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1. "Tenemos miedos. Todos tenemos miedos, aunque lo bueno de esta vida es que casi nadie nos pregunta cuáles son los nuestros. Los intuyen, los huele, se encuentran con ellos en un día en un aeropuerto, en medio de una calle oscura, al subir a un autobús en una ciudad desconocida… Y de repente se dan cuenta de que somos miedosos al volar, a la oscuridad, a que nos roben o a amar y entregar en el sexo parte de nosotros"
Author: Albert Espinosa
2. "When I left Chicago, people said, 'Careful with that Texas heat'. I'm like, 'I'm from Puerto Rico. I know heat.'"
Author: Amaury Nolasco
3. "My grandfather came over from Puerto Rico and raised his kids speaking English so that it would be easier for them to assimilate."
Author: Aubrey Plaza
4. "Soon I'll finish this 5th ofPuerto Rican rum.in the morning I'll vomit andshower, drive backin, have a sandwich by 1 p.m.,be back in my room by2,stretched on the bed,waiting for the phone to ring,not answering,my holiday is anevasion, mt reasoningis not."
Author: Charles Bukowski
5. "Hellooo." I held out my arm. "An amethyst woman with blue hair is telling you this."She reached out and scraped her short nails over my arm.I snatched my arm back. "Ow."Not body makeup." She frowned and peered at the roots of my hair. "A good die-job or you've really got blue hair."For now," I said. "I'm half Drow."She raised an eyebrow. Dark Elves."Uh-huhhhh."During the day I look normal, like you."With an amused look she held up her arm, showing her dark, golden skin. "You're Kenyan and Puerto Rican?"
Author: Cheyenne McCray
6. "I haven't traveled in Africa nearly as much as I'd like to. I've been there a few times, and I'd like to learn more about the various cultures in Africa. But that's the basis point of where all of the music that I love is based upon, from Africa to Cuba to Puerto Rico to South America."
Author: Chick Corea
7. "If the USA doesn't start learning how to put personal egos aside for the sustainability of a nation, then these "mighty" United States will be no better than the politically divided commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Where progress is slowed because each party thinks any idea from the other party must be stupid or without validity and Independence has become a distant dream squashed by corruption. I suggest politicians go back to kindergarten to learn the basics in decent humanity. The notions of sharing and respect obviously didn't stick the first time."
Author: Cristina Marrero
8. "The first Latin music that blew my mind was bumba, which was a Puerto Rican beat."
Author: David Johansen
9. "After one hundred years of federal rule, the United States House of Representatives has moved to provide for the first meaningful route to self-determination for the Puerto Rican people under our federal system."
Author: Dick Thornburgh
10. "Apparently tired of waiting for clear direction from Congress, the people of Puerto Rico have used the tools provided by their own local constitution to schedule a vote for Dec. 13 on the status of the island."
Author: Dick Thornburgh
11. "However, the sovereignty of the states is constitutionally defined and recognized, while the powers of the local government in Puerto Rico are defined by, and subject to alteration under, federal statutory law."
Author: Dick Thornburgh
12. "If Congress does its job in this regard, the residents of Puerto Rico will be empowered to act in their own self-interest and express their future political status aspirations accordingly."
Author: Dick Thornburgh
13. "Internal self-government under a local constitution was authorized by Congress and approved by the residents in 1952, but federal law is supreme in Puerto Rico and residents do not have voting representation in the Congress."
Author: Dick Thornburgh
14. "It is quite understandable that Puerto Ricans seek to preserve a cultural sense of identity without separating politically from U.S. national sovereignty."
Author: Dick Thornburgh
15. "That is why, with optimism instead of fear, all those who want to see Puerto Rico's status resolved should seek the truth about each option, including the upside and the downside of each."
Author: Dick Thornburgh
16. "Yet, individuals and corporations in Puerto Rico pay no federal income tax."
Author: Dick Thornburgh
17. "Now that the there is a path for the people of Puerto Rico to express their self-determination on Puerto Rico's political status, there are some who seek to block that path."
Author: Dick Thornburgh
18. "But he could never be a made guy himself because of his tainted blood, some Sunset Park Puerto Rican on his father's side, even though he was raised Italian. Chili didn't care to be made anyway, get into all that bullshit having to do with respect. It was bad enough having to treat these guys like they were your heroes, smile when they made some stupid remark they thought was funny."
