Audrey Hepburn quotes

Wit and wisdom from the irreplaceable star of Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady.

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

On style

“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.”

“Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.”

On the impossible

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”

On caring

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

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

On life

“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.”

“There is one difference between a long life and a great dinner; in the dinner, the sweet things come last.”

On marriage

“If I get married, I want to be very married.”

On sex appeal

“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.”

On friendship

“True friends are families which you can select.”

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