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Cliff's Tribute to Audrey Hepburn
Quotes and Scripts

Here I will post quotes by Audrey Hepburn and portions of scripts from her movies.

The tune that you are listening to now is "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady.

FROM BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

Holly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?

Paul (Fred): The mean reds, you mean like the blues?

Holly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?

Paul (Fred): Sure.

Holly: Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away.

Paul (Fred): Can I come in?

Holly (Lulamae): I guess so. Listen, there: do I have a nightgown on? ... No, I don't. Would you mind turning around for a second? Oh never mind, it's such a corny line anyway. I'll turn around myself. Come in!

Paul (Fred):  You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-You-Are? You're chicken. You've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say "Okay, life's a fact." People DO fall in love. People DO belong to each other. Because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness. You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage! Well baby, you're already in that cage -- you built it yourself. And it's not bounded on the west by Tulip Texas or on the east by Somali Land; it's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run you just end up running into yourself.

FROM ROMAN HOLIDAY
 
Ann: Can I have a silk nightgown with rosebuds on it?
Joe: I'm afraid you'll have to rough it tonight in these.
Ann: Pajamas!
Joe: Sorry honey, but I haven't worn a nightgown in years.

Ann: Is this the elevator?

Joe: No. This is what's laughingly known as my room.

FROM FUNNY FACE
 
Jo: Now wait a minute; just a minute! Don't! Stop! This is my second and last encounter with you lunatics. You just keep your hands off me, all of you. I come here to make a simple delivery and I find myself being pillaged and plundered. Well I'll have no more of it! I don't want my hair cut, I don't want my eyebrows up or down, I want them right they are! And I see no functional advantage in a marvellous mouth. I'm leaving now, and if anyone so much as makes a move to stop me there'll be plenty of hair cut and it won't be mine!

Jo: What about these pictures?

Dick: Were using the shop as a background for some fashion pictures for Quality magazine.

Jo: Im sorry, but I cant let you do this. Dr. Post would never approve. She doesnt approve of fashion magazines. Its chichi and an unrealistic approach to self-impressions as well as economics.

Maggie: Were going to have trouble. Shes a thinker.

Dick: Shes also a talker.

Jo: I must ask you to leave. You have no right

Maggie: We throw ourselves at your mercy. Havent poor, helpless people like us have a right to make a living?

Jo: I have asked you to leave. That is my right. If the individuals rights are not respected by the group, the group itself cannot exist for long.

Maggie: What does that mean?

Dick: Something like do unto others as youd have others do unto you.

Maggie: Were only going to do unto you for a moment.

 

Jo: You should be ashamed of yourself.

Dick: We dont usually barge in that way.

Jo: I mean, a man of your ability wasting his time photographing silly dresses on silly women.

Dick: I dont know. Most people think theyre beautiful dresses on beautiful women.

Jo: At most, a synthetic beauty

Dick: Hmm

Jo: Trees are beautiful. Why dont you photograph trees?

Dick: I do what I do for a living. It has to do with supply and demand. Youd be amazed how small the demand is for pictures of trees.

Dick: Now listen closely: today you're not happy.

Jo: I'm hurt and...

Dick: Right, now you're a creature of tragedy, heartbroken, suffering, you're Anna Karenina.

Jo: Shall I throw myself under the train?

Dick: We'll see. But for now, just wonderful, noble self-sacrifice. Now, your lover has just kissed you goodbye [He kisses her] You may never know that kiss again, you may never know love again! [She starts to have tears in her eyes] Marcel, make her look sad, put some tears in her eyes.

Marcel: There are already tears in her eyes!

Dick: Good, you're not only a model, you're an actress. Now Jo, give me the works: heartbreak, longing, tragedy. Wet your lips [she wets them]. Good, alright now. La steam!

Marcel: La steam!

Dick: That's great; just like the movie! Poor Anna Karenina. No, no, no, not too much steam. Cut down the steam! That's wonderful! That's it.

FROM LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON

Flanagan: Why did you warn me? 
Ariane: Why? It's simple, really, I'm against to violence. In my opinion, there's too much shoot in the world, and not enough love.
Flanagan: How's that, again?
Ariane: I mean, if people loved each other more, they'd shoot each other less.
Flanagan: Are you a religious fanatic or something?

Flanagan: What does he export and what does he import?
Ariane: Oh, he exports perfume and imports bananas. There's a fortune in it. Do you realize that for one bottle of perfume you get twelve bananas?
Flanagan: Twelve bananas for one bottle of ... Doesn't sound as a hot deal to me.
Ariane: It's a tiny bottle of perfume and very large bananas.

From Audrey herself

"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."

"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."

"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm. As you get older, remember you have another hand: the first is to help yourself, the second is to help others."

The poem that Audrey read to her sons on their last Christmas together (1992):
For attractive lips,
Speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes,
Seek out the good in people.
For a lovely figure,
Share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair,
Let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise,
Walk with the knowledge that you'll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed,
revived, reclaimed and redeemed.
Never throw out anybody.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands,
one for helping yourself, and one for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart.
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 shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing
years only grows!
-Sam Levenson

More quotes and scripts to come!