Author: Elmore Leonard
19. "I like to make Arroz con Gandules, rice with pigeon peas. My husband loves it. It's a Puerto Rican dish my mother taught me."
Author: Essence Atkins
20. "In terms of the revolution, I believe that the revolution will be a revolution of dispossessed people in this country: that's the Mexican American, the Puerto Rican American, the American Indian, and black people."
Author: H. Rap Brown
21. "At the Tourist Bureau they talk about the cooling trade winds that caress the shores of Puerto Rico every day and night of the year—but Nelson Otto was a man the trade winds never seemed to touch."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
22. "We left about midnight and walked down the hill in silence. the night was muggy, and all around me i felt the same pressure, a sense of time rushing by while it seemed to be standing still. whenever i thought of time in puerto rico, i was reminded of those old magnetic clocks that hung on the walls of my classrooms in high school. every now and then a hand would not move for several minutes -- and if i watched it long enough, wondering if it had finally broken down, the sudden click of the hand jumping three for four notches would startle me when it came."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
23. "My mom's family is Russian Jewish, and my dad's Puerto Rico Catholic, so it's kind of a weird mix."
Author: Ian Gomez
24. "Sonrieron. Se entendían bien. No sólo los unía la carne, el pensamiento, el amor; además, habían nacido en el mismo puerto de Crimea, hablaban la misma lengua, se sentían hermanos. Habían bebido en la misma fuente, compartido un pan amargo."
Author: Irène Némirovsky
25. "Once I walked out of my house into to the Puerto Rican Day parade. It was usually a five-minute walk to work, but that day it took me a half-hour to get to 30 Rock."
Author: Jason Sudeikis
26. "Dos personas que se conocen en un aeropuerto tienen un setenta y dos por ciento más de probabilidades de enamorarse que dos que se conozcan en cualquier otro sitio"
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
27. "I like to cook Puerto Rican food. That's what I grew up on: rice, beans, meat, some Italian-American food. I know my way around the kitchen."
Author: Jennifer Lopez
28. "I'm a little bit of everything. Sometimes people think I'm not Puerto Rican, because my name doesn't sound Spanish."
Author: Joan Smalls
29. "I want to correct something I told you once,' she says. 'You asked me once if I thought white people wish that Puerto Rican and black people would just die or go away. I thought it over and I changed my mind. I don't think they wish that we would die. I think they wish that we were never born. Now that we're here, I think they don't know what they ought to do. I think that that's the biggest problem in their minds about poor people.' She adds politely, 'I'm not talkin' about all of the white people. Some of them feel this way. Some of them don't. Some of them don't feel nothin'. Some are nice people but they can't get nothin' done and so they put it out of mind."
Author: Jonathan Kozol
30. "I was very skinny and very lanky and kind of awkward. In Puerto Rico, everybody is a little more voluptuous, with these beautiful bodies, and there I was, the skinny, lanky girl."
Author: Joyce Giraud
31. "This is your heritage,' he said, as if from this dance we could know about his own childhood, about the flavor and grit of tenement buildings in Spanish Harlem, and projects in Red Hook, and dance halls, and city parks, and about how his own Paps, how he had beat him, how he taught him to dance, as if we could hear Spanish in his movements, as if Puerto Rico was a man in a bathrobe, grabbing another beer from the fridge and raising it to drink, his head back, still dancing, still steeping and snapping perfectly in time."
Author: Justin Torres
32. "I am much more wired to be an athlete than anything else. I understand the 'hard work = payoff' equation in sports. I run marathons and I box. And that's my Puerto Rican flag hanging in Freddie Roach's Wild Card Boxing gym. I gave it to him. My last N.Y.C. marathon time I ran in three hours flat."
Author: Kirk Acevedo
33. "Do you have any other siblings?" I asked. "Yeah," he answered. "What? A sister? Brother? Two? Twelve?" I pressed."Another brother," he answered. Good God. There were three Italian, Cuban, Puerto Rican male Delgados roaming the earth. How did I not know this? As a woman, I should have instinctually felt their presence."
Author: Kristen Ashley
34. "Over 90 percent of parents in Puerto Rico want their children to be totally fluent in English."
Author: Luis Fortuno
35. "I come from a pop background, but I'm also a Puerto Rican and I do feel this music. My approach to salsa is a humble one, and I defy anybody to prove that I'm faking it."
