The Best of Shakira Quotes

The Best of Shakira Quotes

The Best of Shakira Quotes

“Our leaders are lacking love, and love is lacking leaders.”– Shakira

“I just want to grow old with a man who takes care of me, and I want to eventually have kids and want them to be good children to me. Just want to be treated nice and have respect.” — Shakira

“You can’t achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice.”– Shakira

“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.”– Shakira

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

“Scars remind me of just how far that I’ve come.”– Shakira

“There’s no better makeup than self-confidence.”– Shakira

“You have to be very strong and tough-minded if you want to survive.” — Shakira
“Live your life to the fullest.” — Shakira

“It doesn’t matter if you are a musician, a business leader, a president or a student. We all have a responsibility to give back.”– Shakira

“I think that we see war as a virtual thing and we even get to believe that bombs fall on top of cardboard cutouts and stuff like that. They don’t. They kill real people, real children, real mothers and millions of innocent people.” — Shakira

“I feel a real sense of duty to use the voice and the platform I’ve been afforded by my fame to speak out for those whose voices don’t get a chance to be heard.”– Shakira
“We have to promote human solidarity, avoid indifference, and play a part with society in the solution of the problem of violence…”– Shakira

“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.” — Shakira

“There is no other investment that has the kind of social multiplier effect that early education has. It is an incredible thing to nurture and watch grow and spread.”– Shakira

“The schools play an important role when it comes down to protecting children against violence.Violence is one of the principal reasons why children don’t go to school. It’s also one of the causes of the alarming school dropout rates.”– Shakira

“Education affects every major challenge we face in society. It creates economic growth, paves the way for peace and stability and helps erase the legacy of marginalization.”– Shakira
“I believe education is the key. As an activist and a child of the developing world, I witnessed education’s power to transform lives.”– Shakira

“I’m a firm believer that education is the most efficient tool we have to make people aware and make our children aware, and to protect them from the scourge of the century, which is AIDS” — Shakira

Shakira’s Quotes on Music, Art, Fragrance and Fame
“The music teacher thought I sang like a goat. It was kind of devastating. A few months after that, I participated in a music contest and won. I took my little trophy to school and rubbed it in his nose. I said to him, “What do you say now?” — Shakira

“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.” — Shakira

“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.”– Shakira
“Writing songs has a therapeutic effect, and it either kills off love or wins the heart of the lover.”
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“Fame isolates people from reality. That happens to many artists, and I don’t want it to happen to me.” — Shakira

“Music has given a voice to many generations, and I think we, as artists, can be a part of creating a better world.”– Shakira

“A good fragrance should have a certain personality that makes people identify the scent with you.” — Shakira

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

“Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn’t want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish.” — Shakira

“Nationalism is cured by traveling.” — Shakira

“My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body.”– Shakira
“For several years I worried a lot about protecting an image, but today I have understood that the image cannot be preconceived.”– Shakira

“It’s not easy to work with me, I recognize that. It’s not easy if those people aren’t as perfectionistic as I am.” — Shakira

“I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth, that is when I will give my heart.” — Shakira

“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.” — Shakira

“I’m quite proud of my rear… I don’t obsess over my flaws, because I see my body as a whole. Besides, I think men appreciate confidence more than perfection.” — Shakira

“I consider myself a laborer, building my career brick over brick under the sun.” — Shakira

“I’m a perfectionist in recovery. I’m trying to deal with that monster inside of me that wants to do everything right. Or better than right.” — Shakira

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

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

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

“I live for freedom and freedom is a lie.”– Shakira

“You collect impressions from people, from life, from your own daydreams.” — Shakira

“I thank God that I’m a product of my parents, that they infected me with their intelligence and energy for life, with their thirst for knowledge and their love. I’m grateful that I know where I come from.” — Shakira

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

“I apply the same amount of dedication to being a mom as I do to my music.” — Shakira

“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.” — Shakira

“Breastfeeding has been one of the best experiences of my life. I love it! I can’t stop! I think I’m going to breastfeed him until he goes to college! I’m hooked!” — Shakira

Keep being the awesome woman, philanthropist, artist and activist that you are, Shakira.