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"I grew up in a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood, but my mom is Filipino-Spanish and my dad is Irish." - Shay Mitchell

"I know Spanish pretty well. I'm half-Puerto Rican - my mom is from Puerto Rico - so I have a lot of family there, and my mom's first language is Spanish. But growing up in the States, and with my dad being from the States, I'm kind of just like this white kid." - David Lambert

"Speaking Spanish isn't a benefit in Hollywood." - Freddie Prinze Jr

"I speak English and Spanish. I write in Spanish; my books are published in English." - Isabel Allende

"I think I can adapt quite easily from having a Spanish mother and an English dad and growing up in both places. I feel like I've got two lives - that Spanish life, which was so free, and then I lived in England and went to an all-girls, private school and had to fit in with that. That switching out and becoming someone else, I find it quite liberating, actually." - Ana Mulvoy-Ten

"I read the greens in Spanish, but putt in English." - Chi Chi Rodriguez

"I am the only British writer who writes in Spanish" - Guillermo Cabrera Infante

"I would absolutely be down to do something in Spanish." - Moises Arias

"When you're speaking Spanish, you're thinking in a different way." - Giancarlo Esposito

"I would love to do film in Spanish." - Genesis Rodriguez

"I am the only British writer who writes in Spanish." - Guillermo Cabrera Infante

"I love listening to pop songs in Spanish and Italian." - Stjepan Hauser

"Singing in Spanish is much more honest, much closer to my roots. For me, Spanish is essential. I still think in Spanish, dream in Spanish. It's the melodies and arrangements that transmit meaning." - Juanes

"She's French, so she's teaching them French, and their previous nanny was Spanish, so they're fluent in Spanish." - Gwyneth Paltrow

"I studied in American school, so yes, I grew up speaking English and Spanish. Obviously, Spanish is my first language." - Eiza Gonzalez

"I feel comfortable in Spanish, I chat like a parrot, but I don't have the confidence in Spanish that I do in English." - Sandra Cisneros

"When you sing in English and Spanish, it's two completely different forms of expression and... even the people who don't speak Spanish love to hear me sing in Spanish." - Gloria Estefan

"When you sing in English and Spanish, it's two completely different forms of expression and . . . even the people who don't speak Spanish love to hear me sing in Spanish." - Gloria Estefan

"All my mom's side speaks Spanish. I speak to my grandparents in Spanish. Slowly. And they're patient with me! But I do speak with them in Spanish and carry on conversations with them." - David Archuleta

"I took Spanish in high school and I didn't do too well in it. My Spanish teacher told me not to go on with Spanish anymore, so I was discouraged a little bit." - Tyler Posey

"I was like the only diverse kid in my high school, and I'm half-Puerto Rican. But yeah, I have a huge family and tons of cousins in Puerto Rico. We actually hung out with them last summer, and it was awesome. But I wish my grandfather had taught my dad Spanish when he was younger so he could've taught me when I was younger, and sometimes he does, too. It's a shame." - Aubrey Plaza

"Kerry was here in Los Angeles. He was courting the Spanish vote by speaking Spanish. And he showed people he could be boring in two languages." - Jay Leno

"Everyone talks about Spanish influences, but where is it?...Tell me 10 great Spanish restaurants in London....You can't give me the addresses. Nor in Paris." - Alain Ducasse

"Everyone talks about Spanish influences, but where is it?...Tell me 10 great Spanish restaurants in London....You ca' give me the addresses. Nor in Paris." - Alain Ducasse

"My parents were both Spanish-speakers and they used to speak to me and my siblings in Spanish and we'd answer them in English." - America Ferrera

"I have a B.A. in Spanish, so briefly I thought that somebody might pay me to speak Spanish badly in another country, like Norway." - Karen Russell

"Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, my wife speaks five languages: Russian, English, French, Italian and, out of self-defense, Spanish. I watched her learn Spanish in three months." - Cheech Marin

