It has been 22 years since the tragic loss of Selena Quintanilla and she still inspires many not only through her music, but also her inspiring words. The Tejano singer may be gone, but her words will never be forgotten. Here are some of the singer's most inspirational quotes:
#1 Music is thy medicine
"We went through a hard time, and we had to turn to music as a means to putting food on the table. And we've been doing it ever since. No regrets either."
#2 Because not is impossible
"Always believe that the impossible is always possible."
# 3 Being authentic
"I'm very real, very sincere, and honest, and that's how I'll always be."
#4 You’re not alone
"It is difficult to believe that a loved one can mistreat you, but it is possible that you may be victim of family violence. If you are being hit, scared, or abused, you're not alone. Family violence concerns us all."
#5 Embracing your ethnicity
"I feel very proud to be Mexican. I didn't have the opportunity to learn Spanish when I was a girl, but ... it's never too late to get in touch with your roots."
#6 Real meaning of love
"You shouldn't care for somebody just because of the materialistic things that they have, and I'm a firm believer in that."
"What I don't like are arrogant people. We're all equal. I don't like it when a person assumes to be better."
#8 Education is key to success
"Music is not a very stable business. You know it comes and it goes, and so does money. But your education stays with you for the rest of your life."
#9 Never give up
"We got laughed at. My father was told that we would never make it. It's gradual, a growing process. It's not like it came overnight."
#11 Follow your dreams
"If you have a dream, don't let anybody take it away."
#12 The music industry
"Tejano music was hard for us because I was a girl. My dad had a lot of problems while trying to set up shows for us or presentations because there are a lot of men who don't think that women can get the attention of the public. But ... wrong!"