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 Carlos Santana - “We want to extend an invitation to healing, ... Turn off CNN and turn on the light in your own heart.”
 Carlos Santana - “Our information from the scene is that there were no survivors.”
 Carlos Santana - “Just as we have two eyes and two feet, duality is part of life.”
 Carlos Santana - “I knuckle down with my demons, and with my weaknesses.”
 Carlos Santana - “The Devil is like a strainer that separates the mud from the gold.”
 Carlos Santana - “Your wrinkles either show that you're nasty, cranky, and senile, or that you're always smiling.”
 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 - “They say it was the career of a priest, ... But I don't regret having spent so much time dedicated to studying the visual arts.”
 Carlos Santana - “My wife invited me to consider working with Mr. Clive Davis. I said yes, he said yes, here we are,”
 Carlos Santana - “Realize that when you get older, you either get senile or become gracious. There's no in-between. You become senile when you think the world short-changed you, or everybody wakes up to screw you. You become gracious when you realize that you have something the world needs, and people are happy to see you when you come into the room.”
 Carlos Santana - “The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.”
 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.”
 Carlos Santana - “It is an honor to be here and to be of service with our music.”
 Carlos Santana - “a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.”
 Carlos Santana - “He (understood) from a child the simplicity of complex music and the complexity of simple music. He has something that I don't have, which is perfect pitch. He knows what key everything is by hearing it once.”
 Carlos Santana - “capturing the sound -- to be soulful, sincere, simple, be true to the motives of honoring the music. And that's all I concentrated on.”
 Carlos Santana - “Life, at least with us, doesn't need to fall like a military drill. The way we do things, we don't need windows and doors and ceilings. Things just happen when they happen.”
 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 - “When my father passed away two or three years ago, I didn't listen to music for four days - that's a long time for me.”
 Carlos Santana - “The honeymoon is not over with Clive. We met in '69. I don't have any expectations with him, and he doesn't have any with me. He knows that I have a willingness and I'm open to complement whatever he puts in front of me. And if I can't play it, I will tell him before he gets too far with the song.”
 Carlos Santana - “That's a good question. I say it every day in interviews and when I'm on stage, and people say, how come he doesn't just play and be quiet You have a Fox network that says celebrities shouldn't have opinions.”
 Carlos Santana - “His main voice, when he's like an eagle taking off, is the piano.”
 Carlos Santana - “Obviously she saw something that was workable to get past all the other stuff, ... I feel very honored and very grateful to be her friend and her partner.”
 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 - “It's time for people to realize that we are all mixed up inside. That is why there is so much diversity on my records. I can relate to so many cultures and I want that to be reflected in my music.”

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