Thanks autumnchocolatebooks for nominating me for the quote challenge!
So here’s how this magical thing works-
- For three consecutive days, you have to post a quote.
- Acknowledge the blogger who has nominated you.
- Each day you have to nominate three different bloggers.
- Let the bloggers know you have nominated them.
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
When I was little I used to think I am an old soul. Thinking back on it, I don’t know if that is true, but it is true that my first celebrity role model was an old Hollywood star. I mean, who doesn’t like Audrey Hepburn? Being the 10-ish-year-old girl I was, I did, of course, admire her look very much. And then I started doing an intensive research on her- found out she speaks 6 languages, was the Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF, and for me, she was just the most awesome human being ever.
Hepburn has many well-known quotes, all of them reflecting a sparkling, wise, confident, loving and happy soul. But it is this one that inspires me the most- Audrey Hepburn talking about her down times, and offering the truest advice ever: you don’t get over self-doubt by doubting yourself even more, you do it by forcing yourself to be decisive, driven and open to challenges.
This is not the schadenfreude of seeing the not-so-glam sides of a luminary. I connect to this quote because it is so true, and I would even venture to acknowledge that this is what I am sometimes coping with right now. I think this quote is much needed, by me and by the world.
So… today’s nominations are:
See you tomorrow!