circle around you. When you have succeeded with them, then move outwards, one small step at a time.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

67. “Giving is living. If you stop wanting to give, there’s nothing more to live for.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

68. “There are more important things than outward appearance. No amount of makeup can cover an ugly personality.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

69. “If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

70. “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 me ever seeking it.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

71. “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.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

72. “I have no illusions about my looks. I think my face is funny.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

73. “I will not rest until no child goes hungry. All is possible.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

74. “Some people dream of having a big swimming pool. With me, it’s closets.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

75. “I don’t believe in collective guilt, but I do believe in collective responsibility.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

76. “I realize that most of us live on the skin – on the surface – without appreciating just how wonderful it is simply to be alive at all.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

77. ‘’I’ve had my share of difficult moments, but whatever difficulties I’ve gone through, I’ve always gotten a prize at the end.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

78. “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).

79. “Never throw out anyone.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

80. “It always boils down to the same thing – not only receiving love, but desperately needing to give it.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

Short Audrey Hepburn Quotes

81. “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).

82. “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.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

83. “Pick the day. Enjoy it– to the hilt.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

84. “What would be awful would be to die and look back miserably – seeing only the bad things, the opportunities missed, or what could have been.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

85. “As a matter of fact, I rather feel like expressing myself now.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

86. “For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

87. “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.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

88. “Promise me one thing: don’t take me home until I’m drunk – very drunk indeed.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

89. “When the chips are down, you are alone, and loneliness can be terrifying. Fortunately, I’ve always had a chum I could call. And I love to be alone. It doesn’t bother me one bit. I’m my own company.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

90. “I lack self-confidence. I don’t know whether I shall ever get it. Perhaps it is better to be unsure of yourself, as I am. But it is very tiring.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

91. “It is too much to hope that I shall keep up my success. I don’t ask for that. All I shall do is my best- and hope.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

92. “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).

93. “There must be something wrong with those people who think Audrey Hepburn doesn’t perspire, hiccup or sneeze, because they know that’s not true. In fact, I hiccup more than most.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

Inspirational Audrey Hepburn Quotes

94. “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).

95. “I may not always be offered work, but I’ll always have my family.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

96. “I never expected to be a star, never counted on it, never even wanted it. Not that I didn’t enjoy it all when it happened.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

97. “You can only hope to get a combination of happy work and a happy life.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

98. “For me the only things of interest are those linked to the heart.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

99. “And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

100. “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.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

101. “I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I’m not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It’s like Tiffany’s.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

102. “And I always heard people in New York never get to know their neighbors.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

103. “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).

104. “I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

Best Audrey Hepburn Quotes

105. “Can I have a silk nightgown with rosebuds on it?” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

106. “Thursday? Oh no, it can’t be! It’s too gruesome.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

107. “For my whole life, my favorite activity was reading. It’s not the most social pastime.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

108. “Fewer things are lovelier to me than a full-blown rose when it opens up its heart.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

109. “My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

110. “You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

111. “Is there anything more important than a child?” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

112. “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).

113. “You mustnt give your heart to a wild thing. The more you do, the stronger they get.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

114. “I am proud to have been in a business that gives pleasure, creates beauty, and awakens our conscience, arouses compassion, and perhaps most importantly, gives millions a respite from our so violent world.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

115. “I tried always to do better: saw always a little further. I tried to stretch myself.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

116. “Forgive Quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile.” – Audrey Hepburn.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

117. “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?” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

118. “I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

119. “Have we forgotten about the children, and thus forsaken the next generation?” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

120. “Well, it’s nice being top banana in the shock department.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

121. “There is a science of war, but how strange that there isn’t a science of peace. There are colleges of war; why can’t we study peace?” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

122. “For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

123. “Whatever a man might do, whatever misery or heartache your children might give you – and they give you a lot – however much your parents irritate you – it doesn’t matter because you love them.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

124. “Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.” ~ (Audrey Hepburn).

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