Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Rico Quotes from famous authors such as Walter Mercado, Raul Labrador, Dick Thornburgh, Tom Perez, Jimmy Smits. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
After my homeland of Puerto Rico, Miami has been the most important city in my life and career.
I was actually born and raised in Puerto Rico. I was born to a single mom. She was a wonderful woman, and she taught me to believe in myself, to work hard, play by the rules. She wanted me to get a good education, and she just told me that the best thing I could do is just study hard.
Apparently tired of waiting for clear direction from Congress, the people of Puerto Rico have used the tools provided by their own local constitution to schedule a vote for Dec. 13 on the status of the island.
There is no price tag on an American life – whether it’s in Florida, Texas, or Puerto Rico.
Growing up in New York, we lived all around the city depending on our economic circumstance. I also lived in Puerto Rico for a number of years.
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. I think what I saw strange coming to L.A. was that a lot of people are a little bit two-faced. In Puerto Rico, you don’t get that.
Over 90 percent of parents in Puerto Rico want their children to be totally fluent in English.
Yet, individuals and corporations in Puerto Rico pay no federal income tax.
My style has a lot to do with where I’ve been brought up. I’ve lived half my life in Puerto Rico and the other half in Florida, so I listen to music in English as well as Spanish.
Coming from Puerto Rico and having that be my musical universe for the majority of my life no doubt strongly impacts my music.
Puerto Rico got too futuristic with the electronic reggaeton. It lost the essence of the reggae music.
Puerto Rico loses out on billions of dollars annually because it is treated unequally under a range of federal programs, including tax credits available to millions of households in the States that do not pay federal income taxes.
I would say one of the most romantic things I’ve done is I’ve taken a girlfriend back to her hometown when she hadn’t been back for years. It was in Puerto Rico, and we stayed there for about a week and a half. She showed me the different places she grew up around.
In Puerto Rico we dance to everything.
I wasn’t born to a wealthy or powerful family – mother from Puerto Rico, dad from the South Bronx.
I was actually born and raised in Puerto Rico. I moved to the States when I was 19. 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.
When I left Chicago, people said, ‘Careful with that Texas heat’. I’m like, ‘I’m from Puerto Rico. I know heat.’
You’re not from Puerto Rico, so you should say Puerto Rico like all the other people from the place that you come from.
Islands are going to suffer from climate change in very, very difficult ways. And it’s not just Pacific islands. It’s not just Puerto Rico.
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. Like, all the women of the family unite, and it’s a very big deal, a very big thing.
The reality is that we have a weakened energy infrastructure, and anything above a Category 3 hurricane hitting Puerto Rico would be devastating towards that infrastructure.
Now that the there is a path for the people of Puerto Rico to express their self-determination on Puerto Rico’s political status, there are some who seek to block that path.
I am second-generation American, and my grandparents are from Puerto Rico.
The way you pronounce words the Puerto Rico way, it’s not really global for music. Colombians speak some of the best Spanish in the world. So having a Colombian next to me every time I write makes my music more international.
I am a senior Democratic Member of Congress whose parents were born in Puerto Rico and for whom Puerto Rico self-determination has been – and remains – a central issue of my congressional career.
My mom’s family is Russian Jewish, and my dad’s Puerto Rico Catholic, so it’s kind of a weird mix.
You know, you may not be born in Puerto Rico, but Puerto Rican is definitely born in you.
I was ballet dancing at four, playing piano by six, and doing commercials by 12. When I was 21, I was on the number one live comedy show in Puerto Rico. I told my parents, ‘I’m going to New York to become a performer.’ And I left.
I did not feel ‘evil’ when I wrote advertisements for Puerto Rico. They helped attract industry and tourists to a country which had been living on the edge of starvation for 400 years.
The citizens of Puerto Rico pay taxes with no representation every day, because Puerto Rico is not a state. And the rules only became more confusing the more I looked into them during my time there.
I’m proud of who I am, and I’m proud I grew up in Puerto Rico.
I’m not going to impose my vision on the people of Puerto Rico.
We must all work together to bring the best to Puerto Rico.
Culturally, musically, historically Cuba and Puerto Rico are like two wings of one bird.
For far too long, Washington has denied the American citizens of Puerto Rico vital human services and adequate health care funding.
I don’t have a problem with a board that advises, that supervises, one with which we can have a discussion. But we will never accept a board that has control over Puerto Rico’s affairs.
Elijah Cummings and his colleagues in the House are hung up on giving more money to Puerto Rico when we have our own farmers who are fixing to lose their farm.
Even though Puerto Rico will always be my hometown, I feel Miami is my second home.
Nobody can doubt Puerto Rico, sociologically, linguistically, culturally, and historically, is a nation. We have our own rich culture, thousand years of history, unique territory, and almost everyone’s first language is Spanish, not English.
Since its inception, the American nation has had on its official seal the following motto: ‘e pluribus unum,’ which in Latin means, ‘from the many, one.’ That would change dramatically if Puerto Rico were to become a state.
Global Force is creating a product that has people from independents, and guys who people know are good in their area, and they’ll take on guys from around the world in New Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia.
After four centuries of Spanish rule, Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States in 1898. Residents were granted U.S. citizenship in 1917, and the federal government has allowed Puerto Rico to exercise authority over its local affairs in a manner similar to the 50 states.