"My worst decision was not learning Spanish yet. I think it would really help my business if I could do some of my singles in Spanish or a Spanish/English mix." - Coco Jones

"I wish I had taken Spanish instead of French in high school. I could eavesdrop on a lot more conversations on the subway if I knew Spanish." - Meg Cabot

"I say I have Spanish in me, but I'm not just Spanish. I'm proud of my ethnicities, and I will always be proud of being a Filipino." - Lalaine

"I would love to adopt a child from a Spanish speaking country, because I want to have Spanish in the home." - Valerie Cruz

"I could speak Spanish fluently growing up, but I'm so out of practice, and I have such a tremendous respect for songwriting in the Spanish language." - Miguel

"As a boy, when I was bad, my mother would chew me out in Spanish. And since I was bad a lot, I learned a lot of Spanish!" - John Sununu

"A silly remark can be made in Latin as well as in Spanish." - Miguel De Cervantes

"I read the greens in Spanish, but I putt in English." - Chi Chi Rodriguez

"The force of universalism is in you Basques, not in the Spanish state" - Slavoj Zizek

"I take great pride in the fact that I have lived in a Spanish-speaking country." - Christopher Dodd

"People always ask me: 'Do you have black in you? Do you have Spanish in you?'" - Rita Ora

"My name, Paloma, means 'dove' in Spanish. It stands as a symbol of peace and purity." - Paloma Picasso

"My name means 'hope' in Spanish and it's a name I want to live up to." - Esperanza Spalding

"The Spanish fleet thou canst not see, because-it is not yet in sight!" - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"I have Russian, German, Spanish, Italian, French and Ethiopian blood in my veins." - Peter Ustinov

"I like go to bed and get up early; in that, I am anti-Spanish." - Luis Bunuel

"I've been in love (truly) with five women, the Spanish Republic and the 4th Infantry Division." - Ernest Hemingway

"I don't speak Filipino or Spanish, but I've sung in both." - Jessica Sanchez

"I found out about the Spanish war because I was in Germany when it began." - Martha Gellhorn

"I am fluent in Spanish and I understand French, Italian and Portuguese." - Zoe Saldana

"I make the best Spanish omelettes in the world, but I won't tell you the recipe!" - Hrithik Roshan

"I've always been more in touch with my Ecuadorian side. I speak Spanish." - Michael Steger

"I speak Spanish because I grew up overseas in Spain, Uruguay and Argentina." - Bitsie Tulloch

"Dad is always hiding in his book." - E L Doctorow

"In real life, I'm a dad." - James Spithill

"Nobody had books at home. My dad was a very educated person, so he would have books at home. All Spanish books. That helped. Most of my homies had no books at home." - Luis J. Rodriguez

"I spoke Spanish when I was three, and then Maltese. I love dictionaries. I like foreigners. My dad moved every year before I was 14, and I learnt to like abroad. I'm not scared of change." - John Lloyd

"Modern poetry, for me, began not in English at all but in Spanish, in the poems of Lorca." - W S Merwin

"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

"The way I putted today, I must've been reading the greens in Spanish and putting them in English." - Homero Blancas

"I live in London and I am a British subject, although I do write in Spanish, of course" - Guillermo Cabrera Infante

"I better start doing stand up comedy in Spanish before every comedian in Mexico translates my jokes." - Felipe Esparza

"But you I never understood, Your spirit's secret hides like goldSunk in a Spanish galleon Ages ago in waters cold." - Sara Teasdale

"But you I never understood, Your spirit's secret hides like goldSunk in a Spanish galleon Ages ago in waters cold." - Sara Teasdale

"I think in general I've never dared compose in Spanish. First of all, it is such an intricate language." - Marc Anthony

"In French literature, you can choose a la carte; in Spanish literature, there is only the set meal." - Jose Bergamin

"When I was a girl, there wasn't anything in Spanish in the movies until you saw it on DVD." - Eiza Gonzalez

"I live in London and I am a British subject, although I do write in Spanish, of course." - Guillermo Cabrera Infante

