Top 125 Latino Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Latino Quotes from famous people such as Dolores Huerta, JPEGMAFIA, Kerry James Marshall, Juan Vargas, Sandra Cisneros, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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My mother never made me do anything for my brothers, like serve them. I think that’s an important lesson, especially for the Latino culture, because the women are expected to be the ones that serve and cook and whatever. Not in our family. Everybody was equal.
Dolores Huerta
America to me is where I grew up: in Brooklyn, around other black and Latino people who helped and loved each other. I just want to show people that America doesn’t have to be this ‘I’m in the NRA, blah blah blah’ type of place.
If I go to the museum and see white bodies, black bodies, Asian bodies, Latino bodies, then I will expect to see those things every time I go. That matters a lot.
Kerry James Marshall
A lot of our so-called Latino leaders are gutless. I talk to these cry-baby Latino leaders, and they say they can’t win elections until Latinos are a majority.
Juan Vargas
‘Hispanic’ is English for a person of Latino origin who wants to be accepted by the white status quo. ‘Latino’ is the word we have always used for ourselves.
Sandra Cisneros
I broke into acting doing Latino roles. I played a Latino casanova in ‘The Winner’ and a Latino character on ‘Hannah Montana.’
Michael Steger
If you are opposed to immigration or support strictly punitive immigration measures, you cannot even start a conversation about other issues with most Latino voters.
Luis Gutierrez
Zumbao’ is a word that is not commonly used in mainstream America or even mainstream Latino America. For me, I needed a word that describes me as a performer, as an artist and that is just me wilding out and being crazy. I’m Zumbao.
As Chair of the Broadband and Technology Task Force, I will strive to ensure that legislative and regulatory policy making on these rapidly evolving services takes fully into account the needs of the Latino community.
Eduardo Bhatia
I think my Latino culture has equipped me with a different point of view than the rest of my counterparts, and seeing things from a different angle has helped me a lot. I feel very proud of my culture, of my Latino heritage.
Nina Garcia
When I was growing up, I lived in a neighborhood that was largely Latino and I thought I was Latino!
Meagan Good
I am certain that my white colleagues, when faced with an emergency situation, wouldn’t think twice about calling the police. This, however, may not be the case for their black and Latino students.
Carl Hart
After Halle Berry does her films and Queen Latifah does her films, it’s left to all the black, Latino and Asian actresses to fight over a couple of roles. I opted for some TV. There’s just not a ton of work in film.
Gabrielle Union
Growing up Latino is having a grandmother dancing when she’s cooking. It’s music all over the place. It’s endless Christmases. It’s, ah, twenty thousand cousins. It’s yummy food.
Pedro Capo
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
There’s always some difference between your Latino and African-American communities. But we definitely have more similarities than differences.
Aja Brown
As far as a Latin explosion, I’m sorry, I’m the only Latino who’s going to say it, but there is no Latin explosion. I’m sorry. Four or five top box office people do not make it an explosion, and it’s disgusting to me that people will perceive it that way.
Rosie Perez
Gangs have evolved. The stereotypical gang member covered in tattoos and wearing colors does not really exist any more. There’s this fear that it could be any kid, but by any kid, that means any Latino kid.
Susana Martinez
This is the kind of stuff me and my friends talk about. We sit around and drink coffee, and we’re really angry: We’re like, ‘Where’s the Latino Museum?’ Where can we go with our families, where can we go with our friends to learn about our history?
Diane Guerrero
When I was in school, I didn’t get exposed to Latino playwrights.
Tanya Saracho
As a Latino growing up in Spanish harlem, it’s not easy trying not to be hot-headed.
Erik Estrada
Do I have to see movies and television about the English throne or the Holocaust every year? There are multiple multi-million dollar movies with the same backdrop. But our Holocaust – meaning Latino – aren’t ever told.
Esai Morales
It wouldn’t matter whether you were Latino or Hispanic or Norwegian. If you didn’t have proof of citizenship and if the police officer had reasonable suspicion, he would ask and verify your citizenship. I mean, that’s the way that it is. That’s what the federal law says. And that’s what the law in Arizona says.
Jan Brewer
Trump seems to think he can win the White House with only the white vote. I believe that the only way to win the White House is with the Latino vote. If the Republican candidate cannot get 33 percent of it, he cannot win the White House.
