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

— Sophia Loren

The most inspiring Sophia Loren quotes that will inspire your inner self

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


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.

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Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life.


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.


I'd much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0.


The most indespensible ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for.


Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.


If you haven't cried, your eyes can't be beautiful.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


About Sophia Loren

Quotes 138 sayings
Nationality Italian
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

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.


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!


My philosophy is that it's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe and not to explore at all.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


I think the quality of sexiness comes from within.


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


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


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.


Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself.


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


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.


I am lucky. I had a very beautiful mother.


Mistakes are the price of an interesting life.


Sex appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got.


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.


Good food is a celebration of life.


I was not intrigued with the accouterments of success and fame, the furs, jewels, expensive automobiles and mansions... I can assure you that these things were not on my mind when I sat spellbound in that Pozzuoli movie house. It was what these performers on the screen were doing, not what they received for doing it.


Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.


I eat a lot of salad, a little meat, and some fruit—that’s all. But I like sweets.


I exist only because inside of me and above all else I am only and above all a Neapolitan. Naples exists inside of me, and always will. Fortunately for me there is this treasure that I have inside of me and, when I need it, then I pull it out.


I believe that rewards in life are deserved.

Every reward is the fruit of discipline, of dedication and of sacrifices. And of stubbornness.


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


Transformation is something I cannot explain - too much analysis might destroy it.


If you don't have the roots somewhere, it's very difficult for people to work with you. Because you are a different person from them. They don't know you, really. They don't know how you feel.


i have no regrets. regret only makes wrinkles.


If you can learn to use your mind as well as your powder puff, you will become more truly beautiful.


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.


The facts of life are that a child who has seen war cannot be compared with a child who doesn't know what war is except from television.


You have to be born a sex symbol. You don't become one. If you're born with it, you'll have it even when you're 100 years old.


There is no greater love potion than regular coffee, brewed his own.

When a man tries it, he was not going anywhere.


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.