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Born: 1971-11-02
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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My goal is to think of nothing when I'm writing a song because too many influences could sabotage a potentially amazing song.

Tags: Amazing, Goal, Writing

New York City is an amazing place to raise children.

Tags: Amazing, Children, Place

One day I'm riding a bicycle in my neighborhood, the next day I auditioned for Menudo and was on a plane to perform in front of 200,000 people.

Tags: Bicycle, Front, Next

Proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man.

Tags: Fortunate, Homosexual, Proud

The rights of homosexual people are human rights, and human rights are for everyone.

Tags: Everyone, Human, Rights

A lot of people say, 'Wow, you're a single father of twin boys, that's crazy!' Two toddlers can get hectic, but I wouldn't change it for anything. Every day they teach me different things. The love is there. When you have a two-year-old saying every other hour, 'Papi, te amo. Papi, I love you,' it can't get better.

Tags: Change, Crazy, Love

Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness.

Tags: Courage, Loyalty, Patience

Before I came out, I had a lot of anger. For years people would ask, 'How are you doing?' and I'd say, 'Good, fine.' It's show business, and that's what you have to show.

Tags: Anger, Business, Good

Broadway is another monster. I've been touring since I was 12 years old and 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. So I guess I'm kind of used to the madness physically that you go to when you are an entertainer. But it's been great.

Tags: Great, Love, Old

Every family is different. I am mom and I am dad and I'm going to do my best. You should be proud, walk through life saying I have the coolest family. I am part of a modern family.

Tags: Best, Family, Life

Every night, you fight for that standing ovation at the end of the night. And if you do something wrong, the domino effect is chaotic. And you must not allow yourself to make mistakes whatsoever. So in that case, theater, it's fascinating because of the discipline that you need.

Tags: End, Mistakes, Yourself

For many years, there has been only one place where I am in touch with my emotions fearlessly, and that's the stage. Being on stage fills my soul in many ways, almost completely. It's my vice.

Tags: Place, Soul, Touch

Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity.

Tags: Best, Courage, Teacher

Honestly, I never needed a mask to go onstage. It was me who was there, and it was always what I felt, based on what I had learned at home, in my religion, and from society. I clung to that: 'This is me, it has to be me.' And if I had an encounter with someone of the same sex, I looked away.

Tags: Home, Religion, Society

I believe Barack Obama has shown a deep conviction to help those most in need, even if their voices are not always the ones heard the loudest in Washington.

Tags: Deep, Heard, Help

I have been a victim of stereotypes. I come from Latin America and to some countries, we are considered 'losers,' drug traffickers, and that is not fair because that is generalizing.

Tags: America, Fair, Losers

I think religion is a bunch of hooey, and I think that the holidays are an opportunity for people to get stressed out, getting their rush to shop. It's so conformist.

Tags: Getting, Holidays, Religion

I want my children to be proud of their father and to say, 'My father is the best dad in the world.' And I want them to belong to a modern family, and live a path of happiness and calm.

Tags: Best, Family, Happiness

I was onstage with Menudo since I was 12 years old. To us, the most successful one was the guy with the most fans. If you moved your hips and the girls screamed, you were getting it right. Who wouldn't want to be like Elvis or Jim Morrison!

Tags: Getting, Old, Successful

I would love to do Broadway the rest of my life! Because it's challenging, because it makes me grow as an actor, as an entertainer, as an artist, and that's what I need; that's what I'm hooked on.

Tags: Life, Love, Makes

I've performed in China, France, New Delhi, and Indianapolis, and everybody just allows themselves to go at it and have a good time. I think that's what I'm doing through music. It's not about 'I'm from here and you're from there.' It's about unity.

Tags: Good, Music, Time

If I had spent a quarter of the time that I spent manipulating my sexuality in front of a piano instead, I would be the most gifted piano player of my lifetime.

Tags: Piano, Player, Time

My priorities are: I need to be good; I need to be well within for my children to be well within; and then the creative process flows, organically and smoothly. I'm not looking to experience what I went through in the 'Livin' La Vida Loca' days again.

Tags: Children, Experience, Good

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People don't know this, but I'm going through a lot every time I walk on stage, which is part of doing theater. That's why it's so addictive, I must say.

Tags: Time, Walk, Why

The homosexual community wants me to be gay. The heterosexual community wants me to be straight. Every writer thinks, I'm the journalist who's going to make him talk. I pray for them. I pray that they get a life and stop living mine!

Tags: Gay, Him, Life

We all have to go through our own spiritual process. It is very difficult. Some people are struggling and they are in their teens. Some people are in their 50s and they're struggling. Some people go through life and die not being able to accept themselves. Tragic. But it's very individual. And it's about self-esteem.

