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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.'
Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once.
Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same.
Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing.
Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicization of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanization of politics.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
I've been lucky. Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.
Everything I learned I learned from the movies.
When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over.
I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.
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.
Water is life, and clean water means health.
There is a moral obligation that those who have should give to those who don't.
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.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.
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'm half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium. If I was a dog, I'd be in a hell of a mess!
I don't believe in collective guilt, but I do believe in collective responsibility.
People in Ethiopia, the Sudan, etc., don't know Audrey Hepburn, but they recognize the name UNICEF. When they see UNICEF, their faces light up, because they know that something is happening. In the Sudan, for example, they call a water pump 'UNICEF.'
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