"In the case of the brujos, the sorcerers in Mexico, the Spanish Conquest forced them to develop their second attention." - Frederick Lenz

"In some countries, of course, Spanish is the language spoken in public. But for many American children whose families speak Spanish at home, it becomes a private language. They use it to keep the English-speaking world at bay." - Richard Rodriguez

"My first language is both English and Spanish. My mom was raised in Los Angeles, so with her we spoke English, but my father was born in Cuba, so with him we spoke Spanish." - Jencarlos Canela

"I speak as much Spanish as anyone who has grown up in Southern California or Texas or Arizona. I had my three years of high-school Spanish and a couple of semesters in college." - Will Ferrell

"What's always a challenge for me is that my Spanish is not the level of my English. Nor do I read in Spanish the way I read in English." - Sandra Cisneros

"My father's Peruvian! I actually have a lot of family in Cuzco. I'm also Swiss, Alaskan, French, Spanish and Italian." - Q'orianka Kilcher

"I have voices in my head, but they're all speaking Spanish, and I have NO idea what they're saying." - Daniel Tosh

"I am recording my first CD in Spanish and preparing myself for the next stage of my career." - Alicia Machado

"Words were written out for me phonetically. I learned to quack in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and German." - Clarence Nash

"I've always loved to sing in Spanish. To me, it's just my culture. It's what I am; I'm Latina." - Paula DeAnda

"I feel possessive about stories I write in Spanish and so I usually end up translating those into English myself." - Achy Obejas

"That was when the Spanish came in and conquered the Aztecs. I thought that was a clever thing." - Les Baxter

"The greatest guitar player in the world today for me is Paco de Lucia, who is actually Spanish." - George Benson

"As a Latino growing up in Spanish harlem, it's not easy trying not to be hot-headed." - Erik Estrada

"I hope to get my name out there more in the Spanish-language business side of the world." - Julie Gonzalo

"My father's Peruvian! I actually have a lot of family in Cuzco. I'm also Swiss, Alaskan, French, Spanish and Italian." - Qorianka Kilcher

"I might say something in Spanish; it all depends on how I'm feeling, what the situation is." - Bobby Bonilla

"The Spanish troops returned and we could yet discover the grass beaten down in the direction which they went." - Zebulon Pike

"If I had mastered the Spanish language to any extent, I might have gone in that direction." - Leon Redbone

"The power of music in Spanish is so strong, that I couldn't stay away from it any longer." - Enrique Iglesias

"I have a rescue dog named Fideo, which means 'noodle' in Spanish, and a cat named Hutch." - Ana Ortiz

"From a young age, I was encouraged to sing, dance and learn folk and popular songs in Spanish." - Ailyn Perez

"Why should the brave Spanish soldiers brag? The sunne never sets in the Spanish dominions, but ever shineth on one part or other we have conquered for our king." - John Smith

"I bought a self learning record to learn Spanish. I turned it on and went to sleep; the record got stuck. The next day I could only stutter in Spanish." - Steven Wright

"I probably prefer Spanish football to the others. It's very technical, the way they play; they keep the ball well, and whenever Spurs have played against Spanish teams in the past, they've always made it difficult for us." - Gareth Bale

"I must confess, my Spanish is not so good - except I read a little, so I started with the English but then determined that it would have to be in Spanish." - George Crumb

"I have no idea why one of our most original filmmakers would want to spend two years of his life translating someone else's movie from Spanish into English. And it wasn't such a good film in Spanish, either." - Joel Siegel

"To me, a big crossover was what happened to me years ago, like bringing my music in Spanish to Europe, or Asia. To me, that's a crossover because Spanish is not a language that everybody talks." - Thalia

"My first languages are German and Spanish because I was brought up by a Spanish mother and a German father, so I always spoke both languages at home. I'm very thankful that I was brought up in a bilingual house." - Daniel Bruhl

"I was raised speaking English and Spanish. And I also speak Danish. And I can get by in French and Italian. I've acted in Spanish and English, but when something has to do with emotions, sometimes I feel I can get to the heart of the matter better in Spanish." - Viggo Mortensen

