This is a collection of the best Shakira quotes you need to know.

Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, and philanthropist. he highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, with estimates of more than 70 million albums sold worldwide.

Below are some of Shakira Quotes that will inspire you that language is never a hindrance when reaching your dreams.

Best Shakira Quotes

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

“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.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn’t want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish.” – Shakira

“I don’t go out without makeup. I’m a woman, you know.” – Shakira

“I’m Colombian and nothing will change that.” – Shakira

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

“You’re a song written by the hands of God.” – Shakira

“I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart.” – Shakira

“Sensual is everything that refers to the delight of the senses. And that’s what artists do, is stimulate the senses in any possible way.” – Shakira

“I live for freedom, and freedom is a lie.” – Shakira

“I think a fragrance is all about sensations and imagery, and can evoke visions, feelings and thoughts.” – Shakira

“My man prefers meat over the bone.” – Shakira

“I’m quite proud of my rear… I don’t obsess over my flaws, because I see my body as a whole. Besides, I think men appreciate confidence more than perfection.” – Shakira

“My hips don’t lie and I don’t lie either!” – Shakira

Shakira Motivational Quotes

“Nationalism is cured by traveling.” – Shakira

“I wanna stay an eternal girlfriend. I want to have my boyfriend’s children, but I don’t think we need a piece of paper to regulate the game, and we don’t have to go through the whole stress of a wedding and suffering to throw a good party.” – Shakira

“I was five years old; I got addicted to being on stage. I felt like it was the most wonderful place on Earth, performing in front of an audience, who in this case were a bunch of classmates, kids my age.” – Shakira

“I’m barefoot whenever I can be.” – Shakira

“The relationship I have with my Hispanic fans is very deep and intricate.” – Shakira

“People get jaded in every profession, but for some reason, I feel as passionate as when I was 13 years old and just released my first album. I feel the same amount of adrenaline in my blood, and the same amount of curiosity as well. Curiosity about why I’m different.” – Shakira

“I can take the spotlight that shines on me and shift it towards those issues that are infinitely more important than my own issues.” – Shakira

“I never thought it was fair for an 8-year-old child not to be able to afford shoes, or to wander the streets having to beg for money. To know that child’s joy would end soon, when they realised there was no future.” – Shakira

“People are not depressed in Colombia the same way people are in America.” – Shakira

“When we were in the Dark Ages, it was a question of humanity somehow managing to forget about itself. We put God in the centre of society, and people forgot about their own nature and desires. There was a huge deal of repression.” – Shakira

“My videos represent the artist in me very well, but not the kind of woman I am.” – Shakira

“I do feel that I have to use my voice for those that don’t have one. I have to do the best I can in my own work to represent my culture, represent the women of my country, of Latin America. What we stand for. What we’re made of.” – Shakira

“I’m double-jointed. I can put my legs over my head, which freaks people out.” – Shakira

“I feel like I’m not on Earth just to shake it and shake it endlessly, you know?” – Shakira

“I have so many people out there that celebrate with me when they know that I’m happy. And they hate it when they know that I’m suffering because someone has hurt me.” – Shakira

“I would love to have eight or nine kids with Gerard – my own futbol team.” – Shakira

“I think, that if you can prove the existence of God, it can only be proven through love.” – Shakira

“I’ve shaken hands with every radio station, from Honduras to Ryan Seacrest’s.” – Shakira

“From a psychoanalytical point of view, we start discovering the world through our mouths in the very first stage of our lives, when we’re just born.” – Shakira

“A man’s car is like an extension of their ego and their manhood.” – Shakira

Shakira Inspirational Quotes

“I think my dad is the only Arabic descendent who is an unsuccessful businessman.” – Shakira

“I’m more afraid of marriage than death.” – Shakira

“At the age of eight, I discovered that I could write songs. My dad used to take them to the notary and register them so that nobody could steal them from me.” – Shakira

“I’m convinced that promoting sport is an intelligent way of educating our children.” – Shakira

“Instead of thinking of the huge Mount Everest that I have to climb, just think about every step of the way.” – Shakira

