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70 Sophia Loren Quotes From The Hollywood Golden Age Star

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Sophia Loren is an Italian actress who took Hollywood by storm in the '60s.

This Italian actress was the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for a foreign film after her turn as a mother in the Vittorio De Sica classic 'Two Women'. Her other notable works include  'The Pride And The Passion', 'Houseboat', 'It Started In Naples',  'Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow', and 'Marriage Italian Style'.

After such an acclaimed career, it comes as no surprise that Sophia Loren quotes from her interviews, books, and columns are famous all over the world. So, without much delay let us take a look at some of the best Sophia Loren quotes.

If you like to read more quotes like Sophia Loren quotes, check out [Cary Grant quotes] and Elizabeth Taylor quotes.

Inspirational Sophia Loren Quotes

Sophia Loren quotes are famous all over the world.

Here are some Sophia Loren quotes for you to inspire you.

1. "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.

2. "Mistakes are the price of an interesting life."

- Sophia Loren, 'Sophia, Living & Loving: Her Own Story'.

3. "...every opportunity is a big opportunity, especially when you are starting out..."

- Sophia Loren, 'Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My Life'.

4. "The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty."

– Sophia Loren.

5. "I firmly believe we can make our own miracles if we believe strongly enough in ourselves and our mission on earth."

- Sophia Loren.

6. "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.

7. "Discipline is the great equalizer."

- Sophia Loren.

8. "If you don't have the roots somewhere, it's very difficult for people to work with you."

- Sophia Loren.

9. "You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation."

- Sophia Loren.

10. "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, 'Sophia, Living & Loving: Her Own Story'.

11. "Isn't it wonderful to be alive? You know, you can forget all about it. Then suddenly you remember and think of all the things you can do."

- Sophia Loren.

12. "Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now."

- Sophia Loren.

13. "Believe me, it is actions that count."

- Sophia Loren.

14. "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, 'Sophia, Living & Loving: Her Own Story'.

15. "You cannot say, because I am from Naples so I like the mixture of drama and comedy all together."

- Sophia Loren.

16. "It's a mistake to think that once you're done with school you need never learn anything new."

- Sophia Loren.

17. "If you haven't cried, your eyes cannot be beautiful"

- Sophia Loren.

18. "I work when I feel like I can do something that pleases me, that I think I can give a little more than I've given up to yesterday."

- Sophia Loren.

19. "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.

20. "So I have been corrupted by selfish people's persistence, and that has been the biggest mistake of my life."

- Sophia Loren, 'Sophia, Living & Loving: Her Own Story'.

Beautiful Quotes On Beauty And Women By Sophia Loren

Being a symbol of ageless beauty, Sophia Loren quotes on beauty and womanhood should be read by every woman.

21. "At the dressing table, every woman has a chance to be an artist, and art, as Aristotle said, 'completes what nature left unfinished.'"

- Sophia Loren, 'Women & Beauty'.

22. "Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical."

- Sophia Loren.

23. "A love of life, spaghetti and the odd bath in virgin olive oil. Everything I have I owe to spaghetti."

- Sophia Loren.

24. "Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful."

- Sophia Loren.

25. "Being beautiful can never hurt, but you have to have more."

- Sophia Loren.

26. "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, 'Women & Beauty'.

27. "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.

28. "My mother was so beautiful, she really was a wonderful person. Always walking like a queen. Like she owned the world. Maybe I took something from her."

- Sophia Loren.

29. "The mirror of your health is your skin. If you drink, it shows in your face; if you eat the wrong foods, you have pimples. If you take care of your food and you lead a healthy life, your skin will look wonderful."

- Sophia Loren.

30. "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, 'Women & Beauty'.

31. "A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view."

- Sophia Loren.

32. "Where youthful beauty is unconscious, mature beauty is knowing and sophisticated."

- Sophia Loren.

33. "Being a Hollywood beauty was a mixed blessing... The fact that I became one is probably the loveliest, most glamorous, and fortunate misunderstanding."

- Sophia Loren.

34. "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.

