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Ruben Blades Quotes and Sayings

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You know, it was uncomfortable doing the same thing.
I don't like a rut.
- Ruben Blades

Every band had their own distinctive sound,
but it was pretty much dancing music and rhythmic music
with a tremendous emphasis on copying the Cuban models.
- Ruben Blades

So that when I came to New York again,
it was, I'm not too sure right now, but it was '74 or '75.
I went to Miami in '74 and then I came to New York,
I think, at the end of '74.
- Ruben Blades

In those days the big U.S.
labels didn't have any particular interest in the Latin market.
- Ruben Blades

 

And, he'd seen me in Panama, and he talked about maybe
doing something in New York so I hooked it up when
I came here and I recorded in 1969 my first album with Pete Rodriguez.
- Ruben Blades

What is interesting in this is the exchange of music
that occurred between New Orleans and Cuba,
I mean, they had ferries that would go from one port to another.
- Ruben Blades

What I do not accept is the fact that so many people's talents were ripped off.
- Ruben Blades

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Rock is young music, it is youth oriented.
It just speaks for a generation.
- Ruben Blades

There was no television, so the radio provided you with everything.
- Ruben Blades

So that in 1974, when I graduated as a lawyer,
I figured I'm not going to be a lawyer under a military regime.
- Ruben Blades

It was very interesting, and we went to Germany and
we toured Germany like we were a German band in 1985.
- Ruben Blades

I was born in Panama, the Republic of Panama,
on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, in an area called San Felipe.
- Ruben Blades

So that I saw music as a way of documenting realities
from the urban cities of Latin America.
- Ruben Blades

So everything that ever happened, we knew about in Panama.
- Ruben Blades

It's almost as if people think that in Latin America
we're not hip to what's happening here.
- Ruben Blades

People are a lot smarter than anyone gives them credit for being.
- Ruben Blades

And music was a very important part of our lives.
The radio was on all day.
- Ruben Blades

But, when I was about thirteen, I began to sort of sing in my neighborhood.
- Ruben Blades

Anywhere you had a commerce center, you had a lot of music.
- Ruben Blades

We had something to say.
Whenever we played, people didn't dance,
they listened.
- Ruben Blades

I was a kid, and I remember my mother singing.
She was also a radio soap opera actress,
but my mother sang.
- Ruben Blades

A lot of times you're just conditioned by what's around you.
- Ruben Blades

Yes, I was going to law school and it was closed in '69.
- Ruben Blades

So that when I came from Panama...
my family was exiled in 1973 and they went to Miami.
- Ruben Blades

They're making a ton of money, and no one is getting a nickel.
- Ruben Blades

I decided we should book ourselves, so I started booking the band.
- Ruben Blades

It doesn't make sense for me to be a lawyer in a place where there is no law.
- Ruben Blades

I was the first person to come into New York with a
Latin American point of view which was also very much
influenced by political happenings in Latin America.
- Ruben Blades

I think we risk becoming the best informed society
that has ever died of ignorance.
- Ruben Blades

I think in New York we had respect and we would pretty
much fill up the places where we went,
but I never got the sense that we really were Number
1 here in New York among the Latin crowds.
- Ruben Blades

So I went to Miami in '74 with my family and while
I was there it became obvious that we needed money
and we needed to do something,
because my family, we left without anything really,
and we didn't have any money to begin with.
- Ruben Blades

The grandmother, the mother, the worker,
the student, the intellectual, the professional,
the unemployed, everybody identified with the songs
because they were descriptions of life in the city.
- Ruben Blades

I didn't do drugs, I never did do drugs.
Never.
I don't have any story of drugs, you know,
to speak of.
Never did drugs, never was interested in drugs and
then I wasn't interested in the people around the drugs.
- Ruben Blades

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz PHOTO

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich


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