The Truth About Beauty

A friend sent me this in an email, and though I’d read it before it hit home more this time around. It’s a poem by the timeless beauty, Audrey Hepburn. I really like how that lady thought. WC

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

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

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.”

Audrey Hepburn

11 thoughts on “The Truth About Beauty

  1. Actually written by Sam Levenson and even though Hepburn said it in different speeches and things (she always gave him credit) but people over the years just thought she wrote it too. He is an amazing talent. Some of his quotes are funny! I’ve read he wrote it for his grandchild and it was titled, “Time Tested Beauty Tips” but it was one of Hepburn’s favorites and somehow along the years folks just assumed she wrote it.

    On that note, however, each line speaks volumes. Reading it over and over again it does focus on what really matters in a person and what makes them beautiful, what comes from the inside radiates outward 😉 Love the message!

    Wow Bella,
    I had no idea Sam Levenson wrote this. My bad. It is a wonderful sentiment though and she was the ultimate graceful beauty.


  2. Audrey Hepburn always fascinated me, so outwardly beautiful, with such an inner radiance. I can see how this poet was inspired. He really captured the essence of true beauty. I understand how it hit home.

    How are things improving with your friend? Are you doing okay?

    ~ Popsgirl

    She’s doing better – I’ll be answering your email later and give you a full update on what’s been going on. Okay?


  3. I always loved her. She had so much class. Doesn’t matter who wrote it, the right sentiments are there. Though I give Sam Levenson kudos and Audrey for realizing it’s truth. Javaqueen, you are so smart and writerchick you are so cool for posting it.

    LOL Joan, I always wanted to be her – when I was a kid, I used to watch her movies (rerun on television) over and over. She was a very special woman.


  4. I’ve always thought Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of grace, elegance, and class. Doubt there will ever be another like her.

    Hey 30,
    I totally agree with you about her. There will never be another one like her – she was an original.


  5. I’ve always been fascinated by her as well. It is so refreshing that she also had brains beneath her beauty, unlike some of the starlets of today.

    Boy, ain’t that the truth, Teens. There is nobody like her today, especially in the current crop of young actresses. She was an original through and through.


  6. Bang on! Go Audrey. The way I see it, as people get older you can tell from the lines on their faces whether they smile and laugh or frown and pout… No wonder plastic surgery is such big business!



    Hey BC!
    Come on over to the new home planet.

    Would love to see you there.



  7. Audrey Herburn has always been a class act, so much influence she has in my life that I gave my daughter the name of Audrey. She was once quoted as saying ” I am not a great actress I just express emotion” and I have felt that way many times, with my writing, I am not a great writer I just express emotion. Congratulations on your move, as I read your post I agree, it is a world in its own. an extention in which we can reach out to the world and feel it reach back.

    Hi Rachel & welcome,
    Wow, you must have really loved Audrey Hepburn to give your daughter her name. I don’t blame you, she was always one of my heroes too. My favorite movie of hers was Roman Holiday, coming in second was Sabrina – but I loved all of her movies. I think that she expressed emotion is what made her a great actress and likewise it is what makes writers great as well.

    I hope you’ll visit the new place – it would be nice to see you again.

    Writer Chick


  8. I love Audrey Hepburn. So graceful so kind and so giving. I’m going to go back to my blog and see when I posted Moon River. Ha ! I wondered where your post was Annie. I have come to the wrong address again. Yup ! I’m back at your old address by default I have to say , I’m glad as I have just read your post on Kelly.

    Sending more love and more prayers.

    Hi Sweetheart,
    You’re back again, playing in the old house, eh?


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