There are a lot of beautiful people in this world. ok, maybe not a lot a lot, but there are beautiful people. And then, there are those magnificent creatures , the ones that defy visual gravity, the ones that transcend the body and just radiate pure beauty.
Audrey Hepburn was a shining star. Literately shining. It was a loveable charming damsel in distress siren look, always waiting for you to come and save her, always showing great strength while doing so.
I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles."
I am a bit old fashioned, I know. Not that it is a bad thing, just a fact. Being old fashioned one of the things I love about Hepburn is her royal demeanor, the way she carried herself, the way she smiles.
The perfect lady, even when she puts two fingers in her mouth in an extremely loud whistle for a taxi. In my fair lady she couldn’t really hide that inner glamour, and you could see her trying to calm it down for the role.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.”
It was the perfect combination of lady like behavior with a naughty streak and a funny character, a joyful soul. And like a true joyful soul it was contagious, you had to be swept in , you didn’t really have a choice.
And then there was the smile. Oh, the smile… Audrey Hepburn is Julia Roberts mother when it comes to smiles. They both posses that same wide extra teeth smile you just drown in, melting. If cinema is indeed the ultimate escapism tool humans have managed to create, it is manifested to the maximum effect in Audrey hepburn's smile. I don’t know about you, but I forget everything the minute she smiles, really smiles.
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.”
And that is the siren part of Hepburn, that magic that calls you to dive in, to join the bliss, to surrender. I never understood people who chase a piece of ass, but I can definitely see why anyone would do anything just to get that smile, that moment of clarity, that spark of goodness, of pure happiness and ethereal joy.
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.”
Her work as Unicef ambassador through the years was the best venue to continue to bring that inner light to the world, and at her later years she was just as beautiful, just as radiant. The smile looked a little tired at times, but it was still there, still touching millions of people, still changing lives.
Real beauty is a rare thing. We were blessed to have her.
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'.”
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.”