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I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.

Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same.

If I get married, I want to be very married.

My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.

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 was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.

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.

My own life has been much more than a fairy tale. I've had my share of difficult moments, but whatever difficulties I've gone through, I've always gotten a prize at the end.

I know I have more sex appeal on the tip of my nose than many women in their entire bodies. It doesn't stand out a mile, but it's there.

For me, the only things of interest are those linked to the heart.

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.

Whatever happens, the most important thing is growing old gracefully. And you can't do that on the cover of a fan magazine. (relating to her 'comeback' in 1976)

If I were to write a biography, it would start like this: I was born in Brussels, Belgium, on May 4, 1929... and I died six weeks later." (relating her severe coughing attack when she was six-weeks old, slowly turning blue and finally stopping breathing until her mother's prayers and spanking brought her back to life)

The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.

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 place where love resides.

As a child, I was taught that it was bad manners to bring attention to yourself, and to never, ever make a spectacle of yourself... All of which I've earned a living doing.

I was born with something that appealed to an audience at that particular time...I acted instinctively. I've had one of the greatest schools of all - a whole row of great, great directors.

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.

Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.

People associate me with a time when movies were pleasant, when women wore pretty dresses in films and you heard beautiful music. I always love it when people write me and say 'I was having a rotten time, and I walked into a cinema and saw one of your movies, and it made such a difference.

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.

If I blow my nose, it gets written all over the world.

Some people dream of having a big swimming pool - with me, it's closets.

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