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My Fair Lady, Audrey Hepburn


You are classy, stylish, and charming. You are the true definition of grace.

Some people may think you're a pushover, but they have no idea how tough you can be.

You tend to draw people in with your mind. You are an intelligent and witty flirt.

You are effortlessly gorgeous and naturally appealing. No one would accuse you of trying too hard. 

Mmm, I wish I was more like her. She was such an amazing actress, yet completely humble. Not only talented, but she could be the most beautiful actress I've ever seen. 

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

"Everything I learned I learned from the movies."

"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."

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

"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."

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

"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."

"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."

"I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine."

"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."

"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."

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

"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."

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

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


"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."

"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.'"

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

"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."

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

"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."

"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."

"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."

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

"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."

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

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."

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

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

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


"You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him."
Floydess Floydess 18-21, F May 14, 2011

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