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Friday, January 7, 2011

Favorite Women: Katharine Hepburn

Growing up, one of my favorite women was Katharine Hepburn.

This is probably because my Grandmama looked a lot like her growing up.

And as I got older a beau compared me to her at one point, calling me "Hepburn-esque," likely one of the best compliments I will ever earn in my lifetime.

Some of my favorite quotes by Ms. Hepburn:

"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything."

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."

"We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - you can blame anyone but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change, you're the one who has got to change. It's as simple as that, isn't it?"

"It would be a terrific innovation if you could get your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack."

"Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around wondering about yourself."

Those of you who follow my Twitter or know me personally know that I have had a rough week. This quote by her has always made me feel better:

"Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I've had my share. But whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got not to forget to laugh."

(Photos from Getty Images archive)


  1. I'm sorry you've had a tough week. Katharine Hepburn was a remarkable lady. Thanks for sharing the pictures and quotes, and I hope you're feeling better soon!

  2. I think you totally look like her! I adore her as well and find her endlessly inspiring. Fun post.

    Very sorry about your week. Very tough times all around. You, your parents and your family are in my thoughts.

  3. You are totally a Katharine!!! In so many ways. Bringing Up Baby is one of my top 5 all time favorite movies. I was lucky to write a paper on it in undergrad... Probably the most hours I ever put into anything!

  4. She's a great icon. And I hope things start to look up soon. My best wishes to your family. From the Twitter mom:).

  5. @ Leslie, thanks girl. I really appreciate it and I am feeling better!

  6. @Muffy: Thank you m'dear! Isn't she always such a spunky person in her movie roles? I love that about her.

    Thank you for thinking of my family and I. It has been rough but I am looking forward to the start of a NEW week tomorrow, it has to be better!

  7. @Jamie, I LOVE Bringing Up Baby, but my #1 KH movie has to be A Philadelphia Story. It is so good. I also love her in Adam's Rib, when she is an attorney. So fun.

  8. @LPC, thank you Twitter Mom. XOXO