Ray Charles Quotes

Top 59 wise famous quotes and sayings by Ray Charles

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Ray Charles quotes: My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil. My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
Ray Charles quotes: Music is the chalk to the blackboard of life. Without it everything is a blank slate Music is the chalk to the blackboard of life. Without it everything is a blank slate
Ray Charles quotes: All my life I've always been so blue, born to lose, and now I'm losing you. All my life I've always been so blue, born to lose, and now I'm losing you.
Ray Charles quotes: There's such a thing as too much happiness and sadness. What I'm after is contentment. There's such a thing as too much happiness and sadness. What I'm after is contentment.
Ray Charles quotes: I set my own rhythm and it was usually a little faster than other people's. I set my own rhythm and it was usually a little faster than other people's.
Ray Charles quotes: I never wanted to be famous; I only wanted to be great. I never wanted to be famous; I only wanted to be great.
Ray Charles quotes: 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. 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.
Ray Charles quotes: I don't know what would have happened to me if I hadn't been able to hear. I don't know what would have happened to me if I hadn't been able to hear.
Ray Charles quotes: 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. 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.
Ray Charles quotes: I got a cow that went dry and a hen that won't lay, a big stack of bills that gets bigger each day. I got a cow that went dry and a hen that won't lay, a big stack of bills that gets bigger each day.
Ray Charles quotes: Women anchor me. They're there when I need them. They're sensitive to me, and I'm sensitive to them. I'm not saying I've loved that many women. Women anchor me. They're there when I need them. They're sensitive to me, and I'm sensitive to them. I'm not saying I've loved that many women.
Ray Charles quotes: Music is my life, professionally, for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor. Music is my life, professionally, for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor.
Ray Charles quotes: I've always been the kind of person who, if there's anything that can kill me, I want to know something about it. I've always been the kind of person who, if there's anything that can kill me, I want to know something about it.
Ray Charles quotes: Sometimes my dreams are so deep that I dream that I'm dreaming. Sometimes my dreams are so deep that I dream that I'm dreaming.
Ray Charles quotes: To me, music is entertainment - what else can it be? In fact, it's the only language I know of that's universal. To me, music is entertainment - what else can it be? In fact, it's the only language I know of that's universal.
Ray Charles quotes: It's like Duke Ellington said, there are only two kinds of music - good and bad. And you can tell when something is good. It's like Duke Ellington said, there are only two kinds of music - good and bad. And you can tell when something is good.
Ray Charles quotes: I was born with music inside me I was born with music inside me
Ray Charles quotes: I don't sing a song unless I feel it. The song don't tug at my heart, I pass on it. I have to believe in what I'm doing. I don't sing a song unless I feel it. The song don't tug at my heart, I pass on it. I have to believe in what I'm doing.
Ray Charles quotes: Learning to read music in Braille & play by ear helped me develop a [very] good memory. Learning to read music in Braille & play by ear helped me develop a [very] good memory.
Ray Charles quotes: Drunken talk isn't meant to be printed in the paper. Drunken talk isn't meant to be printed in the paper.
Ray Charles quotes: I really feel that if you're gonna be good, you gotta practice ... Practice whatever the hell you do. I really feel that if you're gonna be good, you gotta practice ... Practice whatever the hell you do.
Ray Charles quotes: The important thing is to feel your music, really feel it and believe it. The important thing is to feel your music, really feel it and believe it.
Ray Charles quotes: Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it. You say the word too much and it becomes cheap. Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it. You say the word too much and it becomes cheap.
Ray Charles quotes: I was born with music inside me. That's the only explanation I know of I was born with music inside me. That's the only explanation I know of
Ray Charles quotes: Dreams, if they're any good, are always a little bit crazy. Dreams, if they're any good, are always a little bit crazy.
Ray Charles quotes: Even though I'm not Jewish ... Israel is one of the few causes I feel good about supporting. Even though I'm not Jewish ... Israel is one of the few causes I feel good about supporting.
Ray Charles quotes: Music is about the only thing left that people don't fight over. Music is about the only thing left that people don't fight over.
Ray Charles quotes: There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we're here to explore new possibilities. There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we're here to explore new possibilities.
Ray Charles quotes: Rhythm and blues used to be called race music ... This music was going on for years, but nobody paid any attention to it. Rhythm and blues used to be called race music ... This music was going on for years, but nobody paid any attention to it.
Ray Charles quotes: Music is nothing separate from me. It is me ... You'd have to remove the music surgically. Music is nothing separate from me. It is me ... You'd have to remove the music surgically.
Ray Charles quotes: If somebody don't like something that I do, that's his or her prerogative. Just like it's mine. If somebody don't like something that I do, that's his or her prerogative. Just like it's mine.