Audrey Hepburn — A Pictorial

 

AUDREY  HEPBURN

May 4, 1929 – January 20, 1993

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

 

“How shall I sum up my life? I think I’ve been particularly lucky. Does that have something to do with faith also? I know my mother always used to say, ‘Good things aren’t supposed to just fall in your lap. God is very generous, but he expects you to do your part first.’ So you have to make that effort. But at the end of a bad time or a huge effort, I’ve always had – how shall I say it? – the prize at the end. My whole life shows that.”  —  Audrey Hepburn

 

Audrey Hepburn 1939 age 10

Audrey Hepburn 1939 age 10

“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.” — Audrey Hepburn

 

Audrey Hepburn - Playing Golf...With An Umbrella??

Audrey Hepburn – Playing Golf…With An Umbrella??

“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.” — Audrey Hepburn

 

Audrey Hepburn Sailing

Audrey Hepburn Sailing

“Not to live for the day, that would be materialistic — but to treasure the day. 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

 

Audrey Hepburn with her pets Ip and Famous

Audrey Hepburn with her pets Ip and Famous

“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

 

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

“I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.” –– Audrey Hepburn

 

Audrey Hepburn in her garden c.1992

Audrey Hepburn in her garden c.1992

“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.” — Audrey Hepburn

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