QUOTES & EXCERPTS by Carli Muñoz

We are but a cluster of molecules on a constant spin recreating our reality moment by moment bounded by the dichotomy of what we can’t grasp and what we think we know—but somehow it works... Let’s call it Love.
— Carli Muñoz
We all wannabe, the tragedy is how long we remain in that silly state of longing...
— Carli Muñoz
My freedom lies peacefully between two extremes.
— Carli Muñoz
In the quiet of the afternoon, as I read Montaigne, I weep as I get immersed in the now-surroundings—where every object in sight has a story to tell.
— Carli Muñoz
Jazz is a balance of power and humility.
— Carli Muñoz
I‘d be easier remembering my last psychopomp that remembering the last notes I just played.
— Carli Muñoz
We know so much more than we’ll ever learn...
— Carli Muñoz
If God was a perfectionist, She would have made us anyway.
— Carli Muñoz
…We musicians are like transmitters spreading the signal of intangible and otherwise elusive messages that penetrate our emotional vehicles via our higher consciousness. That message moves our being; makes us lovesick; makes our hearts tender; brings us joy; makes us sad; makes us smart; it will inspire us; motivates soldiers at war; helps stop wars; enhances patriotism; makes rebels; we could be starving, sick, abused and even dying and music will redeem us; makes us fly; yes, I think music is connected to spirituality.
— Carli Muñoz (Excerpt from the Jazz Improv interview Vol 6 Number 2, winter 2006)
Jazz, quantum physics and Zen, constitute some of life’s most elusive and perplexing mysteries.
— Carli Muñoz
We Jazz musicians have the capacity to unlock the universe each time we play... No wonder we’re often seen as arrogant.
— Carli Muñoz
You don’t have to be inconsistent to be consistent with inconsistencies…
— Carli Muñoz
Sometimes life isn’t as polished as it seems…. it is actually better!
— Carli Muñoz
We are plankton in a sea of great minds still pretending to be the center of the universe.
— Carli Muñoz
Of course, the “banality of evil” remains ever present and dominates the American People into submission to the lowest denominator. Pay attention or pay the price.
— Carli Muñoz
Play, play, play! Growing up is becoming who we are not.
— Carli Muñoz
If you will “buy-in” I will “reach out”, “shift paradigm” and “source” our “assets” to avoid “peripheral competency” among your “SWAT team”!
Don’t you get tired of corporate lingo?
It could have just been elegantly stated: ‘If you buy my bullshit I will betray my company and save your ass’.
— Carli Muñoz
Wherever you go, leave a good scent.
— Carli Muñoz
I’ll just as well be a stoic and not let ‘Murphy’ get the best of me.
— Carli Muñoz
If we could all remember what it was like to be a child, the world would be a more pleasant world.
— Carli Muñoz
I am at the Lord’s mercy, which I’m responsible for.
— Carli Muñoz
Alan Turing — probably England’s greatest blunder.
— Carli Muñoz
Good Vibrations! How I miss the notion of spreading the good vibes profusely….
— Carli Muñoz
Life’s a beach and then came Donald!
— Carli Muñoz
In the end, all we do is seek pleasure; cheers to pleasure!
— Carli Muñoz
God, teach me acceptance—for it is such a privilege To Be IN Your Hands!
— Carli Muñoz
The “home of the brave” has been desecrated… and toxicity runs now through the jugular of a nation lost in malfeasance. We need this bad joke, this tasteless show to be over — now. So where is ‘the brave’ now! Where are the keepers of truth as we see even the freedom of the press crumbling down before our eyes?
— Carli Muñoz
It could be that in the end (provided there is one) our sins will be forgiven, but meanwhile, we have to face the consequences.
— Carli Muñoz
This is my favorite song of all times and I still get overwhelmed when I hear it… It’s not just the beautiful complexity of the composition and the performance, but if you dig into the lyrics you’ll find the most eloquent essay of the history of mankind put into song—Surf’s Up!
— Carli Muñoz
Kudos to Nike. To me Kaepernick and Reid are as much heroes as military ones, they are just in a different kind of battle—perhaps even a more difficult one. So one must not be confused by symbols—symbols are as good as what they support and sometimes they are excessively taken in black and white... But, gray matters.
— Carli Muñoz
Go easy, and weave yourself into the path of least resistance.
— carli Muñoz
I cling with detachment to the beautiful little things of this world
Not to seek or pretend perfection, but to evolve and leave a good scent.
— Carli Muñoz
Breathing becomes easier in a quiet and sunny Sunday afternoon.
And while there’s a delight in just doing nothing, to ‘doing’ with others I will relent.
— Carli Muñoz
A donde va la luz cuando se apaga…”
— Mia Muñoz
I don’t fear the KKK or the like—I pity them because they are just inadequate souls scared of the light that black and brown people bring to the world.
— Carli Muñoz
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