Carlos Santana

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    A lot of people said to me, 'Enough with the guest vocalists for a while. We want to hear the Mexican play the guitar!'
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    Blues was my first love. It was the first thing where I said Oh man, this is the stuff. It just sounded so raw and honest, gut-bucket honest. From then I started rebelling.
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    First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.
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    Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner.
    Source: Associated Press interview  September 1, 2004
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    Some songs are just like tattoos for your brain... you hear them and they're affixed to you.
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    The best part of touring, still, is touching people's hearts and igniting my band and igniting the people into what you call a spiritual revelation is sound and emotion.
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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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    There is no person that love cannot heal; there is no soul that love cannot save.
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    There's a melody in everything. And once you find the melody, then you connect immediately with the heart. Because sometimes English or Spanish, Swahili or any language gets in the way. But nothing penetrates the heart faster than the melody.
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    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.
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    When you fly to New York, sometimes they put you on hold and you just go round and around in a holding pattern. Sometimes in a concert, I feel other spirits in a holding pattern that they want to land through my heart and through my fingers.
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    Your mind is a magnet. You don't attract what you need or what you want; you attract who you are. And I love who I am!
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