The only way to fix Puerto Rico is with brain game, to bring the intellectual and human capital there – in a way that it’s done with the right intention.
I don’t want to be named myself as one of the elite boxers of Puerto Rico. That’s for the fans and for the people that know about boxing. I just want to do my job the best I can, and I am going to do that the rest of my career.
What I can tell you is that for Puerto Rico being such a small island, it has culturally impacted the entire world.
I’ve always thought that jazz needs to be heard by a wider audience in Puerto Rico. I want to put together a series of free concerts in the small towns – one with Miles Davis music, another with bebop, maybe Duke Ellington. I want younger people to see what is possible.
Puerto Rico’s participation per capita in the armed forces is more than most states, yet they can’t vote for their commander in chief.
When I was 11, I went to Puerto Rico for a month to stay with my grandmother. To see the way people lived there and experience my own culture was wonderful.
There were a lot of kids from Puerto Rico at my high school in Florida; people always assumed I was Puerto Rican. Even now in California, I get talked to on the street in Spanish constantly!
Even when we were under the Spanish flag, we had a movement that just wanted assimilation into Spain, a movement of autonomy – which has been the majority always – and a movement for separation. In that sense, Puerto Rico’s political reality is very different from any place I know in the whole world.
I worked seven years in territories in Japan and Puerto Rico and worked my way up to the main events on those cards, then went to the WWF and spent a little while there before I got into the Intercontinental run and a main event runs with Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash.
The real problem with Puerto Rico is that it keeps losing its best and brightest. It keeps losing its leaders and its future leaders due to a lack of opportunity.
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.
In Puerto Rico, there has developed a culture of taking out loans and not paying them back. That has ended.
Many people think that Puerto Rico would be a Democratic state just by virtue of the inclination of the Latino population in the United States, but the reality is that I see Puerto Rico as a battleground state.
However, the sovereignty of the states is constitutionally defined and recognized, while the powers of the local government in Puerto Rico are defined by, and subject to alteration under, federal statutory law.
The majority of the people of Puerto Rico support commonwealth.
That is why, with optimism instead of fear, all those who want to see Puerto Rico’s status resolved should seek the truth about each option, including the upside and the downside of each.
My mother’s feeling about men in general were always a bit of a mystery to me. She had difficulties in Puerto Rico with the men in her life. Her brothers abused her. It’s very easy to be judgmental, but more often than not, there are mitigating circumstances, and children are not usually aware of those.
Well, if you are planning a Caribbean vacation, you can start by booking it to this warm and friendly island paradise as soon as it is ready to receive tourists. As a U.S. territory, your trip to Puerto Rico doesn’t require a passport or currency exchange.
Federal program and services outlay in Puerto Rico is approximately $10 billion per year.
I don’t see it as pressure at all. I see it as such an honor to just in some sort of way represent Puerto Rico and Hispanics and all the girls out there.
I’ve been Rico since 10th grade.
In Puerto Rico, we continue to see the perpetuation of second-class citizenship in the United States.
The common goals of Puerto Rico and the United States have always been for the benefit of both.
I tried to give the world a bit of creativity, lyrics. And for me, I will always represent music from Puerto Rico, reggaeton, Latin music.
I love it here in Puerto Rico. I love the weather and the beautiful people. Everything about the culture is like where I grew up in Philadelphia.
If U.S. national sovereignty continues, it is only as a state that Puerto Rico will have permanent 10th Amendment powers over its non-federal affairs, as well as voting power in Congress.
My mother was born in Sinaloa, and she moved to Los Angeles when she was three years old. My father was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and moved here when he was 19. They met at the Palladium in Hollywood, and they’ve been together from that moment on.
I often say to my friends that I felt too Puerto Rican to live in the States; then I felt too American to live in Puerto Rico. So when I settled back in Puerto Rico in 1992, I had to come to terms with all of that.
I was very skinny and very lanky and kind of awkward. In Puerto Rico, everybody is a little more voluptuous, with these beautiful bodies, and there I was, the skinny, lanky girl.
My mother always gives the best advice. When I left Puerto Rico to pursue my dreams, she always supported me and said to me, ‘I’m never going to cut your wings, so don’t let anyone else do that to you.’ That has been my philosophy through life. I want to share that valuable lesson with my little girl someday.
As U.S. citizens, Puerto Rico has paid their part.
Puerto Rico, within the span of two weeks, received two Category 4-5 hurricanes. That has never happened anywhere. The devastation has been enormous.
I see myself like what Drake did in the game. I came with melodies and different lyrics, from a different place – reggaeton is from Puerto Rico; Drake is from Canada.
It’s an exciting feeling going to Puerto Rico. To go back where my dad was born, my bloodline, it means a lot to me to reach out to my fans in Puerto Rico.
While the American people have had a big heart, President Trump has had a big mouth, and he has used it to insult the people of Puerto Rico.
Dick Dart emerged from the ether during a flight from New York with my wife and children to Puerto Rico.
In the ’90s, I think that Bill Clinton would have won in Puerto Rico. I think in the 2000s, George Bush would have won in Puerto Rico.
I was dancing for my grandpa from the time I was 4 or 5 years old in Puerto Rico.