Our Favorite Practically Perfect Quotes From Dame Julie Andrews

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Julie Andrews is, and always will be, royalty in America’s eyes. Throughout her fruitful and successful career, she has received an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Primetime Emmys, three Grammys, and six Golden Globes. 

She has blessed our screens for decades as a prim and proper, magical nanny, a nun with a rebellious spirit, the Queen of a fictional land, and many more characters. She has graced many stages and captivated many audiences while also dabbling in voice acting and lending her voice to iconic characters throughout the years. 

Julie Andrews has also dedicated her life to loving the people around her. Whether that be her costars, family, or fans, Andrews extends love and respect to everyone she meets. 

It’s no wonder that this brilliant star has ages of wisdom under her belt! Today we’re sharing our favorite Julie Andrews quotes.

On Working Hard

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“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”

“Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.”

“Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes, you can grab it.”

On Life

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“You just don’t know in life. Life knocks you about and pushes you over boundaries. Be ready. Do your homework; that’s all I can say.”

“Miracles are happening every day. I do think that’s true. If you can take the time to look. It took me a while to learn that, though some children know it instinctively and they do have wonder when they are kids. But the trouble is, as we grow older, we lose it.”

“Have you noticed how nobody ever looks up? Nobody looks at chimneys, or trees against the sky, or the tops of buildings. Everybody just looks down at the pavement or their shoes. The whole world could pass them by and most people wouldn’t notice.”

On The Arts

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“The arts bridge cultures; they’re good for the economy, and they’re good for fostering empathy and decency.”

“Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today. Feed the soul art and music, it will live forever.”

On Love

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“Use your knowledge, and your heart, to stand up for those who can’t stand, speak for those who can’t speak, be a beacon of light for those whose lives have become dark.”

“Leave everything you do, every place you go, everything you touch a little better for your having been there.”

“Be a part of all that is decent and be an ambassador for the kind of world you want to live in.”

On Staying Strong

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“If you remain calm in the midst of great chaos, it is the surest guarantee that it will eventually subside.”

“When adversity hits, go out and learn something.”


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