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I'm not into the money thing. ...

I'm not into the money thing. You can only sleep in one bed at a time. You can only eat one meal at a time, or be in one car at a time. So I don't have to have millions of dollars to be happy. All I need are clothes on my back, a decent meal, and a little loving when I feel like it. That's the bottom line.

Ray Charles 89 quotes

I was born with music inside m...

I was born with music inside me

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I cant retire from music any m...

I cant retire from music any more than I can retire from my liver. Youd have to remove the music from me surgicallyЂ”like you were taking out my appendix.

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Even though I'm not Jewish...I...

Even though I'm not Jewish...Israel is one of the few causes I feel good about supporting.

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You ask me what I'd like to do...

You ask me what I'd like to do that I haven't done and I say 'Nothin'!' I haven't any mountains to climb or oceans to swim. I've been an extremely blessed individual. ... I'm not clamorin' for more trinkets. If I were to die tomorrow, I could say I've had a good life.

Ray Charles 89 quotes

The fact of the matter is, you...

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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When I started to sing like my...

When I started to sing like myself - as opposed to imitating Nat Cole, which I had done for a while - when I started singing like Ray Charles, it had this spiritual and churchy, this religious or gospel sound. It had this holiness and preachy tone to it. It was very controversial. I got a lot of criticism for it.

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I never considered myself part...

I never considered myself part of rock 'n' roll. My stuff was more adult. It was more difficult for teenagers to relate to; my stuff was filled with more despair than anything you'd associate with rock 'n' roll. Since I couldn't see people dancing, I didn't write jitterbugs or twists. I wrote rhythms that moved me. My style requires pure heart singing.

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The role of the designer is ba...

The role of the designer is basically that of a good host, anticipating the needs of the guest.

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Just like you can buy grades o...

Just like you can buy grades of silk, you can buy grades of justice.

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Art Tatum -- he was a genius. ...

Art Tatum -- he was a genius. And Einstein, not me.

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Music is the chalk to the blac...

Music is the chalk to the blackboard of life. Without it everything is a blank slate

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If somebody don't like somethi...

If somebody don't like something that I do, that's his or her prerogative. Just like it's mine.

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What I've got to live up to, i...

What I've got to live up to, is being myself. If I do that, the rest will take care of itself.

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It's like Duke Ellington said,...

It's like Duke Ellington said, there are only two kinds of music - good and bad. And you can tell when something is good.

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I used to sing like Nat King C...

I used to sing like Nat King Cole. I mean he was the guy when I was comin' up, and you know, man, people used to say of me, 'Damn, he sure do sound like Nat King Cole.' But there was a day, and luckily for me it was early, when I woke up and asked myself, 'Well, when are the ask me to sing because I sound like me?' So my advice is, never do anything that you don't like.

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Don't go backwards - you've al...

Don't go backwards - you've already been there.

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The important thing is to feel...

The important thing is to feel your music, really feel it and believe it.

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I heard someone say that all b...

I heard someone say that all black people got rhythm. Bullshit.

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Music is nothing separate from...

Music is nothing separate from me. It is me... You'd have to remove the music surgically.

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