I believe staying young at heart is all in one's personal attitude... you can't instill that in anyone.

— Rita Moreno

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Puerto Ricans are many colors - we are Spanish, we're French, we're Thai, Indian, we're almost black, some of us.

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Bigger than life is not difficult for me. I am bigger than life.

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People tell me I look good these days.

I look good because I feel good. I know people who are older than I am who are twenty-five... It's all about attitude. To me, age is just a number.

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I'm an actress, and I am Latina.

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I'm one of the most joyous people I've ever met.

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Los Angles is not my favorite city. Well, I shouldn't say that... I love to visit it, on a temporary basis. It's just such a company town! You can't go anywhere and not run into someone who wants to be in the business.

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When I walk, I try to set a fairly brisk rate.

I love walking outside. I hate machines like treadmills. The path that I have chosen to walk is just city streets, but you see pretty houses, trees... my routes have some hills in them; it's not just straight walking. You have to exercise your heart and lungs.

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I am a naturally buoyant person. I am a naturally energetic person... always have been. I have to say that it's important for everyone, but especially for women (given our bone density issues) to walk - even ambling for a couple of miles is better than not walking at all.

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Ultimately, a city is formed by its people and the women in Berkeley are just great. They are opinionated, they have ideas, they belong to boards, and they write letters to editors... really wonderful people.

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I'm 81 and I'm in the prime of my life.

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You can't, or you shouldn't, be nominated for an Oscar unless you've turned in a performance that's special.

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I grew up thinking I had very little value.

It's not something I felt I could share with my mom so it was all inside me.

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About Rita Moreno

Quotes 31 sayings
Nationality Puerto Rican
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

I've always been a very sexual person.

That doesn't mean I'm going around feeling my breasts and pressing myself against men, but I'm a sexual being.

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The reason there weren't any, I am surmising, is that a lot of Latin kids, Latino kids, in those days didn't have the money to take those kind of classes.

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Retirement is just not in my DNA.

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You don't die if someone doesn't like you.

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I deliberately state my age because it keeps me honest.

I think lying is a bad idea. Sooner or later, someone's going to catch you.

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Is there a grandmother that isn't spunky on television? Is there such a creature?

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I'm so happy. I'm one of the happiest people I know. I truly am.

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They made me use an accent, which I wasn't thrilled about because a lot of us, obviously, don't have them.

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I'm 85, and I'm still a sexual being, or a sensual being.

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As you get older one tends to develop what I call a wobble.

I would rather eat glass than let that happen to my voice.

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It is through art that we will prevail and we will endure.

It lives on after us and defines us as people.

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C'mon, we're actors. We love the attention. We love the applause. We sure don't like to be rejected.

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I'm trying, now that I am in my dotage, to use a lot less sugar and my husband and I really try to keep close to a minimum of fat; chicken, fish, loads of salads and legumes. We both love all of those. To be honest, nothing that is in our diet is that original. We eat seafood but we do not eat shellfish. On the other hand, if my body says to me, "eat meat" I do. I listen to my body, I think that's important.

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I love playing people who don't have a sense of humor for instance, there's nothing funnier to me than a person with no sense of humor.

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When was the last time you saw a musical about people at war with each other?

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Then there's the story of ill-fated love. It's universal.

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My middle name really is perseverance.

I've always believed that I had talent, even when I felt like a very inferior sort of person, which I spent a lot of time living my life feeling that I wasn't worthy. But even then I knew that I had something special, and maybe that's what it takes. Maybe people need to have that kind of particular core driving them. But I felt I had talent.

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This is my idea of heaven, coming home and watching the news.

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