Shakira Quotes (27 Quotes)

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

    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.

    You're a song written by the hands of God.

    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

    I always have you in my heart.

    Lucky that my breasts are small and humble, so you don't confuse them with mountains.

    On New York This city sounds like jazz.

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

    the opportunity to change the arrangements of the songs, and present them to the audience in a different way -- the simplest way, which is the acoustic format.

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

    I was unaware of the dispute in Brooklyn. I would never knowingly wear any clothes or support any company who produced clothing with alleged wage and labor violations.

    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.

    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 don't like the competition part of soccer. It's a war in short pants. I prefer art.

    I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.

    I don't go out without make up. I'm a woman, you know.

    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.

    Because of you, I'm running out of reasons to cry.

    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.

    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.

    But you own the place, Where all my thoughts go hiding, And right under your clothes, Is where I find them.

    It's a very interesting process to write in English because all my literary resources come from Spanish, ... I must confess that I felt really handicapped, creatively, when I accepted the proposal to sing in English. ... I thought that I would encounter more difficulties, but everything has come together.

    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.

    For several years I worried a lot about protecting an image, but today I have understood that the image cannot be preconceived

    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.

    I pefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart.

    I'm Colombian and nothing will change that.

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