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Ray Charles Quotes & Quotations
Ray Charles
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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. Ray-CharlesRay Charles
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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. Ray-CharlesRay Charles
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    I don't know what would have happened to me if I hadn't been able to hear. Ray-CharlesRay Charles
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    I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great. Ray-CharlesRay Charles
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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. Ray-CharlesRay Charles
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    Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory. Ray-CharlesRay Charles
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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. Ray-CharlesRay Charles
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    Music is my life, professionally, for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor. Ray-CharlesRay Charles
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    My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil. Ray-CharlesRay Charles
  • 10
    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. Ray-CharlesRay Charles
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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. Ray-CharlesRay Charles
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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. Ray-CharlesRay Charles