Find the best quotes by Ray Charles.
Music is my life, professionally, for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor.
The fact of the matter is, you don’t give up what’s natural. Anything I’ve fantasized about, I’ve done.
I don’t know what would have happened to me if I hadn’t been able to hear.
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 version of ‘Georgia’ became the state song of Georgia. That was a big thing for me, man. It really touched me. Here is a…
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,…
There’s nothing written in the Bible, Old or New testament, that says, ‘If you believe in Me, you ain’t going to have no troubles.’
Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory.
I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.
Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it. You say the word too much and it becomes cheap.
There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we’re here to explore new possibilities.
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…
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…
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.
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.…
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