"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."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Sophia Loren on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Sophia Loren on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Sophia Loren on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Sophia Loren on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Sophia Loren on Ernest Hemingway
"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."
"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."
"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical."
"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."
"Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner."