Timeless & Iconic Words from Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn was a Hollywood legend who performed on film in the 1950's and 1960's. She was originally from Belgium and studied ballet as a child. When asked to reveal her beauty secrets, she wrote this beautiful text that was later read at her funeral.
′′ To have attractive lips, speak kind words.
To have a loving look, look for the good side of people.
To look skinny, share your food with the hungry.
To have beautiful hair, let a child cross it with his own fingers once a day.
To have a beautiful poise, walk knowing you're never alone, because those who love and loved you accompany you.
People, even more than objects, need to be fixed, spoiled, awakened, wanted and saved: never give up on anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a hand, you'll find them at the end of both your arms.
When you become old, you will discover that you have two hands,
one to help yourself, the second to help others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, in her face or in her way of fixing
her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the door open to her heart, the source of her love.
The beauty of a woman doesn't lie in her makeup, but the true beauty in a woman
is reflected in her soul. It is the tenderness that gives love, the passion that it expresses.
The beauty of a woman grows over the years ′′
It is hard to believe such an accomplished performer was actually an introvert. In a 1953 interview with Life Magazine she said, "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." Of course you would look at her and think of her beauty and wonder if she was self-conscious about anything. But apparently she did. Despite her small frame, Hepburn actually wore a size 10 in shoes. "I'd like to be not so flat-chested," she once said. I'd like not to have such angular shoulders, such big feet, and such a big nose." She reportedly also bought her signature ballet flats half a size larger to avoid a squeezed-in look.
She embodied female femininity, style and grace. I would love to see a resurgence of this in our society.
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