Author: Marc Anthony
36. "Being Puerto Rican, born and raised on the streets of New York, you go, 'Wow, you're still friends with your ex, man? Really? That's weird.' I don't play that."
Author: Marc Anthony
37. "You know what really fries my Puerto rican pancakes?"
Author: Mark Gungor
38. "I am Puerto Rican. I think Latinas are sexy, and being one, it has influenced a lot of my style, but being an official Los Angelite, this town has influenced most of my daily style, which is relaxed & easy."
Author: Nadine Velazquez
39. "Eso es lo que conmemoran con esa estatua en el puerto de Nueva York: a una zorra a la que le gustaba que se la follasen sobre los desperdicios del volquete que transportaba a los que iban a ser guillotinados. Ya puedes levantar la antorcha tanto como quieras, querida, que todavía tienes ratas en el vestido y semen frío corriendo por tus piernas."
Author: Neil Gaiman
40. "Baby names are a big debate in my family. Like true Colombian and Puerto Rican families, everybody and their mother is putting their two cents in - everything from Jose to Francisco to Victorio to Rain has been suggested."
Author: Paula Garces
41. "Dick Dart emerged from the ether during a flight from New York with my wife and children to Puerto Rico."
Author: Peter Straub
42. "I'm half Puerto Rican and half Jewish and so, in some ways, living in many worlds at once is where I feel most at home."
Author: Quiara Alegria Hudes
43. "My mother's Puerto Rican and my father's Russian-Jewish, so we consider ourselves to be Jewricans or Puertojews. I think Puertojew sounds like a kosher bathroom, so I prefer Jewrican."
Author: Rachel Ticotin
44. "My friend Richard Carrion, the CEO of Puerto Rico's top bank, once shared a line with me that I'll never forget: "Robin, nothing fails like success." Powerful thought. Your business is most vulnerable when it's most successful. Success actually breeds complacency, inefficiency and – worst of all – arrogance. Whenever I share this point with a roomful of CEOs, every one of them nods their head at this one. Please let me give you a real-world example from my own life."
Author: Robin Sharma
45. "My mother always gives the best advice. When I left Puerto Rico to pursue my dreams, she always supported me and said to me, 'I'm never going to cut your wings, so don't let anyone else do that to you.' That has been my philosophy through life. I want to share that valuable lesson with my little girl someday."
Author: Roselyn Sanchez
46. "I was ballet dancing at four, playing piano by six, and doing commercials by 12. When I was 21, I was on the number one live comedy show in Puerto Rico. I told my parents, 'I'm going to New York to become a performer.' And I left."
Author: Roselyn Sanchez
47. "You know, you may not be born in Puerto Rico, but Puerto Rican is definitely born in you."
Author: Rosie Perez
48. "(Talks about her grandmother Marjorie Finlay)"She was actually a recording star in Puerto Rico when my mom was growing up. My mom was always stuck sitting backstage somewhere or sitting in a front row, watching a performance her entire childhood. She thought that when her mom stopped performing she was relieved of those duties, but all I wanted to do was sing, ever since I was born, so she's always been backstage."
Author: Taylor Swift
49. "Mexico is a lawless place. I don't care what the UN says, or what the State Department travel advisories tell you. The fact is that Mexico, as a whole, is a narco-state run by powerful regional cartels, with a hollow and largely irrelevant central government that is nothing more than window-dressing to appease the international community. Freedom is for those who can afford it, law is for sale, and what is fair is determined by who is most powerful. That's the reality of Mexico. Cancun, Playa, Cabo, Puerto Vallarta- they are all much better than the interior of Mexico, but that is only because their survival depends on a steady flow of tourists with money to burn. To protect that, the government does a good job maintaining the appearance of western-style law and order through the direct threat of massive military intervention. Underneath it all, those places are not much different from the rest of Mexico."
Author: Tucker Max
50. "Queens, New York. The most ethnically diverse region not just in the United States, but on the entire planet... In Queens, you will find Korean kids who sound like black kids. Italians who sound like Puerto Ricans. Puerto Ricans who sound like Italians. Third-generation Irish who sound like old Jews. That's Queens. Not a melting pot, not even a tossed salad, but an all-you-can-eat, mix-and-match buffet."
Author: Victor LaValle

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