Jorge Ramos
I’m a comedian who happens to be Latino. What’s the difference? The difference is, my special will air on Comedy Central, not Telemundo.
Gabriel Iglesias
Everyone has a Latino inside them.
Paulina Rubio
Being Latino and being an actor has been a unique struggle and opportunity. When you don’t fit into what may be a more stereotypical vision of somebody whose name is Pedro is, it can be a little bit harder to navigate.
Pedro Pascal
Nearly one-fifth of our fellow citizens are Latino. They are families who are impacted by our education system, by our economy, by our healthcare delivery, and by every policy we make here in Washington.
Tony Cardenas
I feel like progress will be made in the landscape of Latino influence when we get to tell those murky, real, close-to-life narratives.
Tanya Saracho
Be proud to be Latino and never lose that pride!
Bad Bunny
Imagine if Lin-Manuel Miranda had tried to do ‘Hamilton’ first in Hollywood. They would have told him, ‘The forefathers weren’t Latino or black. They didn’t speak in hip hop.’ That would never had gotten going in Hollywood ever. But theater let Lin-Manuel him do it, and he created an incredible masterpiece.
John Leguizamo
And there's some Latino music I like, and some reggae m

And there’s some Latino music I like, and some reggae music.
Merle Haggard
No candidate can become president without the Latino vote.
Tony Cardenas
I don’t want the Latino community to think I think the reason Latino films are not doing well is because of us. It is not fully our responsibility.
Gina Rodriguez
As of 2002, two million Latino adults had been diagnosed with diabetes.
Xavier Becerra
I am 100% proud Puerto Rican but have lived two-thirds of my life in the United States. So, there will be some things I write in English, but my main way of conversing with my audience is in Spanish because, at the end of the day, I’m a Latino.
Luis Fonsi
Canada has a stand on human rights in many places, just not when Donald Trump violates them in Latino neighbourhoods.
Denise Dresser
Just because you are Latino does not mean you can’t be global.
J Balvin
Many Latino kids should become scientists because we need scientists all over the world from all different backgrounds. We have many tough problems, and we need everybody’s help to solve the problems.
Mario J. Molina
But my father also supported human rights, freedom and self-determination for all people, including Latino agricultural workers, Native Americans, and the millions of impoverished white men and women who were treated as second-class citizens.
Martin Luther King III
I got involved in the underground world known as ballroom culture, and I used to walk a category called ‘face,’ and it was a very heavily Latino culture – it’s black and Latino – and they used to call me ‘cara,’ which means face in Spanish, so I started putting ‘cara’ on everything: hats, jackets.
Michelle Visage
There’s a reality that the market is changing, and the stories of the Latino community need to be out because there’s a huge audience in need of films that would represent them.
Diego Luna
I want to be known as the mayor who happens to be Latino who made a difference. I ran to make a difference.
Antonio Villaraigosa
Yes, I am the first Latino poet laureate in the United States. But I’m also here for everyone and from everyone. My voice is made by everyone’s voices.
Juan Felipe Herrera
I date African-American women. That’s all I date. In my family, it was never discussed – but I love black women. Nothing beats a sister. However, when you see a female like Jennifer Lopez, you have to acknowledge that there are many beautiful Latino women as well.
Stephen A. Smith
While jobs, education, and healthcare rank among the top issues for Latino voters, immigration is a threshold issue.
Luis Gutierrez
The destiny of the Latino community is interwoven with the destiny of the United States.
Julian Castro
If what I read doesn’t reflect my life – whether I’m gay or Latino or on welfare – doesn’t that really mean that my life is not valuable?
Walter Dean Myers
Decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for African-American and Latino workers. We are going to have an immigration system that works, but one that works for the American people.
Donald Trump
I am very Latino in everything I am and I do, but there’s a part of me that’s also something else. I’m reflective of the way this country’s gonna be in the next 40 years. More multicultural is what we’ll see.
Jimmy Smits
If the fastest growing population in this country is Latino, that means we are the future of this country. And, we have proven we have talent. Now we need the tools to succeed.
I feel so much pride to represent my community and be Latino. No doubt about it, above my career and sales being a Latino comes first.
Daddy Yankee
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.
Ricardo Rossello