36 Splendid Sophia Amoruso Quotes

Sophia Amoruso is the founder and owner of ‘Nasty Girl.’ This online fashion business offers modern and vintage apparel and accessories to young women. As the author of ‘#GIRLBOSS,’ Amoruso looks into the key characteristics of being a successful woman entrepreneur. Here is a look at some of the best Sophia Amoruso quotes ever documented.

“Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action. Race balls-out toward the extraordinary life that you’ve always dreamed of, or still haven’t had time to dream up. And prepare to have a hell of a lot of fun along the way.”

“Bad bitches are taking over the world.”

“Clothing is ultimately the suit of armor in which we battle the world.”

“Each time you make a good decision or do something nice or take care of yourself; each time you show up to work and work hard and do your best at everything you can do, you’re planting seeds for a life that you can only hope will grow beyond your wildest dreams. Take care of the little things—even the little things that you hate—and treat them as promises to your own future. Soon you’ll see that fortune favors the bold who get shit done.”

“Entrepreneurial people are passionate about what they do, comfortable with taking risks, and quick at moving on from failures.”

“Even with no manager watching to give me a gold star, it was important to do my best. Who cares if a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it? The tree still falls. If you believe that what you’re doing will have positive results, it will—even if it’s not immediately obvious. When you hold yourself to the same standard in your work that you do as a friend, girlfriend, student, or otherwise, it pays off.”

“For a long time I kept the piece of paper that tallied up everything that had been in the shopping cart the day I got busted. It was a little reminder of how close I’d been to killing my inner #GIRLBOSS, and of how thankful I was that she lived.”

“Forcing me to figure out how to provide for myself was probably one of the best things my parents ever did for me.”

“Harvard Business School professor Howard Stevenson famously defined entrepreneurship as the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. I give a hell yes to that definition—you should take that spirit with you to whatever job you’re doing or whatever project you’re undertaking.”

“I believe that there is a silver lining in everything, and once you begin to see it, you’ll need sunglasses to combat the glare.”

“If I, and this book, have anything to prove, it’s that when you believe in yourself, other people will believe in you, too.”

“If you believe that what you’re doing will have positive results, it will— even if it’s not immediately obvious.”

“If you’re frustrated because you’re not getting what you want, stop for a second: Have you actually flat-out asked for it? If you haven’t, stop complaining. You can’t expect the world to read your mind. You have to put it out there, and sometimes putting it out there is as simple as just saying, Hey, can I have that?”

“In whatever you do, you’re not going to stand out unless you think big and have ideas that are truly original. That comes from tapping into your own creativity, not obsessing over what everyone else is doing.”

“It is she who listens to the rest of the world who fails, and it is she who has enough confidence to define success and failure for herself who succeeds.”

“It just means that your talents lie elsewhere, so take the opportunity to seek out what you are good at, and find a place where you can flourish. Once you do, you’re going to kill it.”

“It’s cool to be kind. It’s cool to be weird. It’s cool to be honest and to be secure with yourself.”

“Life is short. Don’t be lazy.”

“Luxury can be a great experience, and the things around you should represent the life that you’ve made for yourself, as long as you are taking the time to appreciate those items.”

“Money looks better in the bank than on your feet.”

“My dad said at dinner the other night something that I really loved — he said, ‘Hope is not a strategy,’ which is so true. The best things happen with not only hope, but ingenuity, self-awareness, and a lot of elbow grease. That’s when the real magic happens.”

“No matter where you are in life, you’ll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you. The earlier in your life that you can learn that, the easier the rest of it will be.”

“Opinions are like assholes; everybody’s got one.”

“Remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t ever let the Man get to you.”

“The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol.”

“The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.”

“There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure.”

“There’s a certain freedom to being an outsider. You do what you want, say what you want, and move on when you’ve worn out your welcome.”

“We trusted our instincts, and stuck to the two tenets of my philosophy: Sell things for more than you pay for them, and save more than you spend. Simple, yes, but that is the philosophy that ultimately led to a really big business.”

“When you begin with the finish line in mind, you miss all the fun stuff along the way.”

“When your goal is to gain experience, perspective and knowledge, failure is no longer a possibility. Failure is your invention.”

“You can’t act like you’ve arrived when you’re only just receiving the invitation.”

“You combine hard work, creativity, and self-determination, and things start to happen.”

“You create the world, blink by blink. It is entirely yours to discover and yours to create.”

“You don’t get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously. You’ve got to show up and own it. If this is a man’s world, who cares? I’m still really glad to be a girl in it.”

“You have to kick people out of your head as forcefully as you’d kick someone out of your house.”

This interview goes behind the scenes of ‘Nasty Girl’ for a one on one with its founder and CEO, Sophia Amoruso. Forbes looks into the online fashion phenomenon that has defined Amoruso’s success.

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