35. "I know how to say 'no' in twelve languages. That's enough for a woman."

- Sophia Loren.

36. "You have to believe in marriage and you have to believe in a relationship between two people."

- Sophia Loren.

37. "Learn to use your brains as deftly as your powder box, and then maybe you have a powder box and do not need."

- Sophia Loren.

38. "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.

39. "Men always marry younger girls, but sometimes when a woman who's very mature marries a younger man, she's criticized. It needs to be corrected."

- Sophia Loren.

40. "Real manliness is nurtured in kindness and gentleness, which I associate with intelligence, comprehension, tolerance, justice, education, and high morality."

- Sophia Loren.

41. "I don't believe in anti-aging creams. I believe the skin should be clean, should be nourished, but most of all you should eat the right things."

- Sophia Loren.

43. "The right hairstyle can make a plain woman beautiful and a beautiful woman unforgettable."

- Sophia Loren.

44. "There is no better love potion than a coffee. When a man drinks the coffee made by you he will become forever yours."

- Sophia Loren.

45. "Beauty is no handicap if you don't think about it."

- Sophia Loren.

Sophia Loren Quotes On Life, Food And Herself

Sophia Loren stills acts and inspired people.

These Sophia Loren quotes show her take on life and herself. As someone who loves to cook, you'll also find some Sophia Loren quotes on food. There are also some really funny Sophia Loren quotes:

46. "I was not intrigued with the accouterments of success and fame, the furs, jewels, expensive automobiles, and mansions."

- Sophia Loren, 'Sophia, Living & Loving: Her Own Story'.

47. "I don't go for films that exalt violence. I don't want them in my house."

- Sophia Loren.

48. "What counts in life is to bring about more of your own dreams. In such a way that your life becomes like a fairy tale."

- Sophia Loren.

49. "Food makes people happy, it takes you back home, it says so many things that words can’t say."

- Sophia Loren, 'Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My Life'.

50. "I don't like to run. I don't like to jump up and down."

- Sophia Loren.

51. "I like to cook for my friends. It is an act of love because in cooking you can create so many plates and recipes..."

- Sophia Loren.

52. "I do not know if I really am a big star. And in fact, that is not the most important thing for me."

- Sophia Loren.

53. "Success, I would find out, is interior. It has to do with self-fulfillment and the joy of living."

- Sophia Loren.

54. "I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful."

- Sophia Loren

55. "I was born wise. Street-wise, people-wise, self-wise. This wisdom was my birthright. I was also born old."

- Sophia Loren.

56. "You do not become a star, you are born a star. A star is born with that indefinable extra something."

- Sophia Loren.

57. "I was blessed with a sense of my own destiny. I have never sold myself short."

- Sophia Loren, 'Sophia, Living & Loving: Her Own Story'.

58. "Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner."

- Sophia Loren.

59. "There's no pleasure in working if you don't do the things you want to do."

- Sophia Loren.

60. "Sometimes when you involve yourself in so many things, you can't do any of them well - and I like to do everything perfectly."

- Sophia Loren.

61. "I don't understand people who hide from their past."

- Sophia Loren.

62. "Until you lose your mother you don't know what it is."

- Sophia Loren.

63. "Hate is unfulfilled love."

- Sophia Loren.

64. "I walk, walk, walk, walk. That's very good for your heart."

- Sophia Loren.

65. "Naples is so strong, so vital. It’s about music and dance. Books and books of history. Read all the books first and then we can talk."

- Sophia Loren.

67. "I'm an actress. It's my passion. It's - I've always lived for acting."

- Sophia Loren.

68. "I wanted to be able to walk into the kind of places my father walked into. I wanted to understand what it was like to live like he did."

- Sophia Loren.

69. "I'm sick when I don't work for a year or two."

- Sophia Loren.

70. "I'm a giraffe. I even walk like a giraffe with a long neck and legs. It's a pretty dumb animal, mind you."

- Sophia Loren.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Sophia Loren quotes, then why not take a look at [Hollywood quotes], or Katharine Hepburn quotes.

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