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Motivational Shakira Quotes and Sayings

Shakira Quotes:- Shakira ( born 2 February 1977) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira’s first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, failed to attain commercial success in the 1990s; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están Los Ladrones.

Shakira has received numerous awards, including 3 Grammy Awards, 13 Latin Grammy Awards, 5 MTV Video Music Awards, 7 Billboard Music Awards, 39 Billboard Latin Music Awards, and has been Golden Globe-nominated.


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“Brazil is a country I hold very dearly. I’ve got followers there who I’ve been interacting with for years, as well as fellow artists like Ivete Sangalo, and it also has huge figures like Pele. I’d love to go to that World Cup – I’m not sure in what capacity, but I’ll definitely be there. I know that nobody wants to miss it, least of all me.”


“Colombia is not how people think it is. We used to eat fish every Sunday at the beach. In the town where I grew up, people did not tell lies.”


“Dealing with boys at work and being the only girl can be challenging. I have my insecurities, but I’ve learned I have to be a good sport. I have to be able to take certain jokes and not take them personally. There are jokes made almost every second of the day. I had to develop a tough hide. You know, the music industry is dominated by guys.”

“Education is the only way forward in Latin America and developing countries in general.”


“Elixir’ means magical potion, so I wanted to depict the kind of bottle that was used in ancient times, but that looked modern and chic as well. I also wanted it to have a golden tint to evoke the memories of sands and sunsets.”


“Every day now, I discover something new. Go through phases in which I feel much more in touch with my feminine side in ways I never thought possible. I’m letting the woman inside of me speak, the desires of this woman, speak as loud as they can.”


“Everyone can know what is in my heart because I find it hard to conceal myself.”


“Fame isolates people from reality. What happens to many artists, and I don’t want it to happen to me.”


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“For a while, I could only wear sweatpants because I was that intermediate size that you’re not small, you’re not large.”


“From a psychoanalytical point of view, we start discovering the world through our mouths in the very first stage of our lives, when we’re just born.”


“Gerard and I pretty much share all parenting responsibilities, although I’m definitely the disciplinarian.”

“Gerard doesn’t tell me what to do. We discuss everything as a couple, as I imagine most partners do. We have a beautiful relationship and one of mutual trust.”


“Gerard is just like me, but two meters tall. We’re very alike; it’s not for nothing that we were born on the same day, it’s just that he was born 10 years later… he’s a happy guy, healthy here, in the head.”


“Guys don’t like women telling them what to do. It reminds them of their mothers, or something like that.”


“I actually support President Obama’s initiatives on early childhood. He has appointed me as a commissioner to consult his administration on educational excellence for Hispanics in the U.S. We try to find ways to improve the education system for Hispanics in America, to achieve excellence.”


“I admire a person who, for the love of art, is able to take off their clothes in front of a camera. But I’m not capable, I’m too cowardly for that.”


“I admire Madonna because she always did whatever she felt like doing. She went through some controversial periods when people rejected her, but she kept on reinventing herself.”


“I adore my dad. He’s a 78-year-old man and my inspiration.”


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“I always believed that women have rights and that there are some women that are intelligent enough to claim those rights. There are some others that are stupid enough not to.”


“I am a person who has many dreams. But as soon as I accomplish one, I move on to the next. That’s my fatal, absurd nature. Human beings are slaves to our dreams, and I am, too. Now I think I just want to share my musical proposal in its entire form.”


“I am a person who has many dreams. But as soon as I accomplish one, I move on to the next. That’s my fatal, absurd nature.”

“I am trying to make my accent so it won’t bother anyone, but I am not going to drive myself crazy trying to pretend I am an American girl when I am from Colombia.”


“I believe that every single one of us, celebrity or not, has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world. Our generation faces many challenges, some of which were passed on to us by the past generations, but it’s up to us to find solutions today so that we don’t keep passing our problems on.”


“I came to understand that I’m never going to be the perfect mother, but I’m going to do the best I can. Same goes for everything in my life.”


“I can take the spotlight that shines on me and shift it towards those issues that are infinitely more important than my own issues.”


“I did not want to spend the rest of my life not being able to ride in a nice car.”


