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