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By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

My mom was an amazing singer and music was a big part of my life, so I grew up listening to Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini; I used to watch 'The Andy Williams Show' on TV. I was very musical, so I was watching stuff that most kids my age wouldn't be interested in.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I wrote these two songs ["Coming Out of the Dark" and "Always Tomorrow"] as a celebration of hope. And I want to send it out to all of those people who are suffering through this terrible disaster [Hurricane Katrina], and please know that you are not alone - and you will not be.

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 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

You've got a new Spanish-language album out now ["90 Millas," released in September of 2007], and the single ["No Llores"] is #1 on the Billboard Latin chart.

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 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

All I tell artists is, 'Do what you love. Never let anybody talk you into changing what your musical idea is just to try to get a hit, because you're chasing your tail that way. It's not going to happen, and if you're successful, you have to do it the rest of your life. Stay true to it and do it for the sake of the art.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I'm careful what I put out there into the universe, musically. I don't take it lightly.

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 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 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

We protect aspirin bottles in this country better than we protect guns from accidents by children.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

For I've finally realized that I could be infinitely better than before, definitely stronger. I'll face whatever comes my way, I'll savor each moment of the day, love as many people as I can along the way. Help someone who's given up, even if it's just to raise my eyes and pray.

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 write a song it's always from the point of view: makes the song the best it can be.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

Performing is one of the best feelings I know!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

The part of my education that has had the deepest influence wasn't any particular essay or even a specific class, it was how I was able to apply everything I learned in the library to certain situations in my life. . . The library takes me away from my everyday life and allows me to see other places and learn to understand other people unlike myself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

Because it's one thing when you - oh, I love this tune. But then when you go to sing it, it's got to have something really personal. Then down to 25, and then to pick the final ones I just picked the ones that were more personal, that had something to do with my life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I have a twenty-month-old baby, a sixteen-year-old boy - same maturity level.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I'd like them to see that those things that set us apart or make us different can be wonderful contributions to the world around us. I'd like them to see that size and color are irrelevant to the dreams we envision for ourselves. And I'd also love for them to see that life is a journey, and every step of the way, we can learn something and become stronger and wiser.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

My grandmother would shanghai pilots at the Havana airport so they'd bring me cartons of mango baby food - the only kind I'd eat. I learned to eat peach later. And in every carton, she'd slip a Cuban record.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

And, because of the life that I shared with these two amazing women [her mother and maternal grandmother] and the hardships and struggles that I saw them overcome, I learned an invaluable lesson, and that is that women can do anything we set our minds to... and then some!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

Later in life, the memories I have of my mother are of constant work balanced with caring for my ailing father.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

For the rest of my life, the one song that people will remember -- regardless -- is "Conga" . . . I never get tired of singing it. It never gets old for me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

My Conga people [fans] will find me anywhere I go.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

There are certain realities we must speak of with our children that were not present when I was a child.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

Esperando (Cuando Cuba Sea Libre) is probably one of the most personal songs from the new [September, 2007] CD, "90 Millas" . . . as it really speaks about the celebration, nostalgia and emotion that will happen the day Cuba is free. If we're to move forward in Cuba, we really have to have a lot of forgiveness for each other and look towards the future.

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 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

It's not so much for me where you come from, who you are, what race you are. We're just human beings that are still a work in progress and there's a lot that we've got to overcome, so that we can all be equal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I stare to memorize your face, to kiss you in my mind, love you all the time.

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 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I doubt that Fidel will ever come back to power. I think he is slowly going to the great beyond. Too slowly . . . he could have gone a long time ago.

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 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I've been offered a lot of things that celebrities do that I wouldn't do, like perfumes, lines of clothing and this, that and the other.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I wanted to talk to very young kids about self-image and about being different and how that can be your strength, especially from the immigrant perspective.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

There are so many beautiful things that are a part of the world, and Ive always looked at life that way; Ive always tried to put on a smile and a brave front, not just for my kids but in my own life and all the difficulties that Ive gone through.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

The secret of a long marriage is shaving your legs every day . . . because it shows you still care.

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 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gloria Estefan

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

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 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 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

Everybody's not as fortunate as I've been that can have their hubby with them on the road, that we can do whatever we want and mainly be honest with the kids. Just the time that you do give them, make it be great time. It doesn't have to be hours.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

My mother had a beautiful, soothing voice that made me melt.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gloria Estefan

I have great genes. Thank you to my mom and dad for that one.

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 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 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

What's the point if you make something that's not you, and you're successful? You have to perform it the rest of your life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gloria Estefan

One of the most beautiful things we can give our child is music education.