Top Latino Quotes

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1. "The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach 'one language.' No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America."
Author: Al Sharpton
2. "I struggled with being a Latino growing up in Los Angeles. I felt very American. I still do. I went to 35 bar mitzvahs before I went to a single quinceanera. I could talk all day about my culture and what it means to me."
Author: America Ferrera
3. "I'm a mongrel in the sense that I'm Spanish, English, Latino, Jewish, north, south - all these things are mixed in me."
Author: Ariel Dorfman
4. "The Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. . . . What I think we know — separate and apart from this incident — is that there is a long history in their country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that's just a fact." — President Obama on Gates' arrest."
Author: Barack Obama
5. "There's a lot of Latinos right now, a lot of filmmakers and writers that are Latin too."
Author: Benicio Del Toro
6. "As N.Y.C. Public Advocate, I released a report that showed that stop-and-frisks of African Americans in 2012 were barely half as likely to yield a weapon as those of white New Yorkers - and a third less likely to yield contraband. Despite this evidence, the vast majority of those stopped are young black and Latino men."
Author: Bill De Blasio
7. "Our challenge in this regard will be to broaden the scope of our federal funds in terms of international diplomacy, development aid, and international assistance. Many Latinos in the United States look at Latin America and see trouble brewing."
Author: Bob Menendez
8. "I think men get nervous when women start counting the number of female senators, and whites become edgy when they hear the next Supreme Court seat will probably go to a Latino. This isn't always because they object to sharing the spoils, by the way; it just reminds us that the melting pot may not be working, and we haven't yet achieved the ambiguous national dream of becoming a nation of indistinguishable beige atheists."
Author: Dahlia Lithwick
9. "He pictures amputated human arms flopping like fish down the center of the road; syringes floating on beds of liposuctioned fat; gelatinous human eyeballs wiggling merrily as they roll down the highway; and so on. He could imagine other such grotesque stuff, but chooses not to."
Author: Dan Chaon
10. "L'infamia che copre questa apoteosi della sensazione sta nella bruttezza delle parole che si usano per parlarne. "Farsi una sega" suona nevrotico, "menarselo" è idiota, "accarezzarsi" fa tanto cagnolino, "masturbarsi" è disgustoso (c'è qualcosa di spugnoso in questo verbo, anche in latino), "toccarsi" non vuol dire niente. "Ti sei toccato?" domanda il confessore. Certo! Altrimenti come faccio a lavarmi? Ne ho discusso a lungo con Etienne e i compagni. Credo di aver trovato l'espressione giusta: prendersi in mano. D'ora in avanti, quando un adulto mi raccomanderà di prendere in mano la mia vita, potrò prometterglielo senza correre il rischio di mentirgli."
Author: Daniel Pennac
11. "As an ambiguously non-white actor, I've been able to play light-skinned African American guys, Latinos, and I don't think that I've ever had to play some kind of ethnic stereotype or something that was typed specifically for a person of color."
Author: Daniel Sunjata
12. "Below us somewhere in the gelatinous phantasmagoria of churning blue, the whales wouldn't be much aware of the storm."
Author: Diane Ackerman
13. "My mother never made me do anything for my brothers, like serve them. I think that's an important lesson, especially for the Latino culture, because the women are expected to be the ones that serve and cook and whatever. Not in our family. Everybody was equal."
Author: Dolores Huerta
14. "Ces dernières siècles, les Européens, ils sont allés un peu partout, ils ont fondé des commerces un peu partout, ils ont volé un peu partout, ils ont creusé un peu partout, ils ont construit un peu partout, ils se sont reproduits un peu partout, ils ont colonisé un peu partout, et maintenant, ils s'offusqueraient qu'on vienne chez eux ? Mais je n'en crois pas mes oreilles ! Leur territoire, les Européens, ils sont venus l'agrandir chez nous sans vergogne, non ? Ce sont eux qui ont commencé à déplacer les frontières. Maintenant, c'est notre tour à nous, va falloir qu'ils s'habituent, parce qu'on va tous venir chez eux, les Africains, les Arabes, les Latinos, les Asiatiques. Moi, à la différence d'eux, je ne traverse pas la frontière avec des armes, des soldats ou la noble mission de changer leur langue, leurs lois, leur religion."
Author: Éric Emmanuel Schmitt
15. "As a Latino growing up in Spanish harlem, it's not easy trying not to be hot-headed."
