The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
One day there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries and the only passport will be the heart
Happiness is not a destination or an experience. It's a decision.
The guitar is your first wings. It's assigned and designed to unfold your vision and imagination.
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.
Music rearranges your molecular structure.
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.
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.
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.
You cannot behave appropriately, unless you perceive correctly. Once you perceive you are a beam of Light, that comes from the mind of God, you will carry yourself differently.
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.
There is divinity in your DNA. Live your light.
Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner.
Your wrinkles either show that you're nasty, cranky, and senile, or that you're always smiling.
Live up to your convictions. You walk in grace or you walk in fear. You can't have it both ways.
All music is important if it comes from the heart.
I realized that it's all really one, that John Lennon was correct. We utilize the music to bring down the walls of Berlin, to bring up the force of compassion and forgiveness and kindness between Palestines, Hebrews. Bring down the walls here in San Diego, Tijuana, Cuba.
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.
Some songs are just like tattoos for your brain... you hear them and they're affixed to you.
Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.
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!
I think of music as a menu. I can't eat the same thing every day.
I don’t eat meat because meat brings out negative qualities such as fear, anger, anxiety, aggressiveness, etc. Vegetables peacefully offer themselves to the earth when ripe, thus allowing a sublime and peaceful thought-conscio usness
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.
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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