Facts about Ray Charles

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Ray Charles was a famous Musician from USA, who lived between September 23, 1930 and June 10, 2004.

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He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Ray, under the main topic Music.

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Famous quotes by Ray Charles (18)


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"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"
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"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"
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"Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it. You say the word too much and it becomes cheap"
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"Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory"
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"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"
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"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"
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"My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil"
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"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"
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"My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil"
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"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"
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"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.""
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"Music is my life, professionally, for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor"
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"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"
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"There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we're here to explore new possibilities"
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"The fact of the matter is, you don't give up what's natural. Anything I've fantasized about, I've done"
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"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"
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"I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great"
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"I don't know what would have happened to me if I hadn't been able to hear"


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