Friday, February 19, 2010

Audrey Friday

"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 all in at once"-Audrey Hepburn

I recently finished reading How To Be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn way of Life, and if you're not familiar with Audrey, I advise you to do so...she was a beautiful person from all broads of the spectrum, and although she endured  the challenges of life itself, womanhood – miscarriages, divorce and the balancing act of career and family, but yet exuded dignity and humility through her successes and failures.  She never ceases to amaze me...

The book is a collection of Audrey's life philosophy's; containing some very inspiring quotes from the many interviews she gave throughout her career, and contains beautiful rarely seen pictures of her. This book is a definite keepsake for any Audrey Hepburn fan, or just anyone (that includes the fellas) that seek inspiration. Audrey has always inspired me, but after reading this book, she's inspired me even more so...I've a long way to become as 'lovely' as Audrey was... but one day at a time right? :)

2 comments:

Spuds said...

Audrey was a class act for sure! The quote at the beginning is very true. Writing is one of the ways I have found to chronicle both the good and the bad. I don't feel so much like a tourist in this life when I am keeping better track of things.

BaronessVonVintage said...

ooh, adding this to my huge amazon book wishlist right now. That museum analogy is spot on...