Ray Charles Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Ray Charles quotes, Ray Charles sayings, and Ray Charles proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we're here to explore new possibilities. Ray Charles
Music is to me like breathing. I don't get tired of breathing, I don't get tire of music! Ray Charles
Music to me is like breathing. I don't get tired of breathing, I don't get tired of music. Ray Charles
Music is about the only thing left that people don't fight over. Ray Charles
Ah, let me tell you about this Blackjack game. It’s caused me nothing but trouble and I’ve only myself to blame. Ray Charles
Music is the chalk to the blackboard of life. Without it everything is a blank slate Ray Charles
Let us pause in life's pleasures and count its many tears / While we all sup sorrow with the poor / There's a song that will linger forever in our ears / Oh, hard times, come again no more Ray Charles
Tis the song, the sigh of the weary / Hard times, hard times, come again no more / Many a days you have lingered around my cabin door / Oh, hard times, come again no more Ray Charles
While we seek mirth and beauty and music, light and gay / There are frail forms fainting at the door / Though their voices are silent, their pleading looks will say / Oh, hard times, come again no more Ray Charles
My mother told me / 'Fore she passed away / Said son when I'm gone / Don't forget to pray / Cause there'll be hard times / Lord those hard times / Who knows better than I? Ray Charles
Well I soon found out / Just what she meant / When I had to pawn my clothes / Just to pay the rent Ray Charles
I had a woman / Who was always around / But when I lost my money / She put me down Ray Charles
Night time is the right time, to be with the one you love. Ray Charles
Don't you talk about God! You have any idea how it feels to go blind and still be afraid of the dark? And every day, you stand and pray just for a little light, and you don't get nothing. Cause God don't listen to people like me. Ray Charles
As long as I can stand it, God, I'll keep on keeping on. Ray Charles
I never learned to stop at the skin. If I looked at a man or a woman, I wanted to see inside. Being distracted by shading or coloring is stupid. It gets in the way. It's something I just can't see. Ray Charles
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
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. Ray Charles