(about her "comeback" in 1976) Whatever happens, the most important thing is growing old gracefully. And you can`t do that on the cover of a fan magazine.
For me, the only things of interest are those linked to the heart.
I don`t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.
(talking about a severe coughing attack she had when she was six weeks old, slowly turning blue and finally stopping breathing until her mother`s prayers and spanking brought her back to life) If I were to write a biography, it would start like this: I was born in Brussels, Belgium, on May 4, 1929 . . . and I died six weeks later.
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.
I know I have more sex appeal on the tip of my nose than many women in their entire bodies. It doesn`t stand out a mile, but it`s there.
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.
There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl`s complexion.
My own life has been much more than a fairy tale. I`ve had my share of difficult moments, but whatever difficulties I`ve gone through, I`ve always gotten a prize at the end.
(On filming "Funny Face", while coping with extreme Paris weather and a grumpy co-star) Here I`ve been waiting for 20 years to dance with Fred Astaire, and what do I get? Mud in my eye!
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 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.
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.`
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.
If I blow my nose, it gets written all over the world.
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 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 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 never thought I`d land in pictures with a face like mine.
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.
There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl`s complexion
Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you`re exactly the same.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
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.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
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.
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.