Face dance means you don't know what the hell the rest of your body was doing but your face is fierce. That's face dancing.
Sometimes when you win, you really lose. And sometimes when you lose, you really win. And sometimes when you win or lose, you actually tie. And sometimes when you tie, you actually win or lose. Winning or losing is all one organic mechanism, from which one extracts what one needs.
Own it. Just take it and say, 'Yes I will be great, I am going to be great.' Great doesn't mean being a movie star, great doesn't mean having millions of dollars. Great means being able to be confident, strong, and a solid human being that has dignity and integrity. That is great.
I think I just have this need to be a storyteller. That's why I wasn't a great dancer - I couldn't articulate a story. I was a better choreographer. I have the need to to just express myself in that way. I can't explain it.
You can learn steps, but you cannot learn how to boogie.
If we can't look at the good, bad and ugly of who we are, we are never going to progress as people - ever.
I see explicit covers on magazines, and they're getting even more explicit, and it's like, Are women being empowered, or is this just what sells magazines? Are they feeling pressured, or have they really come into themselves and are saying, 'I am woman, hear me roar?
If I see a door comin' my way, I'm knockin' it down. And if I can't knock down the door, I'm sliding through the window.
I did not try to conform to anybody's ideal of what a Latin celebrity or movie star should be. I took a lot of hits for it.
You know, you may not be born in Puerto Rico, but Puerto Rican is definitely born in you.
You never understand how dear your privacy is until you lose it.
I am a positive person. I never think of the glass as half empty. I just keep pushing forward.
A lot of women feel ashamed to be weak.
Certain people who care about me a lot have said 'You don't play the game, and if you don't play the game, you don't get picked for the team all the time.
I don't call myself Latin, I call myself Puerto Rican.
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.
We all like indie directors - heck, I even married one... but we're divorced now.
I have a great career, and no matter what I am doing, a big blockbuster movie... or my small documentary, David Letterman will call and say I would like you to sit on my couch.
I was very willing to take on controversial roles that people didn't really want to look at.
I want to be in shape.
I started lying about my age when I was 18 to be older. When I turned 21, I started lying that I was 18. It's a weakness in me.
I get bored in Hollywood.
I didn't appreciate Brooklyn until I left it.
In movies, you shoot out of sequence, so the issue of reality is really taken out of it
In my circle of friends, I've always been loud and funny and talkative. But as soon as I step out of that circle, I get very quiet and introspective. I don't want the spotlight on me.
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