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All Quotes by author - Shakira
" A good fragrance should have a certain personality that makes people identify the scent with you. "
" A kid cannot learn with an empty stomach. "
" All through my twenties, I spent more time worrying what I didn't have than thinking about what I did have. I wished that I was taller, had longer legs, slimmer hips, a smaller bottom, even straighter hair. "
" Always I was dreaming of a record contract. From 10 to 13, it was all I could think of. I worked hard for this dream. Nobody could say I didn't try. "
" A man's car is like an extension of their ego and their manhood. "
" At the age of eight, I discovered that I could write songs. My dad used to take them to the notary and register them so that nobody could steal them from me. "
" Because of you, I'm running out of reasons to cry. "
" Becoming a mom forced me to re-prioritize and make room for the things that are most important, while recognizing that there are things I can let go of, and the world won't crumble around me. "
" Being raised in a developing country opened my eyes to so much I cannot tolerate. In Colombia, education is sometimes considered a luxury, not a human right. And it's not a priority in the agendas of many leaders. "
" Both the IDB and Fundacion ALAS believe that the future of prosperity and equality that we hope for has to start today with higher investment and higher quality in Early Childhood Development programs throughout the region. "
" 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. That happens to many artists, and I don't want it to happen to me. "
" For a while, I could only wear sweat pants because I was that intermediate size that you're not a small, you're not a 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. "
Point Of View
" 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. "
" 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 always had the intuition, even as a little child, that I was called for a big project. "
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