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Ray Charles

Read through the most famous quotes from Ray Charles

Dreams, if they're any good, are always a little bit crazy.

— Ray Charles

#dreams #dreams

Live each day like it's your last, 'cause one day you gonna be right

— Ray Charles

#life #humor

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

#cheap #i #love #love is #mean

Learning to read music in Braille & play by ear helped me develop a [very] good memory.

— Ray Charles

#music #music

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

#black #blind #did #doing #i

I don't know what would have happened to me if I hadn't been able to hear.

— Ray Charles

#been #hadn #happened #hear #i

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.

— Ray Charles

#buried #childhood #darkest #dug #had

The fact of the matter is, you don't give up what's natural. Anything I've fantasized about, I've done.

— Ray Charles

#anything #done #fact #fantasized #give

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.

— Ray Charles

#blues #country #country music #different #different things

I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.

— Ray Charles

#great #i #never #only #wanted

About Ray Charles

Ray Charles Quotes

Did you know about Ray Charles?

Some elements of his own vocal style showed up in "Sinner's Prayer" "Mess Around" and "Don't You Know". Wiley Pit's Red Wing Cafe when Pit played boogie woogie on an old upright piano. In 1977 he reunited with Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler and re-signed to Atlantic Records where he recorded the album True to Life.

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23 1930 – June 10 2004) was an American musician known as Ray Charles (to avoid confusion with champion boxer Sugar Ray Robinson). In honoring Charles Billy Joel noted: "This may sound like sacrilege but I think Ray Charles was more important than Elvis Presley. Rolling Stone ranked Charles number ten on their list of "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" in 2004 and number two on their November 2008 list of "100 Greatest Singers of All Time".

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