Julie Andrews quotes

Born
1 October 1935, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

Occupation
Actress, singer.

Julie Andrews is an English actress and singer.

The thrill of being in front of a camera remains exactly the same.
– Julie Andrews

Did you ever notice the color of Mary Poppins‘ petticoats? They were kind of orange and apricot and red. I think she had a secret life going on there.
– Julie Andrews

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

I’m not very good with rap and things like that.
– Julie Andrews

Like most girls, I fantasized about being some sort of a princess.
– Julie Andrews

All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.
– Julie Andrews

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

By nature, I really am a fairly bouncy and sunny individual.
– Julie Andrews

I grew up knowing only war, so for me, it was the way things were. It wasn’t pleasant by any means.
– Julie Andrews

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

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

All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
– Julie Andrews

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

I’d say almost that words come first, melody second.
– Julie Andrews

Garry Marshall is a joy. I feel so utterly safe in his hands.
– Julie Andrews

I think birth and motherhood are not things that you’re trained to do. You might have a good example in your own mum, but nobody teaches you how to be a really great mum.
– Julie Andrews

I’ve always seen the cup as half-full.
– Julie Andrews

I had a lot of learning on my feet.
– Julie Andrews

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

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

I am told that the first comprehensible word I uttered as a child was ‘home.’
– Julie Andrews

When one door closes, another window opens.
– Julie Andrews

You’re always changing your thoughts about things.
– Julie Andrews

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

Our first visit to the Creature Shop is one of the days I will never, ever forget. There was just so much to see and admire and be gobsmacked by.
– 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

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 never start out being a star.
– 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’ve always admired gardens. My father was a great nature lover and would always take me for walks. We lived not too far away from huge rhododendron estates and azalea estates, and when they’re in bloom in England, they’re just riotous.
– 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

I really feel very blessed, and I don’t forget it, either; there’s an awful lot of wonderful talent in this world, and I just seem to be in the right place at the right time.
– Julie Andrews

Let me put it this way: I can sing a hell of an ‘Old Man River,’ way down in the bass.
– Julie Andrews

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

For me, whenever I choose a song to sing, it’s about the lyric first.
– Julie Andrews