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15 Classy Quotes From Audrey Hepburn That All Girls Need To Remember

15 Classy Quotes From Audrey Hepburn That All Girls Need To Remember

I have always admired Audrey Hepburn. It is not only her outer beauty but also her inner beauty that is the most attractive part of her. Even after so many years of her death, Audrey Hepburn is still considered to be one of the most admired celebrities of today.

Audrey Kathleen Ruston, more famously known as Audrey Hepburn, was born on May 04, 1929, in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. She was a British actress, and a humanitarian.

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The first ever film she appeared was in 1948. That same year, she moved to London to pursue on her ballet career. She worked as a part time model as well as a chorus girl in the musical theaters. It was during one of her performances that a casting director noticed her, and registered her with the Associated British Picture Corporation. By 1951, Hepburn had appeared in minor roles in several movies, before she was cast in her first ever major supporting role.

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Throughout her career, Audrey Hepburn gifted us with amazing movies such as “The Roman Holiday”, “Sabrina”, “War and Peace”, “My Fair Lady”, “Mary Poppins”, “Paris When it Sizzles”, “Charade”, and of course, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” It was the latter movie that made her a fashion icon. The “little black dress” is still an iconic dress made by Givenchy. Her beauty combined with her sense of fashion, and the way she carried herself, soon made her a well sought public figure. She is one of the 14 people in Hollywood who won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. It was during her dazzling career that she was picked as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF. In recognisation of her work, the then US President George W. Bush awarded her the “Presidential Medal of Freedom”.

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Audrey Hepburn was married twice. Her first marriage was to Mel Ferrer (1954-1968), and the second was to Andrea Dotti (1969-1982). Later, Robert Wolders was her partner from 1980 to 1993, till her death.

Hepburn had a rare cancer, appendiceal cancer. Her cancer spread throughout her small intestine that it was impossible to operate and remove it. She was flown, on a flower-filled private jet sent by Givenchy, from Los Angeles to Geneva. It was there in her own home in Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland that she died in her sleep. This was on the evening of 20 January, 1993.

Here are some classy quotes from this talented, beautiful human being that every girl needs to remember.

1. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.

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

3. You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.

4. If I get married, I want to be very married.

5. The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

6. Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you are exactly the same.

7. If I am honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.

8. I am an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs, and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.

9. Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside, but it doesn’t help if you are ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up.

10. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

11. I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it is the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.

12. I don’t take my life seriously, but I do take what I do- in my life- seriously.

13. I have been lucky. Opportunities don’t come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.

14. 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.

15. 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.

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Last Updated on July 3, 2020

30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

In today’s world, true peace must come from within us and our own actions. Here are 30 small things you can do on a regular basis to increase your overall sense of harmony, peace, and well-being:

1. Don’t go to every fight you’re invited to

Particularly when you’re around those who thrive on chaos, be willing to decline the invitation to join in on the drama.

2. Focus on your breath

Throughout the day, stop to take a few deep breaths. Keep stress at bay with techniques such as “square breathing.” Breathe in for four counts, hold for four counts, then out for four counts, and hold again for four counts. Repeat this cycle four times.

3. Get organized and purge old items

A cluttered space often creates a cluttered spirit. Take the time to get rid of anything you haven’t used in a year and invest in organizational systems that help you sustain a level of neatness.

4. Stop yourself from being judgmental

Whenever you are tempted to have an opinion about someone else’s life, check your intentions. Judging others creates and promotes negative energy.

5. Say ‘thank you’ early and often

Start and end each day with an attitude of gratitude. Look for opportunities in your daily routine and interactions to express appreciation.

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6. Smile more

Even if you have to “fake it until you make it,” there are many scientific benefits of smiling and laughing. Also, pay attention to your facial expression when you are doing neutral activities such as driving and walking. Turn that frown upside down!

7. Don’t worry about the future

As difficult as this sounds, there is a direct connection between staying in the present and living a more peaceful life. You cannot control the future. As the old proverb goes, “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.” Practice gently bringing your thoughts back to the present.

8. Eat real food

The closer the food is to the state from which it came from the earth, the better you will feel in eating it. Choose foods that grew from a plant over food that was made in a plant.

9. Choose being happy over being right

Too often, we sacrifice inner peace in order to make a point. It’s rarely worth it.

10. Keep technology out of the bedroom

Many studies, such as one conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have connected blue light of electronic devices before bed to adverse sleep and overall health. To make matters worse, many people report that they cannot resist checking email and social media when their cell phone is in reach of their bed, regardless of the time.

11. Make use of filtering features on social media

You may not want to “unfriend” someone completely, however you can choose whether you want to follow their posts and/or the sources of information that they share.

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12. Get comfortable with silence

When you picture someone who is the ultimate state of peace, typically they aren’t talking.

13. Listen to understand, not to respond

So often in conversations, we use our ears to give us cues about when it is our turn to say what we want to say. Practice active listening, ask questions, process, then speak.

14. Put your troubles in a bubble

Whenever you start to feel anxious, visualize the situation being wrapped in a bubble and then picture that sphere floating away.

15. Speak more slowly

Often a lack of peace manifests itself in fast or clipped speech. Take a breath, slow down, and let your thoughtful consideration drive your words.

16. Don’t procrastinate

Nothing adds stress to our lives like waiting until the last minute.

17. Buy a coloring book

Mandala coloring books for adults are becoming more popular because of their connection to creating inner peace.

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18. Prioritize yourself

You are the only person who you are guaranteed to live with 24 hours a day for the rest of your life.

19. Forgive others

Holding a grudge is hurting you exponentially more than anyone else. Let it go.

20. Check your expectations

Presumption often leads to drama. Remember the old saying, “Expectations are premeditated resentments.”

21. Engage in active play

Let your inner child come out and have some fun. Jump, dance, play, and pretend!

22. Stop criticizing yourself

The world is a hard enough place with more than enough critics. Your life is not served well by being one of them.

23. Focus your energy and attention on what you want

Thoughts, words, and actions all create energy. Energy attracts like energy. Put out what you want to get back.

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24. Assign yourself “complaint free” days.

Make a conscious decision not to complain about anything for a whole day. It might be harder than you think and the awareness will stick with you.

25. Surround yourself with people you truly enjoy being in the company of

Personalities tend to be contagious, and not everyone’s is worth catching. Be judicious in your choices.

26. Manage your money

Financial concerns rank top on the list of what causes people stress. Take the time each month to do a budget, calculate what you actually spend and sanity check that against the money you have coming in.

27. Stop trying to control everything

Not only is your inner control freak sabotaging your sense of peace, it is also likely getting in the way of external relationships as well.

28. Practice affirmations

Repeat positive phrases that depict the life and qualities you want to attract. It may not come naturally to you, but it works.

29. Get up before sunrise

Personally witnessing the dawn brings a unique sense of awe and appreciation for life.

30. Be yourself

Nothing creates more inner discord than trying to be something other than who we really are. Authenticity breeds happiness.

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