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Puerto Rico is the island of Borinquen, located in the Caribbean.
Some of the world's best artists hail from the capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan. The list includes Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Lopez, and Marc Anthony.
With a rich cultural history, Puerto Rico is also famous for breathtaking sunsets and tropical beaches. Puerto Rico is known for its beauty, food, and soul often called the 'Paradise of the Caribbean'. These Puerto Rico quotes will let you feel the island's authenticity and will update you on how nature has added to its beauty.
Several personalities adore Puerto Rico. But there are certain laws on the island that makes people make strong politically inclined statements. For example, Luisa Capetillo getting arrested for wearing jeans in public, in terms of women empowerment, racism, and many more. Statements have been made about the controversial relationship between the USA and Spain with the Commonwealth. These Puerto Rico quotes will show you how an island has impacted people's lives around the world.
“Puerto Rico got too futuristic with the electronic reggaeton. It lost the essence of the reggae music.” - Nicky Jam.
“Your Honor, I always wear pants. And on the night in question, instead of wearing them underneath, I wore them just like men do, based on my perfect civil right to do so, on the OUTSIDE.” - Luisa Capetillo.
“He wished he were back in Puerto Rico, where life was simpler for him. Ah, those were the good old days.” - Jason Medina.
“Though Puerto Rico's ultimate political future is still uncertain, the determination of its people to insist on their own definitions of puertorriquenidad (literally, what it means to be Puerto Rican) will exist as long as the entity that is Puerto Rico exists.” - Lisa Pierce Flores.
“We can’t be ambassadors because we don’t have a country. Puerto Rico is not a country with any power in the world, I won’t be considered a great poet.” - 'Yo-Yo Boing!', Giannina Braschi.
"The greatest of all our island's tears
save those greater that come from the eyes
of my soul for my enslaved people."
- Julia de Burgos.
“We believed that the women’s struggle for equality was the ‘revolution within the revolution.” - 'Through The Eyes Of Rebel Women: The Young Lords', Iris Morales.
“During the late 1960s and 1970s, Mexican American and Puerto Rican activists put forward a politically charged critique of American politics.” - 'The Trouble With Unity: Latino Politics And The Creation Of Identity', Cristina Beltrán.
"Because near to death we will have one consolation,
Puerto Rico, my homeland, clamors for you on its soil,
and through my wounded voice, conveys itself to you!"
- 'A José Marti / To José Marti', Julia De Burgos.
“As a US territory, Puerto Rico has been exposed to an intense penetration of US capital, commodities, laws, institutions, ideas, and customs unequaled in other Latin American countries. Yet today Puerto Ricans have a stronger sense of national identity than most Caribbean peoples, even those who enjoy political independence.” - Jorge Duany.
“I hope I will live to see a final meeting of the minds between Puerto Rico and statehood. But if I don’t live that long, I am certain it will happen.” - Luis A Ferre.
“The Puerto Rican movement of the 1960s and 1970s can be defined by its consistent calls for a radical transformation of U.S. society while simultaneously promoting the independence of Puerto Rico.” - 'The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity', Cristina Beltrán.
“Great poetry has always stemmed from the economic prosperity of a people. That is why we have Quevedo and Gongora.” - Giannina Braschi.
“Puerto Ricans don't like to talk about racism or admit that it exists among Puerto Ricans.” - 'Through The Eyes Of Rebel Women: The Young Lords', Iris Morales.
(Puerto Rico quotes have a rich cultural history added to them.)
If you want to plan a perfect vacation at the beaches, these Puerto Rico quotes will surely intrigue you to visit this beautiful island.
“The sun and the endless hours of swinging a machete in the fields had taken him from child to old man with no stage in between.” - Judith Ortiz Cofer.
“Puerto Rico is one of those places you can be as quiet or as crazy as you want, because there’s so much nightlife. I have to take the craziness carefully.” - Bruce Forsyth.
“Puerto Rico...it is a kind of lost love-child, born to the Spanish Empire and fostered by the United States.” - Nicholas Wollaston.
“Puerto Rico still has the wherewithal to be a tourist destination.” - Ricardo Rossello.
“The sunsets here were always deep, passionate, and rich--always colors Camila thought she could take a shovel to and dig at for days.” - Kyle Labe.
“What I can tell you is that for Puerto Rico being such a small island, it has culturally impacted the entire world.” - Fat Joe.