"Spanish is a poetic language, in particular the Spanish of Mexico which has a wonderful animistic attitude you might not see in the Spanish of the peninsula. I think it has to do with the indigenous way of looking at nature." - Sandra Cisneros

"When I came back from Bolivia, my Spanish was in some ways as good as my English. I am rusty today. But I am comfortable talking in Spanish. I am not flawless or fluent, but I am comfortable. It takes me a day or two speaking a lot of Spanish to get back into a rhythm." - David Dewhurst

"That wasn't your mom in you-that was your dad." - Ally Carter

"My dad owned a propane company in Oklahoma." - Johnny Bench

"My dad has ingrained that in me: 'Be accountable.'" - Jon Lester

"My dad says he likes to bask in my glow." - Robert Pattinson

"I love my Spanish fans!" - Emilia Clarke

"Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition." - Monty Python"s Flying Circus

"Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition..." - Graham Chapman

"My Spanish is a daughter's Spanish. I write, but my Spanish really is very limited." - Sandra Cisneros

"Guys standing around and talking about Spanish fly: 'You know anything about Spanish fly?' 'No, tell me about it.' Well there's this girl Crazy Mary, you put some in her drink man, she, 'Haaaaaaaaaaaaah.' Oh yeah, that's really groovy man, Spanish fly is groovy, yeah. From then on, any time you see a girl: 'Wish I had some Spanish fly.' Go to a party see five girls standing alone: 'Boy if I had a whole jug of Spanish fly, I'd light that corner up over there. HAAAAAAH.'" - Bill Cosby

"The real reason we ended up getting into that type of music was our dad worked for an oil company so we spent a year overseas when we were young kids. Because of that, it was all Spanish TV and radio so we ended up having these '50s and '60s tapes, tapes of that music." - Zac Hanson

"[Doing a bilingual album] helped artistically because whenever I got bored of writing in English, I would write in Spanish. It's always cool when you have the choice." - Enrique Iglesias

"So, the Phoenix Suns are wearing jerseys written in Spanish, made in China, modeled after their best player, Canadian Steve Nash. There you go. That is America." - Jay Leno

"In Spanish it is very difficult to make things flow, because words are over-long. But in English, you have light words." - Jorge Luis Borges

"But you I never understood, Your spirit's secret hides like gold Sunk in a Spanish galleon Ages ago in waters cold." - Sara Teasdale

"My career did start in the Spanish language industry, and that's probably because my father is my manager. He pushed my career in the direction he knew best." - Jencarlos Canela

"BUT, in terms of attractiveness, speaking in terms of physical aspects only I think that Argentinean, Italian, Mexican, and Spanish men are among the most attractive men." - Alicia Machado

"I want people to take pride in Spanish Harlem. These are people that everyone in the community could relate to... people who mean something special to us." - James De La Vega

"I'm a mongrel in the sense that I'm Spanish, English, Latino, Jewish, north, south - all these things are mixed in me." - Ariel Dorfman

"I actually speak fluent English and Spanish and... I dabble in a couple of languages, but I'm not fluent in German, Russian and Arabic." - Cote De Pablo

"My desk is like a 'U,' so I have my computer and lots of dictionaries because I write in Spanish and I live in English." - Isabel Allende

"In English, my name means hope. In Spanish, it means too many letters. It means sadness. It means waiting. It is like the number nine, a muddy color." - Sandra Cisneros

"If I'm going to meditate, there is a little church up in Montecito, California. It's an old Spanish mission, actually. I find it comforting in there." - Michael Keaton

"When I was in Mexico and started to dream in Spanish, I knew that was a good sign that I was learning the language. It was cool." - Andrea Navedo

"In 1993, I chased Cuban and Spanish drag trawlers off the Grand Banks off of Newfoundland. And it cost them $35 million in losses." - Paul Watson

