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Well, I always wanted to be educated and be prepared. ...
by Jon Secada

Well, I always wanted to be educated and be prepared.
- Jon Secada

It happened in Miami, in Coral Gables,
a great big ol' Cuban wedding.
It was pretty intense.
- Jon Secada

I was a teacher for a long time.
I taught at a community college: voice,
theory, humanities.
And nowadays, music education is a dying thing.
Funding is being cut more and more and more.
- Jon Secada

And my career, the things that have happened have happened
because of my music education background.
- Jon Secada

 

I'm a big believer in education, period.
- Jon Secada

If there was any other place I would live,
other than Miami, it would be California.
It's beautiful.
The weather is just gorgeous, I love being here,
too.
- Jon Secada

My style is a very universal sound, which is very close to where I grew up.
- Jon Secada

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I grew up speaking both languages, and for me that's really important.
- Jon Secada

If you write songs and if you write music that's very sincere and very honest,
it's pop music, but it is pop music with a lot of honesty and a lot of heart.
- Jon Secada

Oh, yeah, I've always thought of covering some of my
influences like Billy Joel,
Elton John, Stevie Wonder.
- Jon Secada

There's something about prime time television and the
way the song is going to come off on the air.
I'm very concerned, very self-conscious about that.
- Jon Secada

This record has a lot of influences that I'd love to cover,
like Marvin Gaye and Earth, Wind and Fire.
Maybe I'll do some covers of my major influences during my live show.
- Jon Secada

I have a bachelor's and a master's in jazz.
- Jon Secada

A real active music set, based and really concentrated
on what the music's all about.
That's what I'm all about - singing and a really good strong music set.
- Jon Secada

I grew up in a community that was bilingual.
I've done it for a while, singing in both languages.
- Jon Secada

I might be a Cuban American, but I'm also an Afro-Cuban American.
- Jon Secada

For me, there's still a lot of room to grow;
I'm just happy that I have so much more to give.
- Jon Secada

For me, I can only do that from my own experience with
people I've known and things that I've lived and experienced.
That's what good pop music is all about,
pop music that does reach out to people.
It's very personalized and very real,
honest and sincere.
- Jon Secada

Having a college degree gave me the opportunity to be...
well-rounded.
Also, the people I met at the university,
most of them are still my colleagues now.
People I've known for years are all in the industry together.
- Jon Secada

So, when I got the contract for my album,
even though it was an English record,
my manager insisted on making sure we would record in Spanish as well,
and it worked out really well for me.
- Jon Secada

I started in high school to be interested in music and from there,
I decided to study in college.
Yeah, you're right, I did start late,
but luckily, because of my schooling,
I picked up a lot of ground pretty quick.
- Jon Secada

I just lived it and did my own thing without looking over my shoulder.
I think I'm very lucky, considering when I started everything,
and the fact that I have a masters in music,
and I've always worked in music, and that's what I wanted to do.
- Jon Secada

With this new album, I prepared for it a long time,
and I was happy with the songs and the production.
I felt that I proved myself with the first album,
and with this new album, I just want to share some of my music.
And that was always my feeling and my intention.
- Jon Secada

And for me, it's been, not only where I learned,
but the people that I met there.
Most of the people that I work with are guys that,
one way or another, have been associated with the university.
- Jon Secada

My intention when I came into this industry was to be a musician,
not necessarily a recording artist, just a musician in general.
And that's the reason I went to college and got my degree,
which has been great for me.
It's helped me a lot with my career.
- Jon Secada

There's always something about the Tonight Show that
makes me a little bit anxious,
nervous, excited.
But it's good.
It's good.
It's been real good for me.
It always has helped my career and Jay and all the
people here have always been great.
- Jon Secada

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

You are defined by your habits - choose well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Have the will to be well, to be happy, and to live in joy.
- Ernest Holmes

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The well-timed question is more impacting than an answer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Henry David Thoreau

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony


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