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 into this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows. There is no code of conduct to help beginners. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.
Topics: Self Confidence, Faith
Getting ahead in a difficult profession — singing, acting, writing, whatever — requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows and unfair reversals. When I think back to those first couple of years in Rome, those endless rejections, without a glimmer of encouragement from anyone, all those failed screen tests, and yet I never let my desire slide away from me, my belief in myself and what I felt I could achieve
Topics: Talent, Accomplishment
Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.
The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.
A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
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.
Topics: Mistakes, Failure, Discovery
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