Tags: Die, Life, Spiritual

What I like about Broadway is that you are still entertaining. You're standing in front of an audience every night and the critics are not friends at all - and that's good for me as an entertainer because I want to grow. It also gives me the structure of remaining in one city so I can get creative in different ways.

Tags: Friends, Good, Night

When I was 9 years old, I really wanted to be in the show business. I really wanted to be an artist. I would grab a wooden spoon and I would start singing, even if it was for my uncles and my aunts. And I would just sing any lah-lah song.

Tags: Business, Old, Wanted

When you take things too seriously, you get old. You have to be silly. Whenever people say, 'Hey, man, are you ever going to grow up?' That's when you know you're doing things right.

Tags: Grow, Old, Seriously

Why am I in the music business? Well, you know, I go to different countries, like Thailand or Haiti, and I talk about human trafficking or I talk about AIDS and people listen. And that's when everything clicks. 'Oh, this is why I'm doing this. This is why I had to leave my house at the age of 12.' And, you know, that's where everything makes sense.

Tags: Age, Business, Music

You can be a sex symbol through music or film. Hey, there are some politicians that are sex symbols. Is that something you should fight? No. Sex is very natural.

Tags: Fight, Music, Sex

You just have to get rid of fear and confront the world. Look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself, 'I love you and nothing will destroy you and you're not going to fall.'

Tags: Fear, Love, Yourself

Buddhism has a very beautiful teaching that says the worst thing you can do to your soul is to tell someone their faith is wrong.

Tags: Beautiful, Faith, Someone

Buddha's teaching are very simple, you don't have to break your head to understand the message. The part that I like the most from Buddha's teachings and from His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, is that the most powerful weapon is to not attack, to be able to have self-control.

Tags: Powerful, Simple, Understand

When someone isn't ready we must not try to force them out. People are being bullied and committing suicide because they're gay and it's horrible.

Tags: Gay, Someone, Try

I don't want to dream anymore, I want my life to be real!

Tags: Dream, Life, Real

These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed.

Tags: Power, Silence, Truth

I need to tell the world what I'm about, my nature, because not doing so would be teaching my children how to lie. I didn't want it to be.

Tags: Children, Lie, Nature

Ignore the ignorant.

Tags: Ignorant, Ignore

Sexuality and sensuality are completely different things. Sensuality is something that you're born with. But sexuality is something I leave for my own mirror.

Tags: Born, Leave, Mirror

I eat everything, that's a problem. I don't have discipline. My favorite dish is the Caribbean. Meat, rice, lots of grains. But I do like to do exercises. Lately, I've been having capoeira classes and lots of cardiovascular exercises, such as jogging and cycling.

Tags: Discipline, Eat, Problem

Anything can change in show business; you know how it goes, everything changes from one day to the other.

Tags: Business, Change, Show

Before, I used to ask permission to my parents to leave the house. Now it's - I ask permission to my children to leave the house. They own the house.

Tags: Children, Parents, Used

Children aren't just our future. They're our present.

Tags: Children, Future, Present

During my sabbatical, I spent two years not listening to my songs at all.

Tags: Listening, Sabbatical, Songs

For many years I thought I was bisexual. And then I would ask myself, 'What is bisexual? Does that even exist?'

Tags: Ask, Bisexual, Thought

I always wanted to be a father. I have a beautiful relationship with my dad and beautiful memories. I always knew I was going to have a family.

Tags: Beautiful, Dad, Family

I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.

Tags: Blessed, Fortunate, Homosexual

I am convinced that music, like philanthropy, bridges hope.

Tags: Convinced, Hope, Music

I believe we have to bring Broadway a little Latino flair. We have to keep it alive.

Tags: Alive, Bring, Keep

I canceled a show once to be with someone that I loved.

Tags: Once, Show, Someone

I don't need anything to live, to be honest. Give me a mattress or a futon on the floor and I'll be the happiest camper.

Tags: Give, Happiest, Honest

I had very steady and formal relationships with women. And I can say, I fell in love with women and it felt right.

Tags: Felt, Love, Women

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.

Tags: Actually, Away, Ready

I just want my children to be happy. I want my children to be healthy.

Tags: Children, Happy, Healthy

I've felt emotions onstage that I never felt before; it has strengthened me as a person and as an artist.

Tags: Artist, Emotions, Felt

It was really intense for me to start having conversations with God, when according to the man-made laws in my religion - to be homosexual is evil.

Tags: Evil, God, Religion