"I am, and forever will be, devastated by the gift of Audrey Hepburn before my camera…. I cannot lift her to greater heights. She is already there. I can only record, I cannot interpret her. There is no going further than who she was….She has achieved in herself her ultimate portrait."
— Richard Avedon about Audrey Hepburn
"For Richard,” she told the audience, “I’ve happily swung through swings, stood in clouds of steam, been drenched with rain, and descended endless flights of stairs without looking and without breaking my neck…. Only with Richard have I been able to shed my innate self-consciousness in front of the camera. Is it his sweetness? Is it his sense of fun? The assurance that you know you’re going to end up looking the way you wished you looked?"
— Audrey Hepburn presenting her dear friend Richard Avedon with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.