“As women, we need to embrace our bodies and be confident with who we are.” – Shakira

“I know what I’m doing even when I’m wearing a pencil skirt.” – Shakira

“Songwriting is such an intricate part of me as an artist and as a person; I couldn’t just let someone else do it.” – Shakira

“I’m a multi-faceted woman and person, like all women are – there’s no black and white. We have shades of grey in the middle. And even many more colours that other people don’t see!” – Shakira

“You feel that there is an avalanche coming when you meet the right person.” – Shakira

“It’s very difficult to think that you’re with someone that you know, and all of a sudden you don’t know them: it turns out that they betray you. It’s painful, but it’s best to turn the page.” – Shakira

“A kid cannot learn with an empty stomach.” – Shakira

“I adore my dad. He’s a 78-year-old man and my inspiration.” – Shakira

“I’m a closet nerd. I love to study history and visit museums.” – Shakira

“I just think that it’s very helpful to have a map of your psyche, because when you have a map, you know where to go.” – Shakira

“If it was up to me, I would just wear jeans and t-shirts, even to red carpets, but then no one would photograph me, so that would make me very sad. So you know, I’ve gotta keep up with the rest of the female population and sometimes try a little harder.” – Shakira

“Brazil is a country I hold very dearly. I’ve got followers there who I’ve been interacting with for years, as well as fellow artists like Ivete Sangalo, and it also has huge figures like Pele. I’d love to go to that World Cup – I’m not sure in what capacity, but I’ll definitely be there. I know that nobody wants to miss it, least of all me.” – Shakira

“Every day now, I discover something new. Go through phases in which I feel much more in touch with my feminine side in ways I never thought possible. I’m letting the woman inside of me speak, the desires of this woman, speak as loud as they can.” – Shakira

“I would sing anywhere they would invite me. That’s how I made my first pesos. I used to sing at beauty pageants, local events of every sort.” – Shakira

“For a while, I could only wear sweatpants because I was that intermediate size that you’re not a small, you’re not a large.” – Shakira

Shakira Quotes on Success

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

“Walking gets too boring, when you learn how to fly.” – Shakira

“I consider myself a laborer, building my career brick over brick under the sun.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“I’m someone who has always been very stubborn and strong-willed. I never gave up.” – Shakira

“The worst mistake of a woman is to go to the kitchen, because then she never gets out of there.” – Shakira

“My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body.” – Shakira

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

“I feel a real sense of duty to use the voice and the platform I’ve been afforded by my fame to speak out for those whose voices don’t get a chance to be heard.” – Shakira

“I consider myself a survivor more than anything else.” – Shakira

“Education is literally the difference between success and failure, or even life and death for many children.” – Shakira

“Success happened little by little for me. I tasted the flavor of fame in small doses: I started at 10 years old when I won a music contest; I was performing at birthday parties, company meetings.” – Shakira

“Fame isolates people from reality. That happens to many artists, and I don’t want it to happen to me.” – Shakira

“I feel like there is a part of me that represents a minority in the U.S., a minority around the world.  People who struggle, people who want to succeed with drive and ambition.” – Shakira

“My music career has been very rewarding, but success never came easily.” – Shakira

“If the fastest growing population in this country is Latino, that means we are the future of this country. And, we have proven we have talent. Now we need the tools to succeed.” – Shakira

Shakira Quotes on Challenges

“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.” – Shakira

I believe that every single one of us, celebrity or not, has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world. Our generation faces many challenges, some of which were passed on to us by the past generations, but it’s up to us to find solutions today so that we don’t keep passing our problems on. – Shakira

“People think I like to expose my body. But I don’t. It’s just because the dance moves require it.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

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

“I always believed that women have rights and that there are some women that are intelligent enough to claim those rights. There are some others that are stupid enough not to.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“I can be like a lioness when defending my people.” – Shakira

“It’s incredibly liberating to spend an hour talking to someone and not caring about what you sound like. It’s about understanding myself. Sometimes I’ll speak to my therapist for an hour a day. It’s become part of my routine.” – Shakira

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

“It’s not easy to work with me, I recognize that. It’s not easy if those people aren’t as perfectionistic as I am.” – Shakira

