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" Anytime you do something Latino, yeah, I love the color, the spice. "
" You know, I'm not making top dollar, but when you're making top dollar, there are a lot of people waiting for you to fall. "
" We as Americans of Latin descent are just as American as anyone else of any other descent. "
" I don't get paid like a person that everyone knows, but I get paid so much more in so many ways. "
" I remember doing 'La Bamba' and thinking, 'Do you really think that Latinos will be accepted in mainstream?' and I said, 'Someday I hope so, but there is no guarantee.' "
" I believe if people understood each other more, if people took the time and realize it's not 'all about me' and I'm on a big planet with a lot of other people and concerns, maybe we can learn how to get along with each other. "
" In order to be a lieutenant, you've got to have authority in your voice. No matter how young your face looks, you've got to let your guys know that you're in charge. "
" If you don't look like the ruling class, bring your inhaler. "
" I love shocking people. "
" Well, actually yes, in 1988. There was a warrant for me because my assistant hadn't paid a ticket of mine. "
" We hear a lot in this country about family, and 'American Family' just shows us a portrait we haven't seen as much of yet. 'American Family' lets us know that being American isn't about the color of your hair or eyes or skin: it's really a state of mind. "
" My character Esteban is a guy who really didn't think he was gonna be there at this point in his life. He's in his early 30s. He's got a son. He's raising his son as a single father. "
" I love being irreverent. But I hate being irrelevant. I love being irreverent because at the end of the day your actions belie your intentions. "
" Being an actor you have a lot of expenses. "
" When you have a little 10-month-old who is climbing up your leg because you are their mountain - there's no nobler reason to get out of bed every day. There's no better reason to live, to make sure you provide as much guidance and as much room for that child to thrive. "
" I think that racism has gotten more subtle, and it's not even racism anymore: it's placism. Like where you live or whether you went to community college or Harvard, and it exists within the race. "
" I like the Beatles. They're at the core of my musicality. And John Lennon's my spiritual father. "
" I'm really, really dumb about describing wine, but I like wine that's full-bodied and dry. "
" I always pull over for people who need a push. "
" All I would say to people who doubt 'Caprica' is: Everything good starts slow. "
" I love bringing roses to a woman when she least expects it. "
" Shows like 'Seinfeld' and 'Friends,' they have, like, one or two damn characters throughout the whole series that are minorities. "
" I went jogging up on Mulholland. In the middle of my run I had some form of asthma attack and couldn't even walk. I couldn't get a ride one block to my house. I thought I was going to die. "
" I am tired of our characters being so incomplete. When do we ever save the day in a film? When does a Latino actor get to be the hero? "
" I just arrive, they hand me a script and say, do it. "