33 Sophia Loren Quotes: Sayings of the Dame of the Grand Cross


1. “I firmly believe we can make our own miracles if we believe strongly enough in ourselves and our mission on earth.” — SOPHIA LOREN


2. “Success, I would find out, is interior. It has to do with self-fulfillment and the joy of living.” — SOPHIA LOREN


3. “Ignorance has its virtues; without it there’d be mighty little conversation.” — SOPHIA LOREN


4. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” — SOPHIA LOREN

5. “Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.” — SOPHIA LOREN


6. “If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful.” — SOPHIA LOREN



7. “Being beautiful can never hurt, but you have to have more. You have to sparkle, you have to be fun, you have to make your brain work if you have one.” — SOPHIA LOREN


8. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” — SOPHIA LOREN


9. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” — SOPHIA LOREN


10. “Mistakes are a part of the dues one pays for a full life.” — SOPHIA LOREN


11. “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” — SOPHIA LOREN


12. “A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.” — SOPHIA LOREN


13. “I can’t tell you that I like getting older, but I think I can cope with it because everybody gets older. Sometimes it’s a little upsetting because time goes by and you want to do more and you have to accept life for what it is and find some new motivation that gives you drive and enthusiasm.” — SOPHIA LOREN


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14. “The first woman was created from the rib of a man. She was not made from his head to top him, nor from his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal to him.” — SOPHIA LOREN


15. “You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about.” — SOPHIA LOREN


16. “If you can learn to use your mind as well as your powder puff, you will become more truly beautiful.” — SOPHIA LOREN


17. “I have my own peculiar yardstick for measuring a man: Does he have the courage to cry in a moment of grief? Does he have the compassion not to hunt an animal? In his relationship with a woman, is he gentle? Real manliness is nurtured in kindness and gentleness, which I associate with intelligence, comprehension, tolerance, justice, education, and high morality. If only men realized how easy it is to open a woman’s heart with kindness, and how many women close their hearts to the assaults of the Don Juans.” — SOPHIA LOREN


18. “The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.” — SOPHIA LOREN



19. “Any woman can look her best if she feels good in her skin. It’s not a question of clothes or makeup. It’s how she sparkles.” — SOPHIA LOREN


20. “The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for.”— SOPHIA LOREN


21. “My philosophy is that it’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe and not to explore at all.”— SOPHIA LOREN


22. “I’ve never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don’t understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.” — SOPHIA LOREN


23. “Hate is unfulfilled love.” — SOPHIA LOREN


24. “I have never judged myself by other people’s standards. I have always expected a great deal of myself, and if I fail, I fail myself.” — SOPHIA LOREN


25. “After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.”— SOPHIA LOREN


26. “I have no regrets. regret only makes wrinkles.”— SOPHIA LOREN



27. “Once I put myself into a thing, I do my utmost, my very, very best.”— SOPHIA LOREN


28. “You must all, somewhere deep in your hearts, believe that you have a special beauty that is like no other and that is so valuable that you must not abandon it. Indeed, you must learn to cherish it.” — SOPHIA LOREN


29. “I believe that rewards in life are deserved. Every reward is the fruit of discipline, of dedication and of sacrifices. And of stubbornness.”— SOPHIA LOREN


30. “Luck assists fortune, you need to catch the moment. Otherwise the opportunity fades.”— SOPHIA LOREN


31. “I think the quality of sexiness comes from within. It is something that is in you or it isn’t and it really doesn’t have much to do with breasts or thighs or the pout of your lips.”— SOPHIA LOREN


32. “You do not become a star, you are born a star. A star is born with that indefinable extra something.”— SOPHIA LOREN


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