“I can’t wait for the time when curves and a little belly fat will be sexy again!” – Shakira

“I’m a perfectionist in recovery. I’m trying to deal with that monster inside of me that wants to do everything right. Or better than right.” – Shakira

“I do take advantage of, you know, feeling sensual and feeling sexy.  And I think that is tremendously empowering and is not diminishing in any way.  I feel that any woman who is in control, who is in touch with her femininity and sensuality, is a woman that is empowered.” – Shakira

Shakira Quotes on Dreams

“Of course for a Colombian girl it was always impossible to even imagine becoming an international popstar, but my dream became reality.” – Shakira

“I grew up in Barranquilla, Colombia, and I spent most of my childhood dreaming about becoming a singer.” – Shakira

“My family endured a big crisis after my father’s business went bankrupt and we went from having a comfortable life to having virtually nothing. I saw from that moment how fragile and precarious life can be and you have to work very hard not just to survive but also to accomplish something in life and fulfill your dreams.” – Shakira

“I now talk to different cultures, and I hope that I can bridge those gaps and differences between us. It’s an adventure, a dream… I feel like I’m on an anthropological mission.” – Shakira

“Always I was dreaming of a record contract. From 10 to 13, it was all I could think of. I worked hard for this dream. Nobody could say I didn’t try.” – Shakira

“In 2006 I was asked to sing at the World Cup in Germany, and in 2010 I was fortunate enough to be asked again.” – Shakira

“I remember the first time I saw the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video. I will never forget that day. I just wanted to see Kurt Cobain’s face. I had a feeling he was very cute. But, I couldn’t see his face. When I finally did see him, he was even cuter than I imagined!” – Shakira

“My dad is a writer, and to see him always in front of a typewriter gave me the inspiration to write. He was my idol, my hero. I wanted to be just like him.” – Shakira

“My whole life, I had pressed pause on so many things in my personal life to follow my dreams, my professional dreams, to become a successful artist.  And suddenly, things changed, and I saw myself as a mother, with a family I had dreamed about since I was a child.  And then, when I realized the creator inside of me was also asking to be considered, my music became my escape.  The studio became the place to let some steam off, away from everyday life as a mother – that became my hobby.  And then it became a pleasure like all hobbies are.  So now music is my hobby.  Oh, I never thought I would say that!” – Shakira

“I think I have finally reached an age where I have accepted myself for who I am.” – Shakira

“I feel that this is the time in my life when I should go out in the world and achieve.  I have so much enthusiasm and determination, and I should make the most of these feelings.  Who knows?  Maybe when I get older, I won’t have that enthusiasm anymore so this is why I’m making the most of my time right now.” – Shakira

“If I can contribute to people having fun, I would feel very fulfilled as an artist.” – Shakira

Shakira Quotes on Music

“Music has given a voice to many generations, and I think we, as artists, can be a part of creating a better world.” – Shakira

“My songs are the reflection of how I think and how I feel in that moment. But I’m conscious of the fact that artists have a responsibility before the masses and they have to take care with their words.” – Shakira

“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?” – Shakira

“Freddy Demann (Shakira’s Manager) is a man that knows the world of music. And I know that I am in good hands.” – Shakira

“The music, of course, is important, but it’s the energy that I bring to it that I think the public appreciate the most.” – Shakira

“I apply the same amount of dedication to being a mom as I do to my music…” – Shakira

“Sometimes, I ask myself how any other singer could substitute the inspiration of god in their songs.” – Shakira

“Because of you, I’m running out of reasons to cry.” – Shakira

“I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn’t like my voice. I was pretty sad. But he was probably right; I did have a voice a bit like a goat, but my dad told me to never give up and to keep going, and it’s paid off.” – Shakira

“Dealing with boys at work and being the only girl can be challenging. I have my insecurities, but I’ve learned I have to be a good sport. I have to be able to take certain jokes and not take them personally. There are jokes made almost every second of the day. I had to develop a tough hide. You know, the music industry is dominated by guys.” – Shakira