“Cherish sunsets, wild creatures, and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the Earth.” - Stewart Udall.
“You know, you may not be born in Puerto Rico, but Puerto Rican is definitely born in you.” - Rosie Perez.
“Puerto Rico is a powerful island.” - Fat Joe.
Life in Puerto Rico is a proud legacy of the beauty of nature, still facing the challenges brought by globalization. These Puerto Rico quotes dive deep into the life of Puerto Ricans.
“Pants adapt perfectly to this era of female progress.” - Luisa Capetillo.
“Seeing the society that the Cuban people were attempting to build inspired me to believe it was possible to arrange a nation’s priorities to meet the needs of the majority of its people instead of just those of its corporations and super rich.” - 'Through The Eyes Of Rebel Women: The Young Lords', Iris Morales.
“They ask for freedom and they practice oppression.” - Luisa Capetillo.
“Culturally, musically, historically Cuba and Puerto Rico are like two wings of one bird.” - Pedro Capo.
“Where is the voice of freedom, / freedom to laugh, / to move / without the heavy phantom of despair?” - 'Farewell From Welfare Island', Julia De Bargos.
“Puerto Rico has two divergent paths forward. After a reasonable transition period, it could become a state. Or it can become a sovereign nation.” - Pedro Pierluisi.
“I had such a great upbringing in Puerto Rico, and it was just a very normal life.” - Roselyn Sanchez.
“Puerto Ricans, it doesn’t matter where they live, it doesn’t matter how long it’s been since they visited the island, their hearts are there. If you keep them informed, and if you say to them, ‘This is important for Puerto Rico, go and call your congressman,’ they do it.” - Anibal Acevedo Vila.
“When I left Chicago, people said, 'Careful with that Texas heat'. I’m like, ‘I’m from Puerto Rico. I know heat.” - Amaury Nolasco.
“I think it’s amazing that I can go out there and be myself, and the fact that I’m carrying Puerto Rico on my back a little bit is such an honor.” - Laurie Hernandez.
“Puerto Rico has a stray dog problem. Tens of thousands of homeless canines – hundreds of thousands, by some estimates – live and die on the streets and beaches all over this Caribbean island of almost four million people.” - Juliana Hatfield.
“I was very impressed early on by being around people who spoke my language and ate the same food and listened to the same music, dressed the same. But then you look around and, you know, you’re not in Puerto Rico.” - Miguel Zenon.
“In Puerto Rico, we have a lot of traditions. We eat a very typical thing that’s called 'pasteles' – it’s almost like a tamale made of bananas, and we make it all together.” - Joyce Giraud.
“I never thought anything was strange in Puerto Rico other than the big mosquitos; because I was born there, nothing was really foreign to me.” - Joyce Giraud.
“Nobody can doubt Puerto Rico, sociologically, linguistically, culturally, and historically, is a nation.” - Anibal Acevedo Vila.
“In Puerto Rico we are used to a diet centered on rice, and so accustomed are our digestive systems to it, that on a day when we miss it, it seems as though we haven't eaten.” - Elias Gutierrez.
Searching for your perfect Instagram caption from your recent travel to Puerto Rico? These Puerto Rico quotes will help you.
"Things to do today: 1. Visit the Jungle. 2. Go to the Beach."
"I don’t need therapy, I just need to go to Puerto Rico."
“Nothing is better for your soul than to visit Puerto Rico.” - Lin-Manuel Miranda.
"On Earth there’s no heaven…but there are pieces of it."
"Puerto Rico, you’re San Juan in a million!"
“In Puerto Rico we dance to everything.” - Bad Bunny.
"Once upon a time in Puerto Rico."
"All I need are palm trees and this little slice of paradise."
"Time for some vitamin sea."
"Some call it Puerto Rico, I call it heaven."
"Happiness is relaxing on this Caribbean Island."
"Puerto Rico, if you were a fruit, you’d be a fine-apple."
"Today’s good mood is sponsored by Puerto Rico."
"My sense of direction leads me one way: to Puerto Rico."
"Puerto Rico – Isla Del Encanto (island of enchantment)."
"Somewhere in between living and dreaming, there’s Puerto Rico."
"If you need me, I’ll be in San Juan."
"Paradise is calling and I must go."
"Calories in Puerto Rico don’t count."
"Good times and tan lines in Puerto Rico."
"Shell we dance in Puerto Rico?"
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