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“It has always bugged me that people would try to think that there’s a “next Selena.” It’s like saying there’s another James Dean or Marilyn Monroe.

People like that don’t come along every day. There is never going to be another Selena. It’s a special thing that Selena had. That’s why we’re still talking about her 20 years later.” - Jennifer Lopez, March 31, 2015.

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“I still get the feeling a lot of times that Selena is around, that I can pick up the phone and call her, or that I’m going to be able to see her in a couple of days. That she’s off doing something, taking care of business. But, then I always come back to reality. I can’t even describe how upset I get, because I honestly would have taken the bullet, If I would have been there I don’t think this would have happened. I would have done something. She would still be here, and if she wouldn’t be here, then neither would I.” - Chris Perez

“Even on the bus, Selena often sat in the back with her mother.  Marcella and Selena could sit on the sofa back there and talk for hours.  Sometimes Selena would lie with her head on her mom’s lap, while Marcella played with Selena’s hair or massaged her scalp.  I’d walk back there sometimes and Selena would have this glazed look, like a cat.  She was always Marcella’s beloved baby girl.” - Chris Perez [To Selena, With Love]