65 Sophia Loren Quotes On Success In Life

Sofia Villani Scicolone Dame Grand Cross OMRI known professionally as Sophia Loren is an Italian actress. She was named by the American Film Institute as the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema. She is currently the only living actress and the highest-ranked living person mentioned on the list. Loren’s also one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. These Sophia Loren quotes will motivate you.

Best Sophia Loren Quotes

  1. “I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0.” ~ Sophia Loren
  2. “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” ~ Sophia Loren
  3. “Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” ~ 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 the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” ~ Sophia Loren
  5. “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
  6. “Mistakes are the price of an interesting life.” ~ Sophia Loren

  7. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” ~ Sophia Loren
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “I firmly believe we can make our own miracles if we believe strongly enough in ourselves and our mission on earth.” ~ Sophia Loren
  11. “I know how to say ‘no’ in twelve languages. That’s enough for a woman.” ~ Sophia Loren

  12. “If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful.” ~ Sophia Loren
  13. “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
  14. “The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for.” ~ Sophia Loren
  15. “True happiness is impossible without solitude…. I need solitude in my life as I need food and drink and the laughter of little children. Extravagant though it may sound, solitude is the filter of my soul. It nourishes me, and rejuvenates me. Left alone, I discovered that I keep myself good company.” ~ Sophia Loren
  16. “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. Here I am. I can walk around. I can talk. I can see things and remember things. I am alive. How wonderful!” ~ Sophia Loren
  17. “When I’m walking along in the street, I always feel that around the corner,there is something wonderful waiting for me. That’s my attitude.” ~ Sophia Loren
  18. “Sex appeal is 50% what you’ve got and 50% what people think you’ve got.” ~ Sophia Loren

  19. “A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.” ~ Sophia Loren
  20. “I have never judged myself by other people‚Äôs standards. I have always expected a great deal of myself, and if I fail, I fail myself.” ~ Sophia Loren
  21. “Believe me, it is actions that count.” ~ Sophia Loren
  22. “Where youthful beauty is unconscious, mature beauty is knowing and sophisticated.” ~ Sophia Loren
  23. “The fantasy of a man is the best weapon of a woman.” ~ Sophia Loren
  24. “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
  25. “Beauty is no handicap if you don’t think about it.” ~ Sophia Loren

  26. “The right hairstyle can make a plain woman beautiful and a beautiful woman unforgettable.” ~ Sophia Loren
  27. “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
  28. “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
  29. “The Fountain of Youth is in your mind.” ~ Sophia Loren
  30. “i have no regrets. regret only makes wrinkles.” ~ Sophia Loren
  31. “There’s no pleasure in working if you don’t do the things you want to do.” ~ Sophia Loren
  32. “Sex is like washing your face – just something you do because you have to. Sex without love is absolutely ridiculous. Sex follows love, it never precedes it.” ~ Sophia Loren , Sophia Loren quotes about love
  33. “Until you lose your mother you don’t know what it is.” ~ Sophia Loren

  34. “Success, I would find out, is interior. It has to do with self-fulfillment and the joy of living.” ~ Sophia Loren
  35. “The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.” ~ Sophia Loren
  36. “Many people think they want things, but they don’t really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough.” ~ Sophia Loren
  37. “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
  38. “You can always dream. Life is full of dreams that you can fulfill.” ~ Sophia Loren , Sophia Loren quotes about life
  39. “I think what you have inside reflects very much in your face, in your expression. If you can find a kind of equilibrium in life, you never really get old, because you have that kind of ingenuity and innocence inside that gives you that brightness and that glint in your eye that generally, getting older, you lose.” ~ Sophia Loren
  40. “Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.” ~ Sophia Loren

  41. “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
  42. “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
  43. “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
  44. “Cooking is an act of love, a gift, a way of sharing with others the little secrets — ‘piccoli segreti’ — that are simmering on the burners.” ~ Sophia Loren
  45. “I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up.” ~ Sophia Loren

  46. “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
  47. “Good food is a celebration of life.” ~ Sophia Loren , Sophia Loren quotes about food
  48. “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
  49. “My mother taught me the most important principles, to be determined in life, to be disciplined, to be able to understand that there are some things that you can’t do and other things you have to do, that you always have to be surrounded by love, that you have to be understanding.” ~ Sophia Loren
  50. “Hate is unfulfilled love.” ~ Sophia Loren

  51. “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
  52. “You do not become a star, you are born a star. A star is born with that indefinable extra something.” ~ Sophia Loren
  53. “Beauty is in you and is reflected in your eyes. It is not material.” ~ Sophia Loren , Sophia Loren quotes about beauty
  54. “It’s a mistake to think that once you’re done with school you need never learn anything new.” ~ Sophia Loren
  55. “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
  56. “The eyes of a woman who never cried can not be beautiful.” ~ Sophia Loren
  57. “If you can learn to use your mind as well as your powder puff, you will become more truly beautiful.” ~ Sophia Loren
  58. “I am lucky. I had a very beautiful mother.” ~ Sophia Loren

  59. “Jealousy is a miserable feeling. It means you aspire to something that you cannot have. Even in love, it is better to leave, better not to waste time.” ~ Sophia Loren
  60. “A dog is faithful, a woman never.” ~ Sophia Loren
  61. “Getting ahead in a difficult profession – singing, acting, writing, whatever requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows and unfair reversals. When I think back to those first couple of years in Rome, those endless rejections, without a glimmer of encouragement from anyone, all those failed screen tests, and yet I never let my desire slide away from me, my belief in myself and what I felt I could achieve.” ~ Sophia Loren
  62. “I was blessed with a sense of my own destiny. I have never sold myself short. 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. So failure or reversal does not bring out resentment in me because I cannot blame others for any misfortune that befalls me.” ~ Sophia Loren
  63. “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
  64. “Be honest about what you can get. To make a sacrifice and to get what you want you need to be very certain. In other words: always think about your objective, have a clear goal and commit to it from the heart.” ~ Sophia Loren
  65. “You really have to be satisfied with what you are and accept from life what it still very generously offers you – and notice it, and be glad for it.” ~ Sophia Loren

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