Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin.
Look at me. I’m skinny, I have a big nose, no tits and no ass, but in a room full of beautiful women, I would still leave with the most gorgeous guy.
I want to be the best daughter, sister, friend and wife I can possibly be – because when I die, I am not going to be buried with my Oscar.
It’s ok to say, ‘this is what I want’ and go after it.
Sometimes we have to be patient because the one thing that is inevitable in life is evolution. Whether it comes at the pace that we are expecting it or not, it’s inevitable.
People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I’m very proud to have Latin blood.
A child speaks more sense than an adult half of the time.
I have been in relationships where a man has disrespected me, and I don’t need to be friends with that man anymore. I don’t want to be the one going, ‘I’m cool, because I’m friends with all my exes.’ There’s a reason why you’re called an ex. I crossed you off my list. Moving on. You cross a line, you need to know that you’re going to walk this earth knowing that there’s an individual who has no respect for you.
You have to be very committed and find happiness in the work that you do.
Not to settle. If you’re not happy with a person, leave. And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow.
I’m very accepting with my age. It’s like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin.
You need one hundred percent commitment; you have to be willing to wake up every morning knowing you’re going to [practice] eight hours straight.
I want to be in the small percentage of women who don’t settle for conventional roles.
I want to have more sex, travel more, drink more wine and love life.
I like to be around people who are very passionate. People that won’t fight but that will be very over-protective and outspoken about their opinion, their point of view, their ideas.
It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can’t do because we feed ourselves so much denial.
I have an amazing mother who’s a real tough cookie. She taught me not to get emotional about [sexism in Hollywood], just be really practical and objective. Later, in the privacy of my own home, maybe I’ll bawl or break some dishes, but you just have to keep going. It’s not about fighting, it’s about educating.
Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there – and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.
I always strive to keep a balance with my fears. I don’t like to be ruled by them. At the same time, I don’t like the idea of living my life totally free of any fears. I like having that moderation.
Britney’s a very beautiful human being. After I worked with her, I realized that there was a reason why she was the most popular pop artist over so many other pop artists at that time who were more talented, had better voices. And it was because of her heart, her soulShe had the most amazing energy and was always positive and a very discreet person. We were young, too, and got to make a movie about three friends on a road trip. It was so much fun!
There’s nobody on this earth who can tell you that what you’re feeling is wrong. They can tell you it’s different to what they’re feeling.
I don’t understand labels. I don’t need anybody to tell me I’m Latina or black or anything else. I’ve played characters that were written for Caucasian females, I just want to be given the same consideration as everybody else, and so far that has been happening.
Our brains are very animal but also very strange and egotistical. We’re narcissistic.
As a woman, you spend so much time either cooking or getting ready to go somewhere. I like to have music when I’m doing either of these things.
There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin. But God as my witness, I am going to try to do everything I can to keep this ass together for as long as I possibly can – without going against nature.