Selena Quintanilla Perez Quotes
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I think I'm very a kindhearted person. Um, I don't like to hurt people's feelings. If I do, it's not intentionally. I'm sincere and very honest. And I feel that now days a lot of people have lost that, but I think that starts in the home. My parents have taught me that. Being fair with people.
There's a fan club and it's based out of here in San Antonio and it carries the Mexican...for Mexico.. la gente de Mexico.. and tambien. .tambien all the United States, and what they do is they send out a newsletter each month telling you where we're gonna play and tambien there's also a fan club where you can pay a fee and you get the newsletter plus interviews with the band members and different stuff like that. T-shirts and all that junk.
We were playing gigs that we could get at the time. We'd get like a hundred dollars a gig for playing 4 hours and be like oh god this is cool (she laughs) now it's like...ahhh...(she laughs again) but you know you just take what you can get when you're starting out and we got laughed at we uh...my father was told that we would never make it. It was kinda hard at first, cause I knew it was uh.. a means of putting food on the table for the whole family. You know we did it to make a living. So the only way we could put bread on the table was try to sing and do music professionally and make a living off of it.
We grew up with morals and also respect for everyone. My father always treated us equal and we're not different. We all have talent even if they are in different aspects.
Well I think that's cause of my dad and his belt. (Selena laughs and imitates her father) you're gonna sing little girl! (shaking her hands in front of her and laughing). Boy, I was very shy but when a person grows up you change and those things do too.
Ever since I was a little girl, I'd dreamed of having a big, wonderful wedding, with a long white gown and a bouquet of flowers. But my love for Chris was so strong. I couldn't wait any longer for us to be husband and wife. I couldn't even wear my nicest dress because that would have made my father suspicious.
One thing is that if I ever have children later on, for sure I want my children to know Spanish. It only makes you a better person or even a smarter person to know 2 languages. If that barrier is not there you can cross both lines, talk to English and Spanish people and it gets you a lot farther in business and personal communication.
What I do on stage, you won't catch me doing off stage. I mean, I think deep down I'm still kind of, like, timid and modest about a lot of things. But on stage, I release all that; I let it go.
Well, when I'm singing I'm a completely different person. I could be very free, depending on the situation I could do what I want. I would have to deliver, like with many songs, a lot of emotion if a song is very sad, as with a very happy and excited song. It depends, it depends. Compared to when I'm my normal self, like whomever, of the public.
A lot of people say..ya know that it's hard to work with family and what's good about our family is that we've all had the same goal and we all have the same respect for my father...so when we get into a discussion there's dad like good old times with a belt. I think a lot of the musical talent came on my fathers part cause he used to be a musician many years ago when he had his own band named Los Dinos.