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Gloria Estefan
By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

The responsibility of carrying and bringing a new life into this world is one that cannot be taken lightly.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I'm very comfortable in my own skin now. I started just being myself more and more. For women, this happens as you get older. I loved my 40s - I thought they were fantastic. And I'm loving my 50s. I'm going to love everything because you're either older or dead!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

It's important to me that the words that I put out there into the cosmos, into the universe, be empowering or somehow positive for people that hear them, or maybe be cathartic if someone is having a relationship that's having a tough time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

It's a universal story, it's an immigrant story, and it's a love story. In the United States, if you believe in yourself and you're determined and persevere, you're going to succeed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

The Internet has been a blessing and a curse. The curse we know: A lot of people appropriating your intellectual property without paying for it. But I think it's important to realize the blessing of the Internet, which is that everybody has a voice and you can break through, even without a record company.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

My mum had a very strong moral code, which I kind of came with. I never really had to be told what was right or wrong - I knew. I was very mature from early on and I was a very good girl, so she never had any trouble with me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

Being Latin parents makes us extremely expressive with our affections.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

Having felt people's love and support first hand through difficult moments in my life makes me feel it's our responsibility to help one another.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

[After a poor prognosis for recovery from her doctor following her 1990 bus accident] I said if it is up to me, I'm going to be OK.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

When I went to do "Carson" that night, they wanted us to do two songs, but we were a brand new band. "Conga" hadn't even hit the top 10 yet. They go, "Do you think you could do something that people know, because we want you to do a second song, but not two originals, because we don't want to lose the audience, just in case.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I tell him [husband Emilio] you are lucky I am not a jealous woman, because look at the women he's worked with: Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Thalia, Madonna. These very sexy women. I trust him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

As an entertainer, my job is to help people have fun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I don't want anything from Cuba. I want them to be free and enjoy the things I enjoy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I dreamed of becoming a writer. And this dream is about to become a reality with the publication of my first, and hopefully not my last, children's book.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it, it's yours to have.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I bit down three nails rooting for the Heat.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

Wherever there's a human being there's going to be somebody that tries to hold you back.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

Those of you who speak only English, applaud [audience applause]. Those of you who speak only Spanish, applaud [audience applause]. [In mock incredulity] Then how do you know what I just said?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I think the business of music has really taken a huge hit. There's no doubt about it. But an artist is always going to produce their art, their music. They're going to paint, they're going to write.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

Love is a constant source of inspiration, surprise, and wonderment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

My son traveled the world with me on every tour. He wasn't a lover of school, so it was easy with him. I had a tutor on the road, keep him at the same level, so when he'd pop back home he'd go right back in.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

She [then nine-year-old daughter Emily] grew up with 'The Rhythm is Gonna Get You,' Well . . . It got her!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I spent my childhood alone, overweight and ugly, angry at everything, and knowing nothing of a life beyond this sadness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

There's no reason that just because you're a celebrity you can't write.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I was going to study at the Sorbonne and become a diplomat. Being a diplomat comes in handy when you are dealing with record companies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

It's crucial with today's challenges that our children feel they have a source of information they can trust in their parents.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

We kiss and hug our kids a lot! And even now when our son lives 3,000 miles away, we talk every day, sometimes several times.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

She's an amazing dog and really inspired everything that's in this book.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I'd love to have a program like 'Dr. Laura.' I studied psychology at the University of Miami, and when I rode the bus home from school, perfect strangers would strike up conversations with me and end up telling me their life stories. I think they could sense that I was studying to help people. That, or I have a face like a priest.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

My family was musical on both sides. My father’s family had a famous flautist and a classical pianist. My mother won a contest to be Shirley Temple’s double — she was the diva of the family. At 8, I learned how to play guitar. I used to play songs from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s in the kitchen for my grandmother.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

My inspirations include the Beatles - love, love, love them - Elton John, Carole King, and Stevie Wonder.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I wrote poetry, which got me into lyrics. Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Elton John pulled me into pop. I started singing with a band - just for fun - when I was 17. And pretty soon, I was thinking I could sing pop in English as well as Spanish.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

When I was a teenager, I was fat. I was shy. I wore glasses. I had a big eyebrow and hair all over my body. They were years of torture.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

Sometimes parents, when they have a lot of small children, it's hard because your time's got to get divvied up. There's no other way.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I think we should all live the moment. But you also have to think ahead. You have to think, 'Am I going to be happy with this five, ten years from now? Is it going to let me evolve and grow, or am I going to grow to one day wish I had never done it?' Sometimes you just have to think a little bit ahead.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

Well first of all, I'm a singer. I sing since I talk. So the great ballad singers, the people that sang with so much feeling, jazz, blues, all those singers, they were songs that I listened to, records that my mom played for me, and then later I bought.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

[I would like to be] one of [the first pop singers to perform in a free Cuba]. I know the list is huge. And it would be hard to pull off -- I'd have a lump as big as a tostone [fried green plantain] in my throat. But oh my God, what a dream -- it would be the height of my personal and professional career.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

[My mother] closed the school the next day [after a visit from Castro's soldiers], because she knew that the purpose of education was the broadening and opening of children's minds. And she couldn't be a party to the systematic closing of minds, borders, freedoms and ideals.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I was going to be a doctor, but I think my music allowed me to help more people than I could have done one-on-one as a psychologist. Just like other people's music really helped me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

My mom was definitely very strict with me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

The script [for the movie based on the life of singer Connie Francis -- "Who's Sorry Now?"] is finished and is in the hands of several artists to see if somebody wants to film at the start of [2006].

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

To know that everything we say and do to this new little human being may have a profound effect on him or her is a daunting obligation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

[As of November 17, 2006] 'Noelle's Treasure Tale' has remained at No. 3 on the New York Times children's best seller list since its October 10 release.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I've got nine dogs, eight birds, turtles, fish and I had wallabies at one point.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I hold 'Mi Tierra,' my first Spanish-language album, very close to me because that was all done in my native tongue and won me my first Grammy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I voted, always vote. It's very important to me. My kids, I take them with me since they were little, so they realize it's a responsibility.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

You never know what life has in store for you, but I believe there are certain things one is meant to go through

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

Sometimes my mother had difficulty communicating with me about certain topics.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

The challenge is always as a writer, is this going to work, because it's a very intimate process, and I tend to be very introverted and insular, and when I write, it's in my head.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

The separation of families to me is very close to my heart because we lived that as immigrants. I strongly feel that we all connected, and having felt people's love and support first-hand through difficult moments in my life, makes me feel it's our responsibility to help one another. I am privileged to help in some way, and I will always take that opportunity.