You can't achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice.

— Shakira

The most surprising Shakira quotes that are guaranted to improve your brain

I am trying to make my accent so it won't bother anyone, but I am not going to drive myself crazy trying to pretend I am an American girl when I am from Colombia.


It doesn't matter if you are a musician, a business leader, a president or a student. We all have a responsibility to give back.


I can be like a lioness when defending my people.


The schools play an important role when it comes down to protecting children against violence.Violence is one of the principal reasons why children don't go to school. It's also one of the causes of the alarming school dropout rates.


Education affects every major challenge we face in society.

It creates economic growth, paves the way for peace and stability and helps erase the legacy of marginalization.


Live your life to the fullest.


The music teacher thought I sang like a goat.

It was kind of devastating. A few months after that, I participated in a music contest and won. I took my little trophy to school and rubbed it in his nose. I said to him, "What do you say now?"


Breastfeeding has been one of the best experiences of my life.

I love it! I can't stop! I think I'm going to breastfeed him until he goes to college! I'm hooked!


I started the Pies Descalzos foundation in Colombia when I was 18, and since then I have been very involved in the crusade for education.


I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.


I'm a firm believer that education is the most efficient tool we have to make people aware and make our children aware, and to protect them from the scourge of the century, which is AIDS


The goal of my philanthropic work has always been to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her potential. That means our work won't be done until every child has access to quality education from early childhood to adulthood.


About Shakira

Quotes 110 sayings
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

My team and I have reunited two elements that coexist with difficulty: respect and affection, because when they love you they don't respect you and when they respect you they don't love you.


We know that many boys and girls leave school because of poverty, because they have to work. However, there are an important number of children who abandon their studies because of the abuses they're subject to by teachers and their own parents.


I thank God that I'm a product of my parents, that they infected me with their intelligence and energy for life, with their thirst for knowledge and their love. I'm grateful that I know where I come from.


We have to promote human solidarity, avoid indifference, and play a part with society in the solution of the problem of violence.


I grew up in Barranquila, Colombia, and I spent most of my childhood dreaming about becoming a singer.


Europe is a very different place from my native country of Colombia and my children are growing up in a very urban setting which is nothing like when I was growing up and would be able to play barefoot in the street. But we have a very good life.


For several years I worried a lot about protecting an image, but today, I have understood that the image cannot be preconceived.


I admire Madonna because she always did whatever she felt like doing.

She went through some controversial periods when people rejected her, but she kept on reinventing herself.


Obviously, our business leaders yield enormous influence on our political leaders, and they have a duty to use that influence for the greater good. But beyond that, the private sector depends on having healthy, educated and productive workers.


It doesn't bother me to talk about my private life, it doesn't bother me to talk about anything. My life is like a glass of water, transparent.


You want to be skinny and have a good body? You have to work out every day and say no to certain foods.


I know what it's like to feel that fear and the need of affirmation and appreciation. To build confidence in yourself is the toughest thing.


Barcelona is a great city and Spain is a great country to live in.


I never went to the gym before in my life.

But, at 32, I notice that my body responds negatively to bad food, so I must make double the effort.


At the current pace of change, we won't have universal access to education in 100 years, let alone five, and that is unacceptable.


You're a song written by the hands of God.


I admire a person who, for the love of art, is able to take off their clothes in front of a camera. But I'm not capable, I'm too cowardly for that.


I was unaware of the dispute in Brooklyn.

I would never knowingly wear any clothes or support any company who produced clothing with alleged wage and labor violations.


A poor child who receives high-quality early childhood development is 40 percent less likely to need special education, twice as likely to attend college and dramatically more likely to survive childhood.


I'm lucky to have family around me. Otherwise, I'll be taking the risk of falling in love with myself.


I think my dad is the only Arabic descendent who is an unsuccessful businessman.


I have such a respect and fascination for dance.

I can be light as air or stay grounded. Dance is really another universe.


Writing songs has a therapeutic effect, and it either kills off love or wins the heart of the lover.


Sexy is good as long as it's not the main recipe.

It's an ingredient. I would not appear in a leotard in a video if I [did] not have other dimensions.


I'm someone who has always been very stubborn and strong-willed. I never gave up.


Even after I got some recognition and success, I still had to work hard and prove myself.


I'm proud that I've been able to work with other artists to make sure that the smallest voices - the voices of our children - have a chance to be heard. Artists can reach, inspire, and motivate young people and leaders in a powerful way.


They just want to continue playing their little game of power.

And I feel that us people have the responsibility and also the obligation to demand to our leaders to give us the pacifist solutions. To give us a world in peace.


After all, by providing early access to medicine, nutrition and stimulation, early childhood development creates lifelong improvements in health, cognitive development, school achievement, and social equality.


I apply the same amount of dedication to being a mom as I do to my music...


If you can prove the existence of God, it can only be proven through love.


There is no other investment that has the kind of social multiplier effect that early education has. It is an incredible thing to nurture and watch grow and spread.


Because of you, I'm running out of reasons to cry.


We can work together across countries and cultures like never before through the Internet and social media. Everyone can make a difference, whether it is by building a school, sponsoring a child's education, volunteering at their local school, or working to hold leaders accountable for their promises.


My hope is that every country in Latin America will make a significant commitment to supporting early childhood development programs.


Half of the world lives on [about] $2 a day.

If there is a hungry kid in the world, we shouldn't consider ourselves more evolved than homo habilis.


I'm happy. I have a man who makes me happy. And a family, which is what I most wanted in life.