"My father is Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino; my mother is half-Irish and half-Japanese; Greek last name; born in Hawaii, raised in Germany." - Mark Dacascos

"There are Anarchists in other parts of the world who are unable to, comprehend the position of the Spanish Anarchists. I do not pretend to censor these Anarchists." - Frederica Montseny

"Motherfuckers will read a book that's one third Elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and they [white people] think we're taking over." - Junot Diaz

"Motherfuckers will read a book that's one third Elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and they [white people] think we're taking over." - Junot Diaz

"The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle, without being at all acute; hence there is so much humor and so little wit in their literature." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Be careful. I would' want anything to happen to the worst Spanish student in the history of the language." I laughed. "No problemo." - Kiersten White

"Motherfuckers will read a book that's one third Elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and they [white people] think we"re taking over." - Junot Diaz

"We do not believe in government through the voting booth. The Spanish national will was never freely expressed through the ballot box. Spain has no foolish dreams." - Francisco Franco

"Be careful. I wouldn't want anything to happen to the worst Spanish student in the history of the language." I laughed. "No problemo." - Kiersten White

"I find Spanish really difficult. They speak so quickly, whereas in German it's very clear what they're saying. It's easier to repeat." - Eliot Paulina Sumner

"I write in English first, and then I translate to Spanish. I've always felt more comfortable with the English side of things first." - Jon Secada

"After years of research, scientists recently reported that there is, indeed, arroz in Spanish Harlem. A full tongue and an empty brain are seldom parted." - Francis Quarles

"The making of the movie and the routine of making the movie is a lot like being in a Spanish prison for five years on a marijuana breakdown." - Steven Spielberg

"The communists were mainly responsible for the destruction of the Spanish anarchists. Not just in Catalonia - the communist armies mainly destroyed the collectives elsewhere." - Noam Chomsky

"Growing up in Jersey City was interesting. I got to learn a lot about different cultures: I had Hindu friends, Middle Eastern friends, black friends, Spanish friends." - Michelle Rodriguez

"I do really well in science, but I just don't like it. It's boring to me. My favorite class is probably Spanish - it's fun all around." - Mark Indelicato

"You've got a new Spanish-language album out now ["90 Millas," released in September of 2007], and the single ["No Llores"] is 1 on the Billboard Latin chart." - Gloria Estefan

"I felt completely at home in Mexico - speaking Spanish to my cousins, running around Acapulco and stuffing my face with mole and homemade tortillas. Mexico opened my heart." - Aimee Garcia

"When I started writing seriously in high school, English was the language I had at my disposal - my Spanish was domestic, colloquial, and not particularly literary or sophisticated." - Daniel Alarcon

"My mother is French-Italian with a little Spanish blood in her. I've been raised, and she was, as far as I know, raised as a Christian." - George Allen

"I'm not a salsa singer who wants to sing in English, and I'm not this American kid who wants to sing Spanish." - Marc Anthony

"I'd love to go to art school. I'd love to learn how to draw. I'd love to be fluent in Spanish. I'd like to be a brain surgeon." - Billie Joe Armstrong

"A taste for the best reading is not cultivated in Spanish girls, even where the treasures of that great Castilian literature are accessible to them." - Katharine Lee Bates

"My shirt and my hat always say 'World Champion' in some language. English, Spanish, Chinese, 'Star Wars' language, which is also known as Aurebesh, mermaid language." - Judah Friedlander

"And though various organizations in America and England collected money and sent food parcels to these refugees, nothing was ever received by the Spanish." - Martha Gellhorn

"Present-day Spain translates as many books into Spanish, annually, as the Arab world has translated into Arabic in the past 1,100 years." - Martin Amis

"I was raised in Chicago, so always used Latina. It's what my Father and brothers called ourselves, when we meant the entire Spanish-speaking community of Chicago." - Sandra Cisneros

"The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle, without being at all acute; hence there is so much humour and so little wit in their literature." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"I can cook a little bit. I can cook a few Spanish dishes. But, in movies, it looks like I cook much better than I cook." - Penelope Cruz



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