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“I didn’t expect babies to need so many diapers. Nobody told me they needed to be changed so often.”


“I do feel that I have to use my voice for those that don’t have one. I have to do the best I can in my own work to represent my culture, represent the women of my country, of Latin America. What we stand for. What we’re made of.”


“I do take advantage of, you know, feeling sensual and feeling sexy. And I think that is tremendously empowering and is not diminishing in any way. I fell that any woman who is in control, who is in touch with her femininity and sensuality, is a woman that is empowered.”


“I don’t go out without makeup. I’m a woman, you know.”

“I feel comfortable in my pop shoes. They let me walk in any direction. I like to go from one extreme to the other. One day I feel that I want to do a song with reggaeton influence, I do it. The next day I feel I need to do a song with rock elements to it, I do it.”


“I feel like I’m not on Earth just to shake it and shake it endlessly, you know?”


“I feel like there is a part of me that represents a minority in the U.S., a minority around the world. People who struggle, people who want to succeed with drive and ambition.”


“I have gone through a lot of things, everything that you can imagine in life, but the best has been Gerard and Milan.”


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“I know what it’s like to feel that fear and the need of affirmation and appreciation. To build confidence in yourself is the toughest thing.”


“I like fragrances that have some sweetness to them. All three I have developed have that as a common element.”


“I like to see people’s eyes when I’m singing to them.”


“I love food, and I’m a chronic over-orderer at restaurants.”


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“I love reading about history. Sometimes, I feel I was born in the wrong era. There was more creativity in the air when people were still discovering new worlds.”


“I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn’t like my voice. I was pretty sad. But he was probably right; I did have a voice a bit like a goat, but my dad told me to never give up and to keep going, and it’s paid off.”

“I never thought it was fair for an 8-year-old child not to be able to afford shoes or to wander the streets having to beg for money. To know that child’s joy would end soon when they realized there was no future.”


“I think a fragrance is all about sensations and imagery and can evoke visions, feelings, and thoughts.”


“I think love is something that you have to work on, and it develops over experience and time. Love is a practice.”


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“I wish that one of my children will be like the Australian guy from the Discovery Channel show. The crocodile hunter.”


“I would love to have eight or nine kids with Gerard – my own futbol team.”


“I would sing anywhere they would invite me. That’s how I made my first pesos. I used to sing at beauty pageants, local events of every sort.”


“If I can contribute to people having fun, I would feel very fulfilled as an artist.”


“If it was up to me, I would just wear jeans and t-shirts, even to red carpets, but then no one would photograph me, so that would make me very sad. So you know, I’ve gotta keep up with the rest of the female population and sometimes try a little harder.”


“If the fastest growing population in this country is Latino, that means we are the future of this country. And, we have proven we have talent. Now we need the tools to succeed.”

“I’m a closet nerd. I love to study history and visit museums.”


“I’m a multi-faceted woman and person, like all women are – there’s no black and white. We have shades of grey in the middle. And even many more colors that other people don’t see!”


“I’m barefoot whenever I can be.”


“I’m Colombian and nothing will change that.”


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“I’m convinced that promoting sport is an intelligent way of educating our children.”


“I’m double-jointed. I can put my legs over my head, which freaks people out.”


“I’m just a consequence of the great musical momentum and the great changes we are going through in the world.”


“I’m like a mosquito, I love humidity. I don’t sweat.”


“I’m lucky to have family around me. Otherwise, I’ll be taking the risk of falling in love with myself.”



“I’m more afraid of marriage than death.”


“In 2006 I was asked to sing at the World Cup in Germany, and in 2010 I was fortunate enough to be asked again.”


“In Colombia, education is sometimes considered a luxury, not a human right. And it’s not a priority in the agendas of many leaders.”


“In the full light of day, I don’t want to think about the sunset.”


“In their 20s, women try to be somebody they’re not and try to turn themselves into something different. Now I’m in my 30s; I’m very happy with who I am.”


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“In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it.”



“It doesn’t bother me to talk about my private life, it doesn’t bother me to talk about anything. My life is like a glass of water, transparent.”