Author: Erik Estrada
16. "The purple, formalized, iridescent, gelatinous bladder of a Portuguese man-of-war was floating close beside the boat. It turned on its side and then righted itself. It floated cheerfully as a bubble with its long deadly purple filaments trailing a yard behind in the water."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
17. "Conoscevo gli adulti, tranne un verbo che loro esageravano a ingrandire: amare. Mi infastidiva l'uso. In prima media lo studio della grammatica latina l'adoperava per esempio di prima coniugazione, con l'infinito in -are. Recitavamo tempi e modi dell'amare latino. Era un dolciume obbligatorio per me indifferente alla pasticceria. Più di tutto mi irritava l'imperativo: ama."
Author: Erri De Luca
18. "I felt bad because Little Big Tom came in while we were making the tape and was like over the moon because he thought we were interested in his music. We had to humor him and listen to him deliver around six hundred speeches about fusion and the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Chicano and Latino influences on pretentious jazzy pseudorock. I think it was probably the happiest I'd ever seen him. And I also felt bad about the fact that after he left we kind of made fun of the funny way he said Latino, like he was the Frito Bandito or something. I felt bad, but I did it anyway, because I'm only human. I was ashamed of myself and depressed afterward, though, which is human, too, I guess. Being human is an excuse for just about everything, but it also kind of sucks in a way."
Author: Frank Portman
19. "It's a great day in America when white people, black people and Latinos can all come together and pick on another minority."
Author: George Lopez
20. "Why must we draw these lines, these fine distinctions, these labels and barriers that set us apart? Ace and nat and joker, capitalist and communist, Catholic and Protestant, Arab and Jew, Indian and Latino, and on and on everywhere, and of course true humanity is to be found only on our side of the line and we feel free to oppress and rape and kill the "other," whoever he might be. (From the Journal of Xavier Desmond)"
Author: George R.R. Martin
21. "I had been an activist on the issue of HIV, primarily in the African American and Latino communities here in the U.S. for many years. It was horrifying to me how the pandemic was raging right here in this country but no one was talking about it."
Author: Gloria Reuben
22. "It lumbered slobberingly into sight and gropingly squeezed Its gelatinous green immensity through the black doorway into the tainted outside air of that poison city of madness. … The Thing cannot be described—there is no language for such abysms of shrieking and immemorial lunacy, such eldritch contradictions of all matter, force, and cosmic order."
Author: H.P. Lovecraft
23. "My searchlight expired, but still I ran. I heard voices, and yowls, and echoes, but above all there gently rose that impious, insidious scurrying, gently rising, rising as a stiff bloated corpse gently rises above an oily river that flows under endless onyx bridges to a black putrid sea. Something bumped into me - something soft and plump. It must have been the rats; the viscous, gelatinous, ravenous army that feast on the dead and the living..."
Author: H.P. Lovecraft
24. "I would hope more people would have optimism about where the Latino has come. How we have emerged, and that there will be more women, women of color especially Latinas who will get involved."
Author: Hilda Solis
25. "The number of Latino roles is very limited, and it's unfortunate there isn't more color-blind casting."
Author: Jai Rodriguez
26. "¡Qué tonto eres! Naturalmente, no he necesitado verte, si eso es lo que quieres decir. Ya sabes que no tienes nada regocijante para los ojos. Necesito que existas y que no cambies. Eres como ese metro de platino que se conserva en alguna parte, en París o en los alrededores. No creo que nadie haya tenido deseos de verlo."
Author: Jean Paul Sartre
27. "I knew from experience that before you went swimming off a dock for the first time each summer, you needed to check the sides and the ladder carefully for bryozoan, colonies of slimy green critters that grew on hard surfaces underwater (think coral, but gelatinous-shudder). They wouldn't hurt you, they were part of a healthy freshwater ecosystem, their presence meant the water was pristine and unpolluted, blah blah blah-but none of this was any consolation if you accidentally touched them. Poking around with a water ski and finding nothing, I spent the rest of the afternoon watching for Sean from the water.And getting out occasionally when he sped by in the boat, in order to woo him like Halle Berry coming out of the ocean in a James Bond movie (which I had seen with the boys about a hundred times. Bikini scene, seven hundred times). Only I seemed to have misplaced my dagger."
