30 Total Quotes

Carlos Santana Quotes

Carlos Santana
Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.
Carlos Santana
#Mexican Musician #Future

Carlos Santana
When a baby comes you can smell two things: the smell of flesh, which smells like chicken soup, and the smell of lilies, the flower of another garden, the spiritual garden.
Carlos Santana
#Mexican Musician #Babies

Carlos Santana
Some songs are just like tattoos for your brain... you hear them and they're affixed to you.
Carlos Santana
#Mexican Musician #Brain

Carlos Santana
First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that.
Carlos Santana
#Mexican Musician

Carlos Santana
If our history can challenge the next wave of musicians to keep moving and changing, to keep spiritually hungry and horny, that's what it's all about.
Carlos Santana
#Mexican Musician

Carlos Santana
I see Marti as a god for the greatness of his heart and his distinction between good vs. evil. He had the intelligence of 1,000 men in his one brain, ... I want to cross the streets he crossed. That's why I'm here. I can hear the steps of Marti.
Carlos Santana
#Distinction

Carlos Santana
Your wrinkles either show that you're nasty, cranky, and senile, or that you're always smiling.
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#Mexican Musician

Carlos Santana
We want to extend an invitation to healing, ... Turn off CNN and turn on the light in your own heart.
Carlos Santana
#CNN

Carlos Santana
The Devil is like a strainer that separates the mud from the gold.
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#Mexican Musician #Devil

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The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
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#Heart #Mexican Musician

Carlos Santana
I knuckle down with my demons, and with my weaknesses.
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#Mexican Musician

Carlos Santana
I'll say, 'This is true, but my dad wears a size 9 and I wear a size 15. I have my own shoes to fill and I'm sure my pops can fill his own shoes.' It's not about following in his footsteps but taking an inspiration from him and following my own path.
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#Dad

Carlos Santana
I'm laughing because I know the secret of life. And the secret of life is that I have validated my existence. I know that I am worth more than my house, my bank account, or any physical thing.
Carlos Santana
#Mexican Musician #Laughter

Carlos Santana
Angels cry because they want to experience what you and I feel: the moment. They live in eternity. They don't know what it is like to read a newspaper and get ink on your fingers. They don't know what it is like to take your shoes off and wiggle your toes under the dinner table.
Carlos Santana
#Angels

Carlos Santana
Just as we have two eyes and two feet, duality is part of life.
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#Mexican Musician

Carlos Santana
My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.
Carlos Santana
#Mexican Musician #Concerts

Carlos Santana
When you are writing, you have to go for the jugular, ... You have to write what's true. I really believe in telling the truth. I don't feel any blame, guilt, shame or anger for the things I've lived in my life. In that way I think I am free. If I felt guilty about the things I did, I wouldn't have had the book published.
Carlos Santana
#Believe

Carlos Santana
I would have had to have a ghost writer because I don't have that gift, ... She has the gift to sit down with a pen, and, as the reader, you can smell the house, taste the food, feel the lips when you get a kiss. I salute her. I always knew she could do it, and I am glad that she is in it now.
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#Ghosts

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a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.
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#Generations

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He has a deep awareness of music like (Thelonious) Monk, Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock and Wayne (Shorter),
Carlos Santana
#Awareness

Carlos Santana
They're in the street. Right now, they're doing drugs. They're in hospitals. They're in jail. But they've got talent,
Carlos Santana
#Drugs

Carlos Santana
When I work with the youngsters, I try to see them in the way that Wayne Shorter sees me, ... It puts things in order. There is a respect and admiration I feel for people like Wayne or Herbie (Hancock). And there is a respect that people like Kirk (Hammett) feels for me. There is a respect that our children will feel for them also.
Carlos Santana
#Work

Carlos Santana
Our information from the scene is that there were no survivors.
Carlos Santana
#Information