“It’s incredibly liberating to spend an hour talking to someone and not caring about what you sound like. It’s about understanding myself. Sometimes I’ll speak to my therapist for an hour a day. It’s become part of my routine.”


“I’ve shaken hands with every radio station, from Honduras to Ryan Seacrest’s.”


“I’ve written many love songs for Gerard. But it’s never enough. I feel that he deserves a million love songs written for him.”


“Life is a soccer field, don’t you think?”


“My dad is a writer, and to see him always in front of a typewriter gave me the inspiration to write. He was my idol, my hero. I wanted to be just like him.”


“My man, Gerard, prefers meat over bone. That takes the pressure off. I already have a lot to worry about.”


“My songs are the reflection of how I think and how I feel in that moment. But I’m conscious of the fact that artists have a responsibility before the masses and they have to take care with their words.”


“My team and I have reunited two elements that coexist with difficulty: respect and affection because when they love you they don’t respect you and when they respect you they don’t love you.”


“People are not depressed in Colombia the same way people are in America.”


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“People get jaded in every profession, but for some reason, I feel as passionate as when I was 13 years old and just released my first album. I feel the same amount of adrenaline in my blood, and the same amount of curiosity as well. Curiosity about why I’m different.”


“People think I like to expose my body. But I don’t. It’s just because the dance moves require it.”


“Providing all Latin-American children with the education and early childhood development that they need is in the best interest of all, so it has to be a priority for all of us, not only the government and civil society but also the business sector.”


“Relationships have to have a give and take if they’re going to work in the long term.”


“Seeing me in love is a constant state: there are no questions, as the answer is simply there.”


“Sensual is everything that refers to the delight of the senses. And that’s what artists do, is stimulate the senses in any possible way.”


“Songwriting is such an intricate part of me as an artist and as a person; I couldn’t just let someone else do it.”


“Success happened little by little for me. I tasted the flavor of fame in small doses: I started at 10 years old when I won a music contest; I was performing at birthday parties, company meetings.”


“The ALAS Foundation was born as a consequence and a continuation of what we are doing with Pies Descalzos. I started the Pies Descalzos Foundation in Colombia when I was 18, and since then, I have been very involved in the crusade for education.”


“The music industry is dominated by guys. I work with men 98 percent of the time – producers, arrangers, musicians, engineers.”


“The relationship I have with my Hispanic fans is very deep and intricate.”


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“The Summit of the Americas is an excellent platform to raise awareness and secure commitments from heads of state and different sector leaders regarding Early Childhood Development.”


“The thing is, my dad’s always been more of a bookworm; he was interested in more intellectual pursuits, but nobody can escape the passion that football stirs.”


“The truth is that I’m more afraid of marriage than of death.”


“The worst frustration for a singer is choosing a career in making music and then not being able to make music because you’re always giving interviews.”


“The worst mistake of a woman is to go to the kitchen because then she never gets out of there.”


“Videos come definitely after the music has been created, but I have always felt, and especially today, that videos are vital in the album process. I think that we live in a very visual era, and if you make a mistake with a video, those images will accompany the song forever.”


“We need to provide higher quality and innovative early childhood development programs all throughout Latin America.”


“We’ve built six schools in Colombia and do work in South Africa and Haiti. We teach 5,000 students.”


“What happens is once you start to understand football, you realise that it’s not just about the physical side of the game and chasing after a ball. It’s a strategic sport that requires a lot of intelligence. It’s a very mental game.”


“What I do is I remove my makeup every night, use a little bit of Vitamin C serum, and that’s it, pretty much. Of course, I use my 3D White products!”


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“When we were in the Dark Ages, it was a question of humanity somehow managing to forget about itself. We put God in the centre of society, and people forgot about their own nature and desires. There was a huge deal of repression.”


“When you feel complete, you don’t need to get married, and you don’t think about it.”


“When you have a baby, when you feel his love, you feel so at peace with the world. You just want to share the good news and share how happy you feel.”


“With pregnancy and nursing, the hormones mean your skin tends to be more sensitive to the light, so it’s very important to use sunblock every day.”


“Writing songs has a therapeutic effect, and it either kills off love or wins the heart of the lover.”


“You’re a song written by the hands of God.”