Gloria Estefan Quotes

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Gloria Estefan Quotes

When you are happy it is harder to write [songs].
— Gloria Estefan —

Gloria Estefan Quotes: My family was musical on both sides my
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.

— Gloria Estefan

As an immigrant, I appreciate, far more than the average American, the liberties we have in this country. Silence is a big enemy of morality. I don't want our blunders in history to get repeated.

— Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan Quotes: My mum had a very strong moral code
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.

— Gloria Estefan

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

— Gloria Estefan

In this life, I'm always going to choose the positive.

— Gloria Estefan

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.

— Gloria Estefan

We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take.

— Gloria Estefan

Being Latin parents makes us extremely expressive with our affections.

— Gloria Estefan

Everything that an artist does is a risk. Some people want you to stay the same. If you want to evolve, they want to keep you in a certain place.

— Gloria Estefan

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

— Gloria Estefan

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

— Gloria Estefan

If there's ever been a dark moment in my life ... well, I wanted to check out. Music was a big escape.

— Gloria Estefan

I gotta tell you, my nature is not to be the center of attention.

— Gloria Estefan

I love Gershwin. I love musicals.

— Gloria Estefan

My mom was definitely very strict with me.

— 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.

— 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.

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Gloria Estefan Quotes: When youre a front man for a band theres
When you're a front man for a band, there's nowhere to hide. It took me a long time to get used to that. But music is my first love. I started singing when I talked.

— Gloria Estefan

A woman's exterior beauty is a reflection of her internal peace and happiness.

— 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 in a Cuban record.

— Gloria Estefan

How can we expect something positive to come from all the negative that we put into this world?

— Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan Quotes: I think its important to have a happy
I think it's important to have a happy parent.

— Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan Quotes: Sometimes parents when they have a lot
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.

— 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.

— Gloria Estefan

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

— Gloria Estefan

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

— 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.

— Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan Quotes: Because its one thing when you oh i love
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.

— Gloria Estefan

Music has been one of the most beautiful things in my life and will always be a very big part of who I am and what I do.

— Gloria Estefan

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.

— Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan Quotes: My favorite process is writing from day
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 tha'ts my prime objective on this planet.

— Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan Quotes: In europe theres the upper crust and
In Europe there's the upper crust, and these are long, historically families and social systems that have certain established rules that's harder to break into.

— Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan Quotes: Theres some people that are 24 hours
There's some people that are 24 hours with the baby and it doesn't make a difference. They could be anywhere.

— 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.

— Gloria Estefan

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

— Gloria Estefan

Of course in Miami, not denouncing Fidel Castro at every turn is almost as bad as saying Gloria Estefan can't sing.

— Gloria Estefan

I left Cuba when I was two years old. They took away my country, they stole the most intimate thing a human being can have. How could I forget that Fidel Castro was the person who did me so much harm?

— Gloria Estefan

We seal our fate with the choices we make.

— Gloria Estefan

I'm very excited about this wonderful opportunity to take part in the evolution of a company that is integral to the Hispanic community and a powerful force in all areas of the media.

— Gloria Estefan

Getting this caliber of musicians together [for "90 Millas" CD in September of 2007] is almost impossible to do again.

— Gloria Estefan

When you are happy it is harder to write [songs].

— Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan Quotes: I only used my whole life one perfume
I only used my whole life one perfume: and it's Cartier's Le Must.

— Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan Quotes: Those of you who speak only english
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?

— Gloria Estefan

We do have the power to save one another ...

— Gloria Estefan

I majored in Psychology in college. I was going to be a child psychologist.

— 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.

— Gloria Estefan

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