25 Celia Cruz Quotes From the Famous Cuban Singer

Fans of Latin artists will love these Celia Cruz quotes!

Celia Cruz’s full birth name was Ursula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso.

She was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1925 and died in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 2003.

Cruz was a talented singer that became famous in Cuba before she became known worldwide as the “Queen of Salsa” due to her work in Latin music.

She developed her personal style and began her career in Cuba, where she first became recognized as a singer in the popular band Sonora Matancera.

During this time, she became a master of multiple Afro-Cuban music styles that included rumba, son, afro, guaracha, and bolero.

In the early 1960s, Cruz moved to the United States and continued her career.

Cruz released successful songs throughout her career, including “La vida es un Carnaval.”

She made 37 studio albums during her career.

Take a look at these Celia Cruz quotes to learn more about the “Queen of Salsa”!

Celia Cruz Quotes About Music

Check out this list of lyrics and musical Celia Cruz quotes!

1. “I love living on that stage.” — Celia Cruz

2. “My voice can fly.” — Celia Cruz, I Will Live

3. “Life is a carnival.” — Celia Cruz, Life is a Carnival

4. “The past is past.” — Celia Cruz, You Have to Start Again

5. “My life is singing. I don’t plan on retiring.” — Celia Cruz

6. “Singing is my life. It has always been my life.” — Celia Cruz

7. “Some things may be good today, but tomorrow maybe they won’t.” — Celia Cruz, Laugh and Cry

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8. “I have ten thousand reasons to love you since the moment I met you.” — Celia Cruz, In Love With You

9. “Thousands of faces and souls are looking for peace and progress.” — Celia Cruz, Latin American Passport

10. “All those who believe life is unfair need to know that’s not the case.” — Celia Cruz, Life is a Carnival

Celia Cruz Quotes in Spanish

Enjoy these Celia Cruz quotes in Spanish!

11. “¡Azucar!” — Celia Cruz

12. “Allá por la serranía está lo que tanto quiero,” — Celia Cruz, Baho Kende

13. “Yo soy un hombre sincero de donde crecen las palmas.” — Celia Cruz, Guantanamera

14. “Qué lindas son las mañanas de mi Cuba primorosa.” — Celia Cruz, Vamos A Guarachar

15. “La libertad fue un trofeo que nos conquistó el mambí.” — Celia Cruz, Guantanamera

16. “Y llegué a esta tierra sola, donde soy extraña.” — Celia Cruz, Pasaporte Latinoamericano

17. “A pesar de la distancia no te olvido Habana por ti siento la nostalgia de volver.” — Celia Cruz, Nostalgia Habanera

Motivational Celia Cruz Quotes

These motivational Celia Cruz quotes are sure to motivate you!

18. “My message is always felicidad- happiness.” — Celia Cruz

19. “Don’t worry, boy, live your life with flavor!” — Celia Cruz

20. “If you want to get there first, you better run slowly.” — Celia Cruz

21. “When opportunity presents itself, grab it. Hold on tight and don’t let go.” — Celia Cruz

22. “Protect your brothers and sisters because, among brethren, life is better” — Celia Cruz, Burundanga

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23. “If I don’t work, I’ll be sitting on the couch watching TV, eating popcorn, and getting like a cow.” — Celia Cruz

24. “When people hear me sing, I want them to be happy, happy, happy. I don’t want them thinking about when there’s not any money, or when there’s fighting at home.” — Celia Cruz

25. “You would give up your career if you lost your voice for good, or if the impresarios stopped calling, or the audiences stopped coming. But as long as those things are there, I don’t plan to stop.” — Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz’s Later Life

When Cruz left Cuba to go on tour, she never imagined that she would not be allowed to come back to her home country.

That led her to move to the United States, but she never forgot her home country.

After her death from brain cancer, she was buried in New York, but with some Cuban soil, she had saved from a visit to Guantanamo Bay.

Please share these Celia Cruz quotes with your family and friends and post any comments about the legendary singer in the comment section below.

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