Saturday, April 14, 2012

spirit switch

Isabela from Fusels asked me If I could be someone for a day, who would I choose?
Audrey Hepburn for vogue 1964 

 I would choose Audrey Hepburn on a day that she was healthy enough to travel & do her work for UNICEF,
& h
er humanitarian work with the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund. Her video is found here.

 
...“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.” 
― Audrey Hepburn
 
 I would choose the period of time be before she got sick from the colon cancerthat she eventually died from.


"You can even say that I hated myself at certain periods. I was too fat, or maybe too tall, or maybe just plain too ugly ... you can say my definiteness stems from underlying feelings of insecurity and inferiority. I couldn't conquer these feelings by acting indecisive. I found the only way to get the better of them was by adopting a forceful, concentrated drive.” 
― Audrey Hepburn 

It would be after she had survived the war,
& been classically trained in ballet.

For all those things were parts of the person she was.


"I tried always to do better: saw always a little further.
I tried to stretch myself.” 

― Audrey Hepburn



"I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles” 
My spirit switch would be after she won
 her Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, & Tony Awards.

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.” 
― Audrey Hepburn
 
“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.” 
― Audrey Hepburn  


I'd choose when she could still go into her closet,
or simply think back to the days, when she wore those clothes designed for her.


“I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.” 
― Audrey Hepburn


Audrey working for UNICEF

“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.” 
― Audrey Hepburn 
“True friends are families which you can select.” 
   “If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.” 
―  Audrey Hepburn 
 

23 comments:

  1. So beautiful! Great photos, quotes & insight :)

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  2. i love Audrey!! she is an amazing girl with great talent. nice sayings and review dear.. i never know she learned ballet ;D <33

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  3. Great choice, great woman. I admire her so much for the work she did with UNICEF and what she decided to do after her heyday in films.

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  4. Yeah, the cancer period would probably be a bad choice... thank you for the kind words :*


    /Avy

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  5. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures, I love her !!!
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  6. such a beautiful post and really interesting to read as well since I didn't know much about that lady before. I love the style and her classy elegance. a true beauty :)

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  7. i love audrey. she's like my role model and she had amazing style.

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  8. Things I did not know about her...beautiful post Teddi. I love the photo with the fawn. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  9. nice choice. Audrey Hepburn was such a classy lady and beautiful inside and out!

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  10. How amazing, I would love to be her for the day!

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  11. lovely choice of quotes and photos of her.. definitely an amazing person, outstanding artist and inspirational icon.. I'd love to be her for a day as well.. to bad she had to leave this world so soon in such a terrible disease... she will not be forgotten though.. cute post..

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  12. You taught me so much that I didn't know about her!

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  13. Oh how I love Miss Audrey. Great post! I especially love the photo with the enormous dog!
    --TS

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  14. what a lovely article you've posted Teddi! Such a classy lady with a big heart for unfortunate people. ;)

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  15. she is absolutely beautiful...I like the mod styled look. I would wear all her outfits in a heart beatl
    mongs
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  16. Audrey Hepburn is one of a kind! She's so pretty and talented too. A role model! Do you want to follow each other?

    natzcracker

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  17. Ted you have improved??

    Love Audrey ever...the etrenal princess!! =))

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  18. she is just so lovely and elegant all the time, love her!

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  19. The quotes are all beautiful
    Cant blame you for wanting to be her in her prime years!

    <3
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  20. Perfect choice!!... Loved all the post... and I love Audrey also!!

    XOXO
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  21. Beautiful quotes! So simple and so true. A lot of these apply to guys as well. I'm always more attracted to a guy that laughs and smiles than the "I'm too cool" type. ;)

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