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15 Inspiring Selena Quintanilla Quotes All About Dreaming Big

Selena Barrientos
·2-min read
15 Inspiring Selena Quintanilla Quotes All About Dreaming Big

From Good Housekeeping

Selena Quintanilla was one in a million. The Queen of Tejano Music proved time and time again that anything was possible with heartfelt passion and lots of hard work. For nearly two decades, Selena and the Quintanilla family dedicated everything to music, traveling many miles on their tour bus to live out their dreams.

While Selena sang hit songs like “Como La Flor” and “Amor Prohibido” alongside her brother, A.B. Quintanilla, and sister, Suzette Quintanilla, she never forgot about her humble beginnings. In honor of Netflix chronicling the singer’s incredible story in Selena: The Series, we’ve rounded up her best quotes about the importance of family, always being grateful, and embracing Mexican-American pride.

Selena Quintanilla Quotes on Character

Photo credit: Mitchell Gerber - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mitchell Gerber - Getty Images
  • “I feel very proud to be Mexican. I didn’t have the opportunity to learn Spanish when I was a girl, but it’s never too late to get in touch with your roots.”

  • “I want to be remembered not only as an entertainer but as a person who cared a lot, and I gave the best that I could. I tried to be the best role model that I possibly could.”

  • “The reason I’m really appreciative of everything that’s going on around me is because of the fact that I never expected it, and I want to keep that attitude.”

  • “I’m very real, very sincere, and honest, and that’s how I’ll always be.”

  • “I don’t feel pressure because I’m not trying to portray something that I’m not.”

Selena Quintanilla Quotes on Dreams and Goals

Photo credit: Arlene Richie/Media Sources
Photo credit: Arlene Richie/Media Sources
  • “With a positive attitude, you can be anything you want to be.”

  • “If you have a dream, don’t let anybody take it away.”

  • “Always believe that the impossible is always possible.”

  • “All I need to do is try and do the best that I can do.”

  • “When you get hard work, you get success.”

  • “Anybody can be a role model.”

Selena Quintanilla Quotes on Family

Photo credit: Pam Francis - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pam Francis - Getty Images
  • “The family that plays together stays together.”

  • “We never thought we’d get this far, but we’re here.”

  • “We went through a hard time, and we had to turn to music as a means to putting food on the table. And we’ve been doing it ever since. No regrets, either.”

  • “What’s cool about our family is that we don’t hold grudges, and I think that’s sort of been the key to the success. We have our disagreements, but whether we’re right or wrong, we’ll just go and apologize. That’s just the way we are.”

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