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38 Captivating Sophia Amoruso Quotes

Sophia Amoruso is an American business woman known for her fashion and clothing business named ‘Nasty Gal Vintage.’ With humble roots starting on eBay selling vintage clothes at the age of 22, Amoruso quickly became an online phenomenon. Here is a look at some of the most notable Sophia Amoruso quotes from her book #GirlBoss.

“Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities.”

“Bad bitches are taking over the world.”

“But difficult doesn’t mean impossible, and out of the bajillions of things in this universe that you can’t control, what you can control is how hard you try, and if or when to pack it in.”

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

“Compete with yourself, not with others.”

“Compete with yourself, not with others. Judge yourself on what is your personal best and you’ll accomplish more than you could ever have imagined.”

“Confidence is more attractive than anything you could put on your body.”

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

“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.”

“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?”

“Focus on the positive things in your life and you’ll be shocked at how many more.”

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

“Given that I’m making decisions that involve so much money and so many people, I can’t afford to pretend to know what’s up.”

“I also think you can end up ignoring, and even losing, the positive things in your life by focusing too much on the negative. That’s a huge drain, as well as a waste of time. When you think about people, you give them power.”

“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.”

“I don’t want you to look up, #Girlboss, because all that looking up can keep you down. The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol.”

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

“If you’re dreaming big, #GIRLBOSS, don’t be discouraged if you have to start small. It worked for me.”

“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 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.”

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

“Naturally, every boyfriend comes with an ex-girlfriend, every business comes with competitors, but it is entirely up to you to decide how much time you spend thinking about them.”

“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. You is who you is, so get used to it.”

“One of the best things about life—a reason not to go blindly after one goal and one goal only—is that sometimes it will take you to something that is way cooler than anything you would have consciously set out to do in the first place.”

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

“She gets what she wants because she works for it.”

“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.”
“This crazy, loopy universe that we live in is pretty entertaining, and we’re only here for a short amount of time. #GIRLBOSSes make it count.”

“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.”

“While I truly believe that you must have intentions to fulfill your dreams, I also think you have to leave room for the universe to have its way and play around a bit.”

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

“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””

“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.”

Here is a behinds the scenes look at Sophia Amoruso’s business, Nasty Gal.

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