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

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.

I always try to have a vacation.

I'm a giraffe. I even walk like a giraffe with a long neck and legs. It's a pretty dumb animal, mind you.

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.

I am lucky. I had a very beautiful mother.

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

It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.

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.

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

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.

Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got.

I'm a very shy person and I never tried to do theater.

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.

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.

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

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.'

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

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.

I am against all war.

A mother has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.

I walk, walk, walk, walk. That's very good for your heart.

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.

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.

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

It's a mistake to think that once you're done with school you need never learn anything new.

I think, in our life I think that when you are an actor, when you are a producer, you have to be very discreet about your personal life, and you have to be closed in, in harmony and in affection and in everything.

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.

I'm sick when I don't work for year or two.

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

I'm an actress. It's my passion. It's - I've always lived for acting.

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.

Be careful about what you eat because otherwise you get fat! Do you like to be fat? Eat very, very, very little things. Almost starve, but I don't starve, because I eat very much.

You cannot say, because I am from Naples so I like the mixture of drama and comedy all together.

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.

I'm an actress. It's my passion.

If you haven't cried, your eyes can't be beautiful.

I'm a very shy person, and I never tried to do theater. I've been asked many, many times by the most incredible authors in America to do theater. And I always said no, not knowing what it is to be on the stage and to do theater.

I eat a lot of salad, a little meat, and some fruit. That's all. But I like sweets.

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.

There's no pleasure in working if you don't do the things you want to do.