45+ Carlos Santana Quotes

Abhijeet Modi
Mar 15, 2023 By Abhijeet Modi
Originally Published on Mar 14, 2023
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Carlos Santana in the Golden Gate Park

After their memorable performance at the Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969, Carlos Santana became an overnight sensation.

However, his stardom rocketed when his unexpected presence at Woodstock was documented in the classic rock concert video. He is well-known for his music style and fusion techniques.

As a philanthropist, he gave to organizations like the San Francisco Earthquake Relief Fund, Doctors Without Borders, the Indigenous Peoples Fund, the Hispanic Media & Education Group, Amnesty International, and the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance. His peace quotes and other quotes on music, valuable possession, fight (fight with joy), and real peace are pretty famous.

So in the following, we will be going through these quotes about valuable possession, music, and more.

Carlos Santana Quotes About Music

Carlos Santana believed that music is the essence of life. According to him, music brings spiritual healing into your life. Here, we take a look at the top Carlos Santana quotes on music.

"I think of music as a menu. I can't eat the same thing every day."

"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."

"I know I'm not the kind of person who's gonna wind up a walking jukebox, like many rock 'n' roll artists."

"Music rearranges your molecular structure."

"I have been accused of being a very simplistic, very lyrical player, and that's okay. That just comes from the blues, which is my background. But every day you wake up and transcend. You can't ever rest on your laurels."

"People are flowers. Music is water. Musicians are the hose."

"I'm ready to do something with Lady Gaga or Andrea Bocelli. I'm really grateful that nothing is out of the realm of possibility."

"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."

Quotes On Music That Gets You Going

There is no doubt about the fact that music keeps us going. It brings us happiness. Therefore, we will look at these top Carlos Santana quotes on how music uplifts our mood through its melody.

"Some songs are just like tattoos for your brain… you hear them and they're affixed to you."

"The music of Hendrix wakes people up to their possibilities. It's more than just dreaming about being a guitar hero."

"I realised a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time."

"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."

"First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So, Black people need to get the credit for that."

Inspirational Carlos Santana Quotes

Who doesn't want to lead a happy life? Carlo Santana has come up with some exciting quotes that focus on the critical elements of leading a happy life.

"We are capable of creating miracles ourselves and the greatest miracle is to create a masterpiece of joy out of your life with no excuses."

"The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace."

"Happiness is not a destination or an experience. It's a decision."

"There's never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same."

"Everything is a battlefield. If you fight with anger, you are part of the problem. If you fight with joy, you're part of the solution."

"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."

"There is no greater reward than working from your heart and making a difference in the world."

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."

"Live up to your convictions. You walk in grace, or you walk in fear. You can't have it both ways."

"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."

"If you stay in your heart you will always be inspired and if you are inspired you will always be enthusiastic. There is nothing more contagious on this planet as enthusiasm."

"Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims."

"The worst thing you can become in life is cynical. Cynical is like concrete and nothing grows in concrete."

Carlos Santana Guitar Quotes

Carlos Santana has a passion for playing guitar. So, here we present some of his fascinating quotes on playing guitar.

"The guitar is your first wings. It's assigned and designed to unfold your vision and imagination."

"I have come to the conclusion - and I don't know why it took me so long, but nevertheless, I'm here now - that a lot of people tell me they don't get enough guitar on my albums. So I decided to do an album where the guitar would be the singer, playing the melody."

"Ever since I was a child I've always been very attracted to melodies. Whether I hear Jeff Beck, a choir, an ocean or the wind, there's always a melody in there."

Carlos Santana Peace And Love Quotes

Love and peace are the two essential elements to leading a successful life. Here are a few Carlos Santana peace quotes to help in educating people to lead a peaceful life.

"One day there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries and the only passport will be the heart."

"Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner".

"Stay in your heart."

“There is no person that love cannot heal; there is no soul that love cannot save.”

"Every day you wake up is an opportunity to go beyond, and that's why I let my band go right now. For the first time in my life I'm just roaming around, vagabonding."

"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."

Famous Carlos Santana Quotes

The following quotes by Carlos Santana will surely melt your heart and bring sheer joy.

"You can take things that Jimi Hendrix took, from Curtis Mayfield or from Buddy Guy for example, because we are all children of everything, even Picasso. But if you want to stand out, you have to learn to crystallize your existence and create your own fingerprints."

"Everybody sooner or later has to drop the luggage and the baggage of illusions."

"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."

"I can show you that I have played with just about every jazz musician, every African musician, every blues musician. It's not like I'm cashing in on a false concept. This is what I do."

Interesting Carlos Santana Quotes

Here are some other interesting quotes from Carlos Santana.

“No one's better than me. I'm not better than anyone. Whether it's Eric Clapton or BB King we look straight at each other. And that keeps it real.”

"The thing I focus on is going straight to heart."

"In 1983, after my son, Salvador, was born, I visited Cihuatlan, my dad's hometown in Mexico with my dad. I met a lady there who told me, 'Carlos, I grew up with Don Jose'. We were from the same generation.

'I want you to know that you might be recognized around the world, but here Don Jose is the Santana that counts.' My dad just looked at me. I smiled and said, 'Hey that's fine with me.'"

"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!"

"Just as we have two eyes and two feet, duality is part of life."

"There is divinity in your DNA. Live your light."

"We want to extend an invitation to healing... Turn off the news and turn on the light in your own heart."

"Your wrinkles either show that you're nasty, cranky, and senile, or that you're always smiling."

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Written by Abhijeet Modi

Master of Computer Science

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Abhijeet ModiMaster of Computer Science

An experienced and innovative entrepreneur and creative writer, Abhijeet holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Application from Birla Institute of Technology, Jaipur. He co-founded an e-commerce website while developing his skills in content writing, making him an expert in creating blog posts, website content, product descriptions, landing pages, and editing articles. Passionate about pushing his limits, Abhijeet brings both technical expertise and creative flair to his work.

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