“I am a person who has many dreams. But as soon as I accomplish one, I move on to the next. That’s my fatal, absurd nature. Human beings are slaves to our dreams, and I am, too. Now I think I just want to share my musical proposal in its entire form.” – Shakira

“I’m just a consequence of the great musical momentum and the great changes we are going through in the world.” – Shakira

“I tried to give my career a shot from Barranquilla, but the musicians would never show up. It was just not taken seriously.” – Shakira

“I have no idea where I want to go musically, but I’m fine that way. I don’t need to be faithful to any concept, you know.” – Shakira

“The worst frustration for a singer is choosing a career in making music and then not being able to make music because you’re always giving interviews.” – Shakira

“Videos come definitely after the music has been created, but I have always felt, and especially today, that videos are vital in the album process. I think that we live in a very visual era, and if you make a mistake with a video, those images will accompany the song forever.” – Shakira

“The music industry is dominated by guys. I work with men 98 percent of the time – producers, arrangers, musicians, engineers.” – Shakira

Shakira Quotes on Education and Foundation

“The ALAS Foundation was born as a consequence and a continuation of what we are doing with Pies Descalzos. 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.” – Shakira

“Both the IDB and Fundacion ALAS believe that the future of prosperity and equality that we hope for has to start today with higher investment and higher quality in Early Childhood Development programs throughout the region.” – Shakira

“I actually support President Obama’s initiatives on early childhood. He has appointed me as a commissioner to consult his administration on educational excellence for Hispanics in the U.S. We try to find ways to improve the education system for Hispanics in America, to achieve excellence.” – Shakira

“We’ve built six schools in Colombia and do work in South Africa and Haiti. We teach 5,000 students.” – Shakira

“Being raised in a developing country opened my eyes to so much I cannot tolerate. In Colombia, education is sometimes considered a luxury, not a human right. And it’s not a priority in the agendas of many leaders.” – Shakira

“Education is the only way forward in Latin America and developing countries in general.” – Shakira

“The Summit of the Americas is an excellent platform to raise awareness and secure commitments from heads of state and different sector leaders regarding Early Childhood Development.” – Shakira

“We need to provide higher quality and innovative early childhood development programs all throughout Latin America.” – Shakira

“In Colombia, education is sometimes considered a luxury, not a human right. And it’s not a priority in the agendas of many leaders.” – Shakira

“Providing all Latin-American children with the education and early childhood development that they need is in the best interest of all, so it has to be a priority for all of us, not only the government and civil society, but also the business sector.” – Shakira

“I wish that one of my children will be like the Australian guy from the Discovery Channel show. The crocodile hunter.” – Shakira

“I started my own Pies Descalzos/Barefoot Foundation when I was 18. We provide education to vulnerable children in Colombia and other developing countries. I am an avid believer that education – and especially early childhood development – is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.” – Shakira

“President Obama is highly concerned with education. He’s a champion on early-childhood development strategies. So I like the work he’s doing, and I support it, and I realise that he’s one of very few political leaders around the world that actually has early-childhood development strategies at the top of his agenda.” – Shakira

“I enjoy taking part in footballing events that are for social causes because, in my view, inspiring children through sport is a way of keeping their bodies and minds healthy as well as helping nurture their intelligence and ability to relate with others.” – Shakira

Shakira Quotes on Children

“I believe education is the key. As an activist and a child of the developing world, I witnessed education’s power to transform lives.” – Shakira

“I always had the intuition, even as a little child, that I was called for a big project.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“My main hope for my children would be that whatever profession or calling they choose in life, that they pursue it with passion.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“The first years of a child’s life are too important for a child’s future – their development, earnings, behavior, and health – for anyone to ignore.” – Shakira

“We have to demand that governments live up to their promises and make education a reality for every child.” – Shakira

“Education spurs growth and unlocks potential. After all, a single year of primary education creates a 10 to 20 percent increase in a woman’s wages later in life. Education lowers the risk of disease and decreases the likelihood that a child will fall into violence and crime. And a child born to a literate mother is 50 percent more likely to survive past age five. No country has achieved sustained growth without at least 40 percent literacy for its adults.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“I think that we see war as a virtual thing and we even got to believe that bombs fall on top of cardboard cutouts and stuff like that. They don’t. They kill real people, real children, real mothers and millions of innocent people.” – Shakira

