Ray Charles Quotes


20 Ray Charles quotes:



"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."
"My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil."
"What is a soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room"
"It's great for families - we really take care to make sure all of our entertainment is family appropriate. We've added new children's activities, lots of free things to do and great music."
"I'm not into the money thing. You can only sleep in one bed at a time. You can only eat one meal at a time, or be in one car at a time. So I don't have to have millions of dollars to be happy. All I need are clothes on my back, a decent meal, and a little loving when I feel like it. That's the bottom line."
Author: Charles Quotes Category: Bed Quotes
"Music's been around a long time, and there's going to be music long after Ray Charles is dead. I just want to make my mark, leave something musically good behind. If it's a big record, that's the frosting on the cake, but music's the main meal."
"The fact of the matter is, you don't give up what's natural. Anything I've fantasized about, I've done."
"What is a soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room."
"Music is my life, professionally, for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor."
"Affluence separates people. Poverty knits 'em together. You got some sugar and I don't; I borrow some of yours. Next month you might not have any flour; well, I'll give you some of mine."
"There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we're here to explore new possibilities."
"I did it to myself. It wasn't society... it wasn't a pusher, it wasn't being blind or being black or being poor. It was all my doing."
"My version of "Georgia" became the state song of Georgia. That was a big thing for me, man. It really touched me. Here is a state that used to lynch people like me suddenly declaring my version of a song as its state song. That is touching."
"Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it. You say the word too much and it becomes cheap."
"I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great."
"What makes my approach special is that I do different things. I do jazz, blues, country music and so forth. I do them all, like a good utility man."
"I don't know what would have happened to me if I hadn't been able to hear."
"Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Records 1952-1959"
Author: Charles Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"(Night Time Is) The Right Time."
Author: Charles Quotes Category: Night Quotes
"[Georgia on his mind: After watching] Ray, ... Georgia on My Mind."
Author: Charles Quotes Category: Mind Quotes



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