18 celebrity quotes of 2018
As 2019 beckons, let’s look back at some of the celebrity quotes I gathered in this column last year. More than cheesy lines can say, thanks to the stars for letting me in on their lives, and to my loyal readers for their vote of confidence.
Let the show biz circus of 2019 begin!
VILMA SANTOS: In my 50 years in show biz, there were many times when I wanted to give up. Back in the day, I would shoot three movies at the same time, aside from my weekly TV show. When I felt burned out, I made a disappearing act. I would just take off and go to Baguio, or any place where I could get away from it all.
While I stood on the edge of a mountain, I shouted and cried it all out.
I would be gone for three days, which was admittedly quite unprofessional. But I had to go away because I was dead tired and overworked. But as I matured, I mellowed. I began to think of the other people I worked with, and not just myself. We all need to take a breather every now and then.
DINGDONG DANTES: Marian, Zia and I are like any normal family. We make sure to spend quality time together. That’s the most important gift one should give family members, more than any other material thing. We refuse to let the trappings of success make us lose sight of what truly matters in life.
NADINE LUSTRE: I consider James (Reid) my first real love. So, he has not redefined love, but defined it for me as something that isn’t just all romantic and lovey-dovey to the point of fantasy. It’s real and raw, and hot and cool at the same time.
JAMES REID: The best part about being James Reid is having these different opportunities to grow and prove myself. The toughest is not having enough time to take all of them.
DENNIS TRILLO: I don’t miss anything about the days when I wasn’t a celebrity yet. I don’t let fame affect the normal things that I do in life. When I’m not working, I’m just a regular guy.
RICHARD YAP: I was in the corporate world when this happened. I had no motivation to go to work, and I felt that my job was a dead end, coupled with the fact that I was working with unethical people. I just did my best to fulfill my duties and not do more than what was expected of me since it wasn’t appreciated, anyway.
Since I didn’t want to continue being in that kind of environment wherein I felt I was underutilized, I started exploring other opportunities and careers, which was what brought me to show biz.
CHRISTIAN BABLES: Fame has taught me to stay true to my core. Not to lose track of my values and where I came from. Not to let the “system” eat me alive.
BELA PADILLA: As for moving on after a breakup, I like thinking about the happy moments. To others, this will sound silly and counterproductive, but it works for me. Although I’m sad it ended, I’m still grateful for the good times during our time together. Bitterness will merely slow down the process of moving on.
JOHN ESTRADA: I felt burned out numerous times through the course of my career. Not a lot of people know the constant pressure actors are in. But you just have to find your center and your motivation to continue, then work even harder. My kids, my family—they’re my constant. I always feel motivated and inspired when I think of them.
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