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Selena Gomez Quotes: The 'Come And Get It' Singer In Her Own Words, On Her 21st Birthday (PHOTOS)

07/22/2013 04:27 pm ET
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This is a big week for Selena Gomez. Today is her 21st birthday and in celebration of the special milestone, the "Come and Get It" singer surprised fans with a special video -- appropriately titled "Birthday" -- to thank them for their love and support. Tomorrow the singer will release her debut album "Stars Dance."

In honor of the pop star celebrating the big 2-1, here are 21 of her best, most wisdom-filled quotes. Happy birthday, Sel!

1. "I’ve gotten to the point where the label of 'best friend' is so ridiculous. If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world." [via Seventeen]

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2. "People are put into your life for seasons, for different reasons, and to teach you lessons." [via Seventeen]

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3. "I believe in second chances, but I don’t believe in third or fourth chances." [via Seventeen]

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4. "Taylor [Swift] always inspires me, not just with music -- she just inspires me as a person. She's really, really sweet and just reflects beauty inside and out. If I'm going through anything Taylor can pull me out of it in five seconds." [via HuffPost]

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5. "I'm human, I'm not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I'm already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids." [via People]

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6. "It’s because of [my mom] that I can do things on my own. I like being professional. I like showing up on time. I like being good to people, and I know that I’m reflecting her at the end of the day.” [via Glamour]

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7. "I grew up in one of the biggest high schools in the world, and that’s the Disney Channel. Everybody was falling in love with each other or not liking each other, and it was exhausting… and I was the shy one in the corner. And now I’m so opinionated, and I don’t have time for the cattiness. I have good people around me, and I’m glad I’m at the place I’m in. I wish I was there back then.” [via Glamour]

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8. “If I had let all of the negative stuff affect me, I don’t think I would be satisfied with the person I am now. That’s what I tell my fans: If you’re miserable with everything going on in school, that is so not going to matter the moment you leave." [via Glamour]

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9. "I believe in love -- yes, I'm one of those girls." [via Harper's Bazaar]

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10. "The secret to a long lasting friendship to me is honesty. I think in any relationship its the key thing." [via InStyle]

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11. "I'm from Texas, we fry everything." [via David Letterman]

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12. "To me, love is normal. Of course, you see Jay and Beyoncé and you're like, 'Oh, my gosh, they're perfect for each other,' but at the end of the day their love is just like everybody else's love." [via Harper's Bazaar]

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13. "At the end of the day success is nothing if you don't have the right people to share it with, you're just gonna end up lonely." [via E! News]

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14. "You are who you surround yourself with. I know that's such a cliché quote, but it's true." [via E! News]

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15. "In my eyes -- I mean, I'm 20 -- so people are more experienced than I am. I feel like I kinda have to prove myself, so I'm just trying to do as best as I can." [via HuffPost]

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16. "It's not normal for me to feel jealous. I'm competitive with myself more than anything." [via Seventeen]

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17. "I think love is blind. You don't see it, you don't hear what people are saying, or what you're saying. You don't see what you're doing. All you see is the person in front of you. That's it." [via Seventeen]

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18. "Someone might bully you or say mean things – it’s just a part of growing up – but when the whole world has an opinion on you and says things when they don’t even know you, it’s harsh. It gets to me sometimes.” [via Teen.com]

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19. “To me, beauty is confidence. I think I’m pretty confident in the decisions and the choices I make in my personal life and career, but the same time I also let my fans know that, just like them, I have insecurities. I have moments when I don’t feel good about myself. I think people can forget that, at the end of the day, I’m just a normal girl dealing with lots of the same issues as them.” [via Teen.com]

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20. “Especially when I’m on my own tour, when I’m with my fans I feel like I can be myself." [via Yahoo!]

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21. "I love everything that I go through, even the bad. It’s experience [and] it makes me grow up." [via Yahoo!]

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