“I’ve met dedicated people from all sectors of society who are committed to giving children the tools they need for a better future. I’m always impressed by the passionate young leaders I meet. As the pace of change accelerates, so do the challenges we face. However, the chances to solve them increase too.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“By giving every child a fair start, we are improving our collective future, including the private sector’s ability to find talent in a very competitive global marketplace.” – Shakira

“I don’t think I would want my children to enter into my profession. There’s a lot of stress and so much competition. There are easier things you can do with your life.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

Shakira Quotes about Love

“Our leaders are lacking love, and love is lacking leaders.” – Shakira

“I love reading about history. Sometimes, I feel I was born in the wrong era. There was more creativity in the air when people were still discovering new worlds.” – Shakira

“Relationships have to have a give and take if they’re going to work in the long term.” – Shakira

“Everyone can know what is in my heart because I find it hard to conceal myself.” – Shakira

“A good fragrance should have a certain personality that makes people identify the scent with you.” – Shakira

“I just want to grow old with a man who takes care of me, and I want to eventually have kids and want them to be good children to me. Just want to be treated nice and have respect.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“I’m like a mosquito, I love humidity. I don’t sweat.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“I think, if you can prove the existence of God, it can only be proven through love.” – Shakira

“I always knew that I was tremendously creative. I recited love poems, I wrote stories and I got excellent grades in every subject, except for maths.” – Shakira

“I love food, and I’m a chronic over-orderer at restaurants.” – Shakira

“I was a real mummy’s girl – still am. And as for my father, well, I have an Oedipus complex I’m still working out. I love that man!” – Shakira

“When you have a baby, when you feel his love, you feel so at peace with the world. You just want to share the good news and share how happy you feel.” – Shakira

“Seeing me in love is a constant state: there are no questions, as the answer is simply there.” – Shakira

“I think love is something that you have to work on, and it develops over experience and time. Love is a practice.” – Shakira

Shakira Quotes on Family

“I’m lucky to have family around me. Otherwise, I’ll be taking the risk of falling in love with myself.” – Shakira

“Becoming a mother has taught me to simplify things and also to appreciate being at home more.” – Shakira

“Guys don’t like women telling them what to do. It reminds them of their mothers, or something like that.” – Shakira

“I came to understand that I’m never going to be the perfect mother, but I’m going to do the best I can. Same goes for everything in my life.” – Shakira

“Becoming a mom forced me to re-prioritize and make room for the things that are most important, while recognizing that there are things I can let go of, and the world won’t crumble around me.” – Shakira

“Gerard and I pretty much share all parenting responsibilities, although I’m definitely the disciplinarian.” – Shakira

“It’s shifted the axis of my universe. Everything is centered around them now. It’s a new dimension of love, at least for me, that’s indescribable. It’s also helped me be more disciplined overall about sticking to a schedule now, because you’re forced to prioritize. Before I was my own boss, but I have two tiny bosses to answer to now.” – Shakira

“That the foundation of every level of development ― social, emotional, cognitive, physical ― depends on an abundance of love. You can never show you love them too much. A sense of security from early on gives them limitless room to develop their abilities and become responsible, caring adults.” – Shakira

“In Spain, parents speak to their children as equals, and I feel that the children respond in turn. But in all three cultures, parents are attentive to their children. Their dad and I both grew up in very close-knit families, and that has made us openly affectionate parents.” – Shakira

“Growing up with a working mom is a start. I also think their dad is a good example of a modern man to emulate.” – Shakira

“Before taking them on a long trip, I really try to weigh the pros and cons of what will be best for them, though if it were up to me I would bring them everywhere. Otherwise, I make sure to take all their vitamins and meds and things that are familiar to them, so the change of environment isn’t so jarring.” – Shakira

“The older they get, the more interesting the challenges — I’ve only gotten to the toddler stage so far, but each one keeps me on my toes and forces me to educate myself further as I’m working to educate them along with their teachers.” – Shakira

