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All Quotes by author - Rosie Perez
" A lot of women feel ashamed to be weak. "
" As an actor, you may do things that aren't politically correct. Unless you're an actor who only does things for political reasons. I believe if we don't do the good, bad, and the ugly, we're not going to progress. "
" As far as a Latin explosion, I'm sorry, I'm the only Latino who's going to say it, but there is no Latin explosion. I'm sorry. Four or five top box office people do not make it an explosion, and it's disgusting to me that people will perceive it that way. "
" At home, I'm the silliest cornball who talks way too much and wants to be quiet and left alone at the same time. "
" Certain people who care about me a lot have said 'You don't play the game, and if you don't play the game, you don't get picked for the team all the time. "
" Don Cornelius did not want to see how I really danced - I was doing hip-hop, and it was foreign to people out in California. They only knew about popping and locking, so they were not keen on hip-hop dancing. "
" Don Cornelius gave me an incredulous look regarding my accent. I lessened it; he gave a nod of approval. Instantly, I felt ashamed. I had made my first conscious effort not to sound ethnic. "
" Face dance means you don't know what the hell the rest of your body was doing but your face is fierce. That's face dancing. "
" For some reason, I always thought I was special. And for some reason, I always thought that I had a purpose in life: that I was supposed to contribute to the world. "
" Hollywood's racist. "
" I am a positive person. I never think of the glass as half empty. I just keep pushing forward. "
" I did not try to conform to anybody's ideal of what a Latin celebrity or movie star should be. I took a lot of hits for it. "
" I didn't appreciate Brooklyn until I left it. "
" I don't call myself Latin, I call myself Puerto Rican. "
" I don't watch TV series, but I watched 'Friday Night Lights' because I'm a sports head. "
" If we can't look at the good, bad and ugly of who we are, we are never going to progress as people - ever. "
" I get bored in Hollywood. "
" I had a ball on 'Soul Train.' "
" I have a great career, and no matter what I am doing, a big blockbuster movie... or my small documentary, David Letterman will call and say I would like you to sit on my couch. "
" I have a picture of all of us going to a club with my friends from 'Soul Train.' All the girls just going out to a nightclub, and we're all dressed like we were dressed on 'Soul Train.' It was the most surreal experience for me because I walk into the club with them, and people started screaming. 'Oh my God! It's the 'Soul Train' dancers.' "
" I have great hair because I take a lot of vitamins. "
" I have this tough exterior, but inside, I'm very mushy and soft. "
" I knew I was going to be successful from day one. From day one. That's why it throws me whenever someone says it was such a fluke that I was successful. "
" I like the cold weather better than the hot weather. "
" I'm a lucky gal. "
" In Broadway, we do love jazz hands. "
" In movies, you shoot out of sequence, so the issue of reality is really taken out of it. "
" In my circle of friends, I've always been loud and funny and talkative. But as soon as I step out of that circle, I get very quiet and introspective. I don't want the spotlight on me. "
" I see explicit covers on magazines, and they're getting even more explicit, and it's like, Are women being empowered, or is this just what sells magazines? Are they feeling pressured, or have they really come into themselves and are saying, 'I am woman, hear me roar?' "
" I started lying about my age when I was 18 to be older. When I turned 21, I started lying that I was 18. It's a weakness in me. "
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