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born September 20, 1934; Italian actress

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
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Everything you see I owe to pasta.
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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.
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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 have truly
defeated age.
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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.
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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.
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The only people who never make mistakes are the ones who don't do anything. Mistakes are
part of the dues one pays for living a full life.
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If you haven't cried, your eyes cannot be beautiful.
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It's a mistake to think that once you're done with school you need never learn anything new.
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If you can learn to use your mind as well as your powder puff, you will become more truly
beautiful.
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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.
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Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
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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.
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I was not interested in what I could bring to myself by being an actress, but in what I could
bring out of myself.
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I'm not Italian, I am Neapolitan! It's another thing.
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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.
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When Sophia Loren is naked, that is a lot of nakedness.
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It is very important for an actor or actress to look around at everything and everyone and
never forget about real life.
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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.
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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.
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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that
you truly give.
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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.
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My philosophy is that it's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe and not
to explore at all.
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Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got.
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I do not have a set regimen of exercise. The only activity I really enjoy is swimming. And I
love to walk for long distances.
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I firmly believe we can make our own miracles if we believe strongly enough in ourselves and
our mission on earth.
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I always wake up early and jump out of bed – sometimes not wanting to, because one can
always find an alibi not to exercise – and then I take a walk for an hour. And as I walk around
the park I always think, "Maybe around 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.
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The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and have been born in
poverty.
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A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence, serving its purpose without obstructing
the view.
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