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In Julie Andrews’ autobiographical work, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, the renowned actress and singer reflects on her childhood in Surrey, England. Born in 1935 to a father who was an Episcopal priest and a mother who was a violinist and pianist, Andrews displayed talent at an early age. She made her stage debut at the age of 12 in London’s West End and went on to star in several Broadway productions. In 1965, Andrews starred as Maria von Trapp in the popular movie musical The Sound of Music. Her performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Throughout her career, Andrews has been celebrated for her vocal range, acting prowess, and tireless work ethic.

Here are the most inspiring Work, Music, Love, Lucky, Life, Art, Singing, Family quotes from Julie Andrews, and much more.


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About Julie Andrews

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1 October 1935

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Actress, Singer, Dancer, Author

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The arts need funding. — Julie Andrews

You can’t bring the arts too soon to kids. — Julie Andrews

More than anything, the arts are the best teaching tool. — Julie Andrews

I’ve long wanted to introduce children to the wonder of the arts. — Julie Andrews

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The arts bridge cultures; they’re good for the economy, and they’re good for fostering empathy and decency. — Julie Andrews

If you’re not educated to enjoy the arts, if you’re not taken to a concert, or you don’t hear something beautiful, you don’t know what you’re missing. — Julie Andrews

The arts are usually the first thing to be cut in schools or regional programs. — Julie Andrews


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Programs that bring the arts to young kids are always the first to be cut. It’s mind–boggling to me. — Julie Andrews


I like–I actually love classical music very much. — Julie Andrews

i like i actually love classical music very much Julie Andrews quote

If the director says you can do better, particularly in a love scene, then it is rather embarrassing. — Julie Andrews

I love my garden. I love my privacy. I’m very fierce about it. I try not to let too many people into my home. That’s my private place. — Julie Andrews

I love that President and Mrs. Obama are embracing the arts. I am so delighted. — Julie Andrews

Pax amor et lepos in iocando. Latin for Peace, love and sense of fun. — Julie Andrews Edwards

I have always wished I could learn to be a potter. I love collecting ceramics; it would be so fulfilling to create something lovely. — Julie Andrews

i love that president and mrs obama are embracing the arts i am so delighted Julie Andrews quote

As a rule, my focus is on classical music, but I love jazz. I love everything, actually. — Julie Andrews

It’s all about giving back, helping people and encouraging people. I love to do that. — Julie Andrews

I’ve made my pact with the Lord for the next lifetime. I would love to be a first–class musician. A super one. — Julie Andrews

All love shifts and changes. — Julie Andrews

I Google’d myself a lot of times believe me. A lot of people know more about me than I knew. — Julie Andrews

pax amor et lepos in iocando latin for peace love and sense of fun Julie Andrews edwards quote


I think I’m one of the very lucky ladies. — Julie Andrews

You take any job that comes along, and if you’re really lucky, the movie takes off. — Julie Andrews

I’m the lucky lady that was asked to be in those wonderful iconic pieces. — Julie Andrews

I’m the lucky one who got asked to do ‘The Sound of Music’ and all the other lovely things that I did. — Julie Andrews

My parents were in Vaudeville, in musical. And I would tour with them and had a couple of wonderfully lucky breaks in England. — Julie Andrews

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Singing has never been particularly easy for me. — Julie Andrews

I miss singing very, very much, but the best thing is I have never been busier. — Julie Andrews

For me, singing was always about the lyrics. I’m hopeless at singing songs that don’t have a core. — Julie Andrews

Broadway is a tough, tough arena for singing. — Julie Andrews

I love singing, and I came to absolutely adore it in the later part of my career. — Julie Andrews

singing has never been particularly easy for me Julie Andrews quote

The music and lyrics of Rodgers & Hammerstein connect seamlessly. Singing those beautiful songs was a joyous experience for me, and one that I will never forget. — Julie Andrews

I miss singing with an orchestra because that’s the most uplifting thing that I ever knew. It is just such a fabulous feeling. — Julie Andrews

Singing has been a cherished gift, and my inability to sing has been a devastating blow. — Julie Andrews

You’d think, of course, it’s about the melody–that’s a given. But really, I’m no good at singing a song unless it has a good lyric. — Julie Andrews

I’m not singing anymore; that is why I am so pleased to be writing. My daughter said, ‘You just found a different way of using your voice. — Julie Andrews

i miss singing very very much but the best thing is i have never been busier Julie Andrews quote


The anateur works until they get something right. The professional works until they can’t go wrong. — Julie Andrews

Marriage is the hardest work you’re ever going to do. — Julie Andrews

How dare one act like a diva when you have a lot of work to do and you need to find your disciplines and so on? — Julie Andrews

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Don’t you get a swollen head. There’s always someone who could come and do what you do, maybe even better, so be grateful and work hard. — Julie Andrews

Sometimes oppurtunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it. — Julie Andrews Edwards

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As you become older, you become less judgmental and take offense less. But marriage is hard work; the illusion that you get married and live happily ever after is absolute rubbish. — Julie Andrews

Behaving like a princess is work. It’s not just about looking beautiful or wearing a crown. It’s more about how you are inside. — Julie Andrews

I’m beginning to think that I like the behind–the–scenes work as much as I do in front of the camera as I get a little bit older. — Julie Andrews

I work out as little as I can for as much gain as I can. Yoga and a little bit of ballet––only 30 or 40 minutes every other day. I keep supple for myself more than for roles. — Julie Andrews

I think it’s the essence of any film and any stage production–any work where you do work with other people–of course collaboration is hugely important. One does for awhile become family. — Julie Andrews

steadiness is coming up short 19 times and succeeding the twentieth Julie Andrews quote

I’d say just go with the flow. And I take my hat off to any mother out there who works full–time and raises a family as well. It’s hard work. — Julie Andrews

I am a liberated woman. And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money. But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on. — Julie Andrews

Steadiness is coming up short 19 times and succeeding the twentieth. — Julie Andrews

Hopefully, I brought people a certain joy. That will be a wonderful legacy. — Julie Andrews

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. — Julie Andrews Edwards


I was lucky enough to be the lady that was asked to be Maria in the Sound Of Music, and that film was fortunate enough to be huge hit. The same with Mary Poppins. I got terribly lucky in that respect. — Julie Andrews

I do not knock ‘Poppins’ or ‘The Sound of Music.’ They gave me pleasure, and I know they’ve given a lot of people enormous pleasure. — Julie Andrews

Because of the Thames I have always loved inland waterways–water in general, water sounds–there’s music in water. Brooks babbling, fountains splashing. Weirs, waterfalls; tumbling, gushing. — Julie Andrews

Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today. Feed the soul art and music, it will live forever. — Julie Andrews

Much as I adore the melodies, I choose a song for what it has to say. — Julie Andrews

much as i adore the melodies i choose a song for what it has to say Julie Andrews quote


I think family matters to me enormously. In fact, family is the first priority. If my family is good, I can do anything. If they’re not, I’m a basket case. — Julie Andrews

If you’ve been fortunate enough to do a film that appeals to the entire family, that’s the audience that’s probably going to come back to you in something else. — Julie Andrews

I play with my grandchildren. I tend to my garden, which I love. Of course, I love to read, and family is really what it’s all about. — Julie Andrews

My sense of the family history is somewhat sketchy, because my mother kept a great deal to herself. — Julie Andrews

I have been called a nun with a switchblade where my privacy is concerned. I think there’s a point where one says, that’s for family, that’s for me. — Julie Andrews

I didn’t know other children from divorced families, and I was a bit of a lost soul for a while. Then suddenly, I was performing. And it gave me an identity. — Julie Andrews


I had no education whatsoever, and my mother said, ‘Oh, you’ll get a much better education in life.’ I did to some extent, though I always wish I could have tried it. — Julie Andrews

A lot of my life happened in great, wonderful bursts of good fortune, and then I would race to be worthy of it. — Julie Andrews

You just don’t know in life. Life knocks you about and pushes you over boundaries. But be ready. Do your homework; that’s all I can say. — Julie Andrews

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. — Julie Andrews

There’s nothing like the joy of the arts, and promoting the arts early in children is going to give them such a start in life in a way. — Julie Andrews

I come from a long line of below–stairs maids and gardeners. Good ol’ peasant stock. My mother and her sister made a quantum leap out of that life. Then I made another quantum leap. — Julie Andrews

I think every young girl at some point in her early life wonders what it’s like to be a princess. They like the idea of dressing up and the fun of it. — Julie Andrews

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