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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. — Shakira

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Scars remind me of just how far that I've come. — Shakira

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

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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

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

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

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

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Education is the only way forward in Latin America and developing countries in general. — Shakira

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I would love to have eight or nine kids with Gerard - my own futbol team. — Shakira

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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

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We've built six schools in Colombia and do work in South Africa and Haiti. We teach 5,000 students. — Shakira

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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I love food, and I'm a chronic over-orderer at restaurants. — Shakira

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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I didn't expect babies to need so many diapers. Nobody told me they needed to be changed so often. — Shakira

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I live for freedom, and freedom is a lie. — Shakira

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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

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My hips don't lie and I don't lie either! — Shakira

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

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

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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

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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

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I'm double-jointed. I can put my legs over my head, which freaks people out. — Shakira

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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My man prefers meat over the bone. — Shakira

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Guys don't like women telling them what to do. It reminds them of their mothers, or something like that. — Shakira

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I always knew I was going to be a public figure. There was no doubt. — Shakira

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I'm convinced that promoting sport is an intelligent way of educating our children. — Shakira

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There's no better makeup than self-confidence. — Shakira

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Fame isolates people from reality. That happens to many artists, and I don't want it to happen to me. — Shakira

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I'm just a consequence of the great musical momentum and the great changes we are going through in the world. — Shakira

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

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I just don't find marriage a necessary step in a couple's life. — Shakira

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I like to see people's eyes when I'm singing to them. — Shakira

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If I could, I'd live in the nude, like Eve in paradise. — Shakira

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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

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I'm a closet nerd. I love to study history and visit museums. — Shakira

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I adore my dad. He's a 78-year-old man and my inspiration. — Shakira

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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

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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

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The truth is that I'm more afraid of marriage than of death. — Shakira

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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

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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

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When you feel complete, you don't need to get married, and you don't think about it. — Shakira

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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

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

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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. — Shakira

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

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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

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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

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A kid cannot learn with an empty stomach. — Shakira

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Our leaders are lacking love, and love is lacking leaders. — Shakira

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I can't wait for the time when curves and a little belly fat will be sexy again! — Shakira

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

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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

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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

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The relationship I have with my Hispanic fans is very deep and intricate. — Shakira

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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

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My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body. — Shakira

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

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I think that we see war as a virtual thing and we even get 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

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

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Walking gets too boring when you learn how to fly. — Shakira

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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

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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

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Gerard and I pretty much share all parenting responsibilities, although I'm definitely the disciplinarian. — Shakira

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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

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A man's car is like an extension of their ego and their manhood. — Shakira

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People are not depressed in Colombia the same way people are in America. — Shakira

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

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In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it. — Shakira

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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

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

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I feel like I'm not on Earth just to shake it and shake it endlessly, you know? — Shakira

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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

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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

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Relationships have to have a give and take if they're going to work in the long term. — Shakira

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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

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

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Sometimes, I ask myself how any other singer could substitute the inspiration of god in their songs — Shakira

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Live your life to the fullest. — Shakira

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I can be like a lioness when defending my people. — Shakira

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