111+ Best Sophia Loren Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Sofia Villani Scicolone Dame Grand Cross OMRI, known professionally as Sophia Loren, is an Italian film actress. She is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Profoundly inspirational Sophia Loren quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Sophia Loren Quotes

A mother always thinks twice: for herself and for the child. – Sophia Loren

It’s necessary to have an energy that carries you forward. You need the will to live, to have a great curiosity. To look for the best in life, to find new interests. – Sophia Loren

The fantasy of a man is the best weapon of a woman. – Sophia Loren

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

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

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

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

Until you lose your mother you don’t know what it is. – Sophia Loren

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

The Fountain of Youth is in your mind. – Sophia Loren

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

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

No press conference announcing a last film. I’d just steal away. Best way because, if by chance after two or three years something interesting comes up, I would not – like Sinatra – have to say: ‘Well, I’ve thought it over and decided to come back.’ – Sophia Loren

The eyes of a woman who never cried can not be beautiful. – Sophia Loren

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

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

You can always dream. Life is full of dreams that you can fulfill. – Sophia Loren

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

Believe me, it is actions that count. – Sophia Loren

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. – Sophia Loren

At this moment, everyone is in crisis, not only in Italy but all over Europe. Only in America do they make films that are successful all over the world. In Europe, production is quite poor. We have three or four or five films, which is not enough. – Sophia Loren

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

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

Style must be adapted to the woman and not vice versa. The same can be said of clothes. – Sophia Loren

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

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

I was not interested in what I could bring to myself by being an actress, but in what I could bring out of myself. – Sophia Loren

Transformation is something I cannot explain – too much analysis might destroy it. – Sophia Loren

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

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti. – Sophia Loren

I know how to say ‘no’ in twelve languages. That’s enough for a woman. – Sophia Loren

I am lucky. I had a very beautiful mother. – Sophia Loren

I hated my father all my life but in his final days I forgave him for all the suffering he caused us. As you grow older, marry, and have children of you own, you learn and forget. I do not forget easily, but I do forgive. – Sophia Loren

There’s no pleasure in working if you don’t do the things you want to do. – Sophia Loren

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

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

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. – Sophia Loren

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

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

There is no greater love potion than regular coffee, brewed his own. When a man tries it, he was not going anywhere. – Sophia Loren

I don’t like to run. I don’t like to jump up and down. Being a big girl and having a bosom, I injure myself! It upsets me, I have to hold my two things. I just can’t jog, there’s something in the way. – Sophia Loren

I’m very susceptible to sex appeal. – Sophia Loren

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

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

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

I like to cook for my friends. It is an act of love because in cooking you can create so many plates and recipes, if you know how to – otherwise you make a mess – but I like it because it’s like a ceremony. You cook for your friends and after, you drink wine and play cards. – Sophia Loren

Beauty is no handicap if you don’t think about it. – Sophia Loren

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

I think for the women of today, because we work and go around a lot, Armani is ideal – simple and elegant at the same time. It’s not eccentric, and everything he does is very subtle. For the evening, I like Gianfranco Ferre. There’s a lot of fantasy and creativity in his clothes. – Sophia Loren

I can’t bear being seen naked. I’m not exactly a tiny woman. When Sophia Loren is naked, this is a lot of nakedness. – Sophia Loren

I firmly believe we can make our own miracles if we believe strongly enough in ourselves and our mission on earth. – Sophia Loren

I still like me, inside and out. Not in a vain way – I just feel good in my skin. – Sophia Loren

You do not become a star, you are born a star. A star is born with that indefinable extra something. – Sophia Loren

I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up. – Sophia Loren

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. – Sophia Loren

Once I put myself into a thing, I do my utmost, my very, very best. – Sophia Loren

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

A dog is faithful, a woman never. – Sophia Loren

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

You have to believe in marriage and you have to believe in a relationship between two people. If you really think in your life that you have found the right person, you have to stick to it, even though there are ups and downs. If you really believe in your union, you have to nourish it and work for it, then you can really spend your life together forever. – Sophia Loren

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

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

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

For me, it is good to be vulnerable. It makes me nice… weak sometimes, but in a good way, not a tragic way. – Sophia Loren

When I was a child, fear was common to my life – fear of having nothing to eat, fear of the other children taunting me at school because I was illegitimate, and particularly fear of the big bombers appearing overhead and dropping their lethal bursts from the sky. – Sophia Loren

Sometimes you feel a need to express yourself, and there is no better way than to go to places where people need everything. It’s dramatic, it’s tragic. You just can’t understand why, in the world of today, there are still things like that. The images you see on TV kill you. Of course when you are there (at these trouble spots) you can’t turn off the TV. You are face-to-face with reality. – Sophia Loren

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

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

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

I’m not Italian, I am Neapolitan! It’s another thing! – Sophia Loren

William Klein has eyes like a knife. He is ruthless and outrageous but never mean – he is tender and funny and violent – and, I’m sure, really in love with our crazy Rome. – Sophia Loren

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. – Sophia Loren

I don’t like to go in places where women talk and gossip. The atmosphere I don’t like, even though you can sometimes meet nice people. For me, it’s a waste of time. – Sophia Loren

Beauty is in you and is reflected in your eyes. It is not material. – Sophia Loren

I’m an actress. It’s my passion. – Sophia Loren

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

It’s a mistake to think that once you’re done with school you need never learn anything new. – Sophia Loren

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

Ignorance has its virtues; without it there’d be mighty little conversation. – Sophia Loren

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

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

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

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

I do not know if I really am a big star. And in fact that is not the most important thing for me. 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. This is what has happened to me, it is just like that. – Sophia Loren

Good food is a celebration of life. – Sophia Loren

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

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

If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful. – Sophia Loren

Though poor and anxious to work, I refused to alter anything. They would take me as I looked or not at all…. Eventually I profited by looking like myself and not like what was fashionable years ago with certain film technicians in Rome. – Sophia Loren

Hate is unfulfilled love. – Sophia Loren

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

Luck assists fortune, you need to catch the moment. Otherwise the opportunity fades. – Sophia Loren

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

i have no regrets. regret only makes wrinkles. – Sophia Loren

Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now. – Sophia Loren

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

It is very important for an actor or actress to look around at everything and everyone and never forget about real life. – Sophia Loren

The girl who swears no one has ever made love to her has a right to swear. – Sophia Loren

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

I was so skinny, they gave me the nickname stechetto – the stick. I was tall, thin, ugly and dark like an Arab girl. I looked strange. All eyes. No flesh on my bones. – Sophia Loren

I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0. – Sophia Loren

Sex appeal is 50% what you’ve got and 50% what people think you’ve got. – Sophia Loren

I am against all war. – Sophia Loren

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

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

As far as beauty is concerned, in order to be confident we must accept that the way we look and feel is our own responsibility. – Sophia Loren

I was born wise. Street-wise, people-wise, self-wise. This wisdom was my birthright. – Sophia Loren

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

And as I walk round the park I always think, ‘Maybe round the corner I am going to find something beautiful.’ I always think positively. It is very rare that you find me in a mood that is sad or melancholic. – Sophia Loren

I don’t go for films that exalt violence. I don’t want them in my house. Sometimes my children see them. But nowadays they do it so truthfully and with so much passion that you are shocked. – Sophia Loren

Where youthful beauty is unconscious, mature beauty is knowing and sophisticated. – Sophia Loren