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46 incredible Ricky Martin quotes to celebrate his birthday

46 incredible Ricky Martin quotes to celebrate his birthday

Ricky Martin

1 ‘I always needed to perform some way, somehow. I needed it. I needed it. Actually I became an altar boy to be on stage!’ – CBS News

2 ‘I love getting older. I’m 46 years old; I don’t want to look 36. I want to look 46. And I want to look healthy at my age. I think the issue comes when people just want to look younger. People get a little bit desperate. I just want to look good. I’m someone that represents my age’ – Ocean Drive

3 ‘I’ve been in love, and it’s crazy when I am, because I quit everything when I’m in love’ – Rolling Stone

4 ‘I am convinced that music, like philanthropy, bridges hope’ – CNN

5 ‘I’m not saying you have to be an Adonis, but you have to connect’ – The Sun

6 ‘I have a crazy foot fetish. Like, crazy’ – Harry

7 ‘I for sure want to get married in Puerto Rico. That is something that has to happen’ – E!

8 ‘When I am on stage or in front of the cameras I am “Ricky”; but in private I am “Kiki”’ – Me

9 ‘If my kids ever tell me that they’re gay, I’ll be like, “Yeah? OK, cool! Brilliant! Bring it on’ – PrideSource

10 I think that the people who sit around and wait for their destiny to land in their laps will probably get old waiting’ – ME

11 ‘I hated it when people tried to force me out when I wasn’t ready. It was very painful, and it actually pushed me away from doing so’ – The Guardian

12 ‘A lot of people say, “Hey, Rick, your kids need stability.” And I [tell them], “I am their stability”‘ – Ocean Drive

13 ‘Xenophobia as a political strategy is the lowest you can go in search of political power’ – Univison

14 ‘I got on my knees and I took out the little metal box. I just had it in a little velvet pouch and instead of saying, ‘Will you marry me?’ I said, ‘I got you something!’ Bad’ – Ellen

15 ‘Culturally and socially, we are taught to feel sexual attraction for the opposite sex, which causes a great deal of confusion when you feel something different’ – ME

16 [On his boyband days]: ‘At our hotel, one whole floor was a game room, full of pinball machines, just for us. It was like Disneyland. We worked hard, but we were pampered’ – Rolling Stone

17 ‘The equality slogan translates so easily in any language’ – PrideSource

18 ‘I met Jwan, and from the moment we shook hands for the first time, I knew this was special’ – Ocean Drive

19 ‘I’ve slept with women and I’ve fallen in love with them and I’ve felt wonderful things. There was love, passion. I don’t regret anything, any of the relationships I’ve lived, they taught me a lot, both men and women equally’ – Vanity Fair

20 ‘They sit backstage and look at my show every night, and then one of them one time said “Daddy, what happened tonight? I didn’t like this part. You did it better yesterday”‘ – The Tonight Show

21 ‘One morning I woke up and said: “I have not recorded a Spanish album in five years. Stop everything right now. I am recording in Spanish”‘ – NYT

22 ‘Unfortunately, according to my faith, what I was feeling was evil, and I struggled’ – The Guardian

23 ‘I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am’ –

24 ‘They all want me. Boys, girls, men, women, dogs, cats — they all want to have sex with Ricky. And they can all fantasize if they want to’ – NYT

25 ‘Being unique is fabulous’ – OUT

26 ‘Above all, my beautiful sons, your love gave me the strength to live an honest life. A life of courage and transparency, which fills me with great pride and peace. What an amazing gift you have given me, and I’m forever thankful to you’TIME

27 ‘I try not to analyze this too much. I just say, “Go for it, buddy. Enjoy it. Go out there and have a blast”‘ – Rolling Stone

28 ‘I don’t want my family to be based on lies. I want to be transparent to them, I want them to be proud of their dad, of their family’ – Oprah

29 ‘I have two boys and I cannot bring different men every day into my house’ – The Sun

30 ‘I love being on the road – one day you’re here, next day it’s snowing, and the next you are in a desert and it’s 110 degrees’ – AP

31 ‘I became a rock’n’roll star slash sex symbol at a very young age. I was thinking: what do I have to do to get the attention of the girls?’ – Me

32 ‘I am Hispanic, and I am a gay man, and they both struggle. Is it a big responsibility? It can be as big as I want it to be, and I believe there’s a lot still to come’ – OUT

33 ‘When I leave my skin to become someone else, I tell you, my heart beats faster and I get goose bumps because I’ve never felt this in my life’ – Soap Opera Digest

34 ‘Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions’ – Twitter

35 ‘During my sabbatical I spent two years not listening to my songs at all. Then one day I walked into my studio and I just pressed play and ‘Livin la Vida Loca’ came on and I was like, “What the f**k is up with this track?” – I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I thought, “This is perfect”‘ – Digital Spy

36 ‘I am gay, men fascinate me, but I like to enjoy sex in total freedom, so I’m open to having sex with a woman if I feel desire’ – Fama! (via Latin Post)

37 ‘Vegas is my escape. Vegas is walking into my playground. I’ve surrounded myself with amazing producers and we have created a very elegant show, I think, to the level of the standards of Vegas’ – Soap Opera Digest

38 ‘Another piece of useful advice Madonna gave me was, ‘Ricky, if music, art, or your career start to take over your life, disconnect. You have to be the one who controls your career; don’t let it control you’ – ME

39 ‘Every family is different. I am mom and I am dad and I’m going to do my best’ – Oprah

40 ‘After the divorce, according to the judge, I was supposed to be with my father on weekends, my mother the whole week. But I did whatever I wanted. It’s something I’m very grateful about’ – Rolling Stone

41 ‘I wish I could come out again because that moment felt very blissful’ – KISS FM

42 ‘They would say to me, ‘If you have a girlfriend, don’t say so, because your fans are going to be disappointed.’ Imagine if it had been a boyfriend! This is the mentality I grew up with’ – Vanity Fair

43 ‘The exhibitionism kicked in for a moment and all of a sudden I was naked in bed in front of 20 people from the crew and another actor I met that same day’ – EW

44 ‘The applause and the energy of the public are my addiction—they are my vice’ – ME

45 ‘I like the noise of children running around the house. I want Daddy’s little girl now. See what happens!’ – CBS News

46 ‘The day I came out, a million people started following me on Twitter. That same day’ – Metro Weekly