Author: Jennifer Echols
28. "Turkish DelightTurkish delight has had a bad reputation since that man C.S.Lewis - a positive genius in other ways - linked it for ever with one of the most terrifying creations in literature, the White Witch of Narnia, and that naughty, sticky, traitorous Edmund. But with the sensuous pleasure imbued in its melting, gelatinous texture, and, when made in the proper way, delicately perfumed with rose petals, flavoured with oils and dusted with sugar, it reclaims its power as a sweet as seductive as Arabian nights. The fact that it now carries with it a whiff of danger merely adds to its pleasure. It is not, truly, a sweet for children. They simply complain, and get the almonds stuck up their noses,"
Author: Jenny Colgan
29. "I would hope to get together with the Latino community, if I could ever have them talk to me without screaming and threatening me. So I hope to get together with the community and try to explain what we do, so that's going to be one of my missions coming up."
Author: Joe Arpaio
30. "Head Start's ability to improve the educational skills and opportunities of Latino children will be an important component of America's future success."
Author: Joe Baca
31. "I hope to be making television shows and films, and creating content that captivates Latinos. I try not to think about it too much, though. I'm more focused in the present."
Author: Jon Huertas
32. "Gun-related violence and murders are concentrated among blacks and Latinos in big cities."
Author: Juan Williams
33. "As my family story shows, Latinos have been a blessing for USA for many generations. The future of America depends in part on the success of the Latino community, and this opportunity is just one more signifier of that."
Author: Julian Castro
34. "Escribo y escribiré toda mi vida en español; el francés lo guardo para la correspondencia cuando tengo que escribirle a algún francés. El español es mi lengua de escritor y hoy más que nunca creo que la defensa del español como lengua forma parte de una larga lucha en América Latina que abarca muchos otros temas y muchas otras razones de lucha. La defensa del idioma es absolutamente capital. Si hay un espectáculo penoso es el de latinoamericanos que al cabo de muy poco tiempo en un país extranjero permiten que su idioma se degrade y el segundo idioma comience a entrar; hay una excepción a esto que estoy diciendo y es el caso de las gentes de un nivel mínimo de educación, porque no se les puede exigir de ninguna manera que tengan un control crítico de su lenguaje."
Author: Julio Cortázar
35. "New Jersey for me is so alive with history. It's old, dynamic, African-American, Latino."
Author: Junot Diaz
36. "I used to think those were the barrio rules, Latinos and blacks in, whites out —a place we down cats weren't supposed to go. But love teaches you. Clears your head of any rules."
Author: Junot Díaz
37. "My dad was a bass player in a Latino band when I was growing up. So we always had musical instruments in our basement."
Author: Lindi Ortega
38. "The Latino community, they're some of the most loyal fans on the planet."
Author: Mark Sanchez
39. "Musically, New York is a big influence on me. Walk down the street for five minutes and you'll hear homeless punk rockers, people playing Caribbean music and reggae, sacred Islamic music and Latino music, so many different types of music."
Author: Moby
40. "Everyone has a Latino inside them."
Author: Paulina Rubio
41. "Perhaps finding out that we carry New World history in our genes will transcend racial checkboxes altogether and enable Latino-Americans to rethink what America is supposed to look like."
Author: Raquel Cepeda
42. "Are Latino-Americans white? Black? Other? Illegal aliens from Mars? Or are we the very face of America?"
Author: Raquel Cepeda
43. "Latinos are here to stay. As citizen Raquel, I'm proud to be Latina."
Author: Raquel Welch
44. "When I began to travel around the country, I would notice in places like Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix and even Texas that Latinos didn't want to speak Spanish. You would ask a question, only to be answered in English."
Author: Raul De Molina
45. "I believe we have to bring Broadway a little Latino flair. We have to keep it alive."
Author: Ricky Martin
46. "I admire them for making their way up and opening new opportunities for other Latin newcomers. Latinos have come a long way and the roles and opportunities just seem to be improving."
Author: Roselyn Sanchez
47. "As far as a Latin explosion, I'm sorry, I'm the only Latino who's going to say it, but there is no Latin explosion. I'm sorry. Four or five top box office people do not make it an explosion, and it's disgusting to me that people will perceive it that way."
Author: Rosie Perez
48. "Didn't you learn anything from my mistakes?" he asks.Shit, when Alex was in the Latino Blood back in Chicago I worshiped him. "You don't want to hear my answer to that."
Author: Simone Elkeles
49. "I love L.A. - don't get me wrong. But I miss everything about New York. I don't eat cheese, but I miss the smell of pizza in the city. I'm a really big fan of Latino food. I want to go back home and have some good arroz con pollo."
Author: Tristan Wilds
50. "As of 2002, two million Latino adults had been diagnosed with diabetes."
Author: Xavier Becerra

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