Quotes by Puerto Rican authors
I make a lot of soups and stews at home, and I always have fresh bread with it.
I'm thrilled to have Corona join me on my 'X100PRE' Tour to give my fans a taste of Corona Estereo Beach and showcase their support of Latin music. It's not solely about the music - it's about the culture, creativity, and contributing to the movement that connects us all together.
It always just feels good going back home. It feels like nothing has changed. Seeing my room, the views. It, like, grounds you.
Actually, my true name is Rosa Dolores Alverio. And then I became Rosita Moreno when a stepfather stepped in. And when I got to MGM studios, which was my first film contract, they just thought that Rosita wasn't a good name, and they changed it to Rita. And yes, it was their idea.
The way I like to think about it is, even though I started music early - I started in classical music - it wasn't until I discovered jazz that I really fell in love with music and realized this was what I wanted to do for a living.
I've always had this image of this strong, sprightly person who is undaunted by anything; on the contrary, I was one of the shyest, most unsure people you ever met in your life. But I have one very specific quality: I'm plucky. I really am. I would say that's a perfect description of my personality.
I always had crazy, curly hair up in a bun, messy, running up and down, sweaty.
It was a very profound experience, getting in touch with that part of us, in all of us human beings, that is committed beyond yourself to the point of giving everything you have, including your life, for other people, for your fellow man.
I think if I keep working in the way that I am, from the heart and from passion and with love, well, the fruits of that will keep coming.
A friend of my mother's, Irene Lopez, was a Spanish dancer. She saw me bopping around the room and said to my mother, 'Rosita might have talent. Can I take her to my dance teacher?' There was no thought of a career at that time, but I knew I loved the attention, and that's so much a part of being a performer.
Little by little, I keep growing mentally and my entire work team keep growing and working more professional, more organized.
Recording with Meek Mill for me was like when Allen Iverson played with Michael Jordan for the first time.
'Despacito' was a song that, from the time I started writing it, I felt that its hook was really catchy and powerful but at the same time very simple.
I never had an easy time making friends in the past, for many reasons. I didn't go into therapy for nothing.
I tried to give the world a bit of creativity, lyrics. And for me, I will always represent music from Puerto Rico, reggaeton, Latin music.
'Revolutionary Road' with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet absolutely destroys me. They were both so wonderful in it.
If you're going to write about your life, you must write about your life.
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