Happy birthday to the iconic Italian beauty, Sophia Loren!
Sophia Loren has been considered one of the most beautiful women in the word! Nevertheless, she is defined by much more than her stunning features. She has won an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Grammy Award, a Laurel Award, the Honorary Academy Award and five special Golden Globes.
She has spoken inspiring words on various topics including beauty, pain, solitude, family, optimism, and self-discovery that are still quoted today. Some of these quotes may be familiar to you.
“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
“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’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
“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
Most inspiring of all, Sophia is not letting her age hinder her! She is currently filming a new movie entitled “The Life Ahead” . Sophia will play the role of Madame Rose, an individual who survived the Holocaust in real life and became friends with a 12-year-old Senegalese boy. She is truly proving that age is just a number and that you should never let it deter you from doing the things you love.
- Main Image: Instagram – Simply Sophia Loren