“Gerard doesn’t tell me what to do. We discuss everything as a couple, as I imagine most partners do. We have a beautiful relationship and one of mutual trust.” – Shakira

“I’ve written many love songs for Gerard. But it’s never enough. I feel that he deserves a million love songs written for him.” – Shakira

“With pregnancy and nursing, the hormones mean your skin tends to be more sensitive to the light, so it’s very important to use sun block every day.” – Shakira

“I have two kids, a career, and a man that takes a lot of my attention and time.” – Shakira

“My man, Gerard, prefers meat over bone. That takes the pressure off. I already have a lot to worry about.” – Shakira

“Gerard is just like me, but two meters tall. We’re very alike; it’s not for nothing that we were born on the same day, it’s just that he was born 10 years later… he’s a happy guy, healthy here, in the head.” – Shakira

“I didn’t expect babies to need so many diapers. Nobody told me they needed to be changed so often.” – Shakira

“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!” – Shakira

Shakira Quotes about Life

“In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it.” – Shakira

“You can’t achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice.” – Shakira

“Scars remind me of just how far that I’ve come.”- Shakira

“Live your life to the fullest.” – Shakira

“I think it’s my energy and love of life that has been the real key to my fame and success.” – Shakira

“You collect impressions from people, from life, from your own daydreams.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“There’s no better makeup than self-confidence.” – Shakira

“In the full light of day, I don’t want to think about the sunset.” – Shakira

“I’ve always thought of myself as a woman who works hard, believes in herself, and wants to accomplish as much as possible.” Shakira

“You have to be very strong and tough-minded if you want to survive.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“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.” – Shakira

“I did not want to spend the rest of my life not being able to ride in a nice car.” – Shakira

“I have gone through a lot of things, everything that you can imagine in life, but the best has been Gerard and Milan.” – Shakira

“Life is a soccer field, don’t you think?” – Shakira

“I just don’t find marriage a necessary step in a couple’s life.” – Shakira

Famous Shakira Quotes

“I feel comfortable in my pop shoes. They let me walk in any direction. I like to go from one extreme to the other. One day I feel that I want to do a song with reggaeton influence, I do it. The next day I feel I need to do a song with rock elements to it, I do it.” – Shakira

“The thing is, my dad’s always been more of a bookworm; he was interested in more intellectual pursuits, but nobody can escape the passion that football stirs.” – Shakira

“What happens is once you start to understand football, you realise that it’s not just about the physical side of the game and chasing after a ball. It’s a strategic sport which requires a lot of intelligence. It’s a very mental game.” – Shakira

“I like fragrances that have some sweetness to them. All three I have developed have that as a common element.” – Shakira

“’Elixir’ means magical potion, so I wanted to depict the kind of bottle that was used in ancient times, but that looked modern and chic as well. I also wanted it to have a golden tint to evoke the memories of sands and sunsets.” – Shakira

“I know that youngsters want to find something in common with each other and feel closer to each other ideologically through bridges such as the Internet.” – Shakira

“I like to see people’s eyes when I’m singing to them.” – Shakira

“All through my twenties, I spent more time worrying what I didn’t have than thinking about what I did have. I wished that I was taller, had longer legs, slimmer hips, a smaller bottom, even straighter hair.” – Shakira

“In their 20s, women try to be somebody they’re not and try to turn themselves into something different. Now I’m in my 30s; I’m very happy with who I am.” – Shakira

“My therapist taught me why I behave in certain ways and not to feel so pressured.” – Shakira

“What I do is I remove my makeup every night, use a little bit of Vitamin C serum, and that’s it, pretty much. Of course, I use my 3D White products!” – Shakira

“When you feel complete, you don’t need to get married, and you don’t think about it.” – Shakira

“Colombia is not how people think it is. We used to eat fish every Sunday at the beach. In the town where I grew up, people did not tell lies.” – Shakira

“My body feels like it is asking to reproduce.” – Shakira

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Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, and philanthropist. he highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, with estimates of more than 70 million albums sold worldwide.

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