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Gloria Estefan Quotes

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan quotes: about strength, her love for writing, aging gracefully, cashing-in on opportunity, and more.

“There really are no limitations.  As long as you’ve got drive and hard work and a good idea, you can get out there and do your thing.”

“If you believe in yourself and you’re determined and persevere, you’re going to succeed.”

“You’ve got to believe.  Never be afraid to dream.”

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

“You can put things off until tomorrow but tomorrow may never come.”

“The sad truth is that opportunity doesn’t knock twice.  Where will you be a few years down the line?  Will it be everything you dreamed of?  We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don’t give a second thought to the chances we take.”

“You don’t have to give up who you are to be successful just because you’re different.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Make sure everything you do you really like, because you have to sing it the rest of your life.”

“We must feel the pain before the pleasure, only then can we tell them apart.”

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

“You want your fans to like what you do, because it’s coming from your heart and soul.  You write it, you produce this thing.  It’s like your baby.”

“My favorite process is writing, from day one.  The songs I have written throughout the years were a real great opportunity for me to communicate, because I think that’s my prime objective on this planet.”

“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.'”

“It is always so, I guess, validating when you meet somebody that you esteem – and then they turn out to be everything you thought and more.”

“I majored in psychology in college.  I was going to be a child psychologist.”

“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.”

“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.”

“How many chances do you get to do something new?”

“I’m a writer and this is what I love to do.”

“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.”

“There are so many difficult things we’re living through in the world today, so many horrible events, but we cannot let them stop us.  No matter what happens, I feel you must move forward with optimism and not get totally sideswiped.”

“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.”

“Motherhood is difficult… and rewarding.”

“My mom 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.”

“My mom was a source of strength.  She showed me by example that women, regardless of how difficult life may get, can do it all.”

“I think that the only way to teach is by example, as children will more easily follow what they see you do than what you tell them to do.”

“There are so many beautiful things that are a part of the world, and I’ve always looked at life that way; I’ve 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 I’ve gone through.”

“I have had a life in which I have had to face every big fear, and it has not been pleasant.”

“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!”

“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.”

“In this life, I’m always going to choose the positive.”

“I’m happy and I have a great life.”

“Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it, it’s yours to have.”

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