Cristela Alonzo Quotes

I love basketball. I love football. And to me, I think that's a dimension that you don't see with a lot of female leads, especially. I have a genuine love for it, and I always thought it was very interesting to show that side of me.

Love Quotes, Thought Quotes

I love the Rio Grande Valley. I always say it's home - Texas is home. I've been out in L.A. a little over ten years, and I still get so excited when I go back home. It just feels comfortable; it makes me smile.

Love Quotes, Smile Quotes

As a kid, I really wanted to have my own show. But when you grow up in poverty, people tell you nothing is possible. So I kind of gave up on that dream.

Poverty Quotes


My stand-up has a lot of performance in it, and I loved doing it so much that, after years, I put the idea of having a show on the back burner.

Love Quotes, Performance Quotes

My mom ending up passing away, and I got really depressed and didn't have money for therapy, and so I started doing standup to cope with my mom's death.

Death Quotes, Money Quotes

My family didn't have money, and I think it made me fearless. I'm willing to try everything and not be afraid because what's the worst that can be happen? It might not work out, but I can't be worse off than when I was a kid.

Work Quotes, Fear Quotes, Money Quotes

A lot of my material was based on my family.

Material Quotes

I love multi-cam. I grew up in a border town in South Texas right next to Mexico, a million miles away from this world... and to me, multi-cams are just like theater.

Love Quotes

I used to love 'Murphy Brown' as a kid. I didn't even understand half of the jokes that were going on, but I loved the character so much that they stood out.

Love Quotes, Character Quotes

I always knew, even as a kid, that my mom had a really rough life, and I always wanted to make her feel happy and to make her feel good.

Life Quotes

The first eight years of my life, we lived in an abandoned diner - we were basically squatters.

Life Quotes

Whatever you want to do with your life, you really got to want it. And if you want it, and you work hard, it will happen.

Life Quotes, Work Quotes

I understand a lot of celebrities lose weight because they have the opportunity to get in shape and become healthier, but when you get so polished, you can't tell the story of a blue-collar family anymore.

Health Quotes, Opportunity Quotes

To me, a multi-cam is just like the feeling you get from the audience.

Feeling Quotes

My family doesn't understand trying to chase your dreams because they were all about survival.

Dreams Quotes

I'm not trying to represent the whole Latino community. There are too many different cultures, and Latinos will always say, 'My family doesn't do that.'

Community Quotes

I can't tell a story about a working-class family on a premium channel that you have to pay to get.

Work Quotes

Looking back, I remember my family laughing a lot. We were never the kind of people that dwelled on hard times. My family laughs when things are tough. Growing up like that, I got used to making jokes about things that were difficult. So when I started doing stand-up, that's what I went towards.

Time Quotes

My goal has always been to just kind of show how my family, we might be a different culture, but we're completely like everybody else.

Goal Quotes