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Ray Charles


Ray Charles: You know what they're saying about me? Said I lost something. Said I've gone middle-of-the-road. They might as well say the same thing about you. You were the soul of this band, now every time you're around, you're just drunk. The drunk soul of a blind junkie. What a lovely couple. Why don't you just get outta here?
Margie Hendricks: I ain't drunk, Ray. I'm pregnant. Yeah, that's right. I'm having your baby.


[After Ray and Della Bea finish making love]
Ray Charles: I want you to promise me something. Promise me you're gonna always tell me the truth just like you did before. Don't feel sorry for me just because I'm blind.
Della Bea Robinson: How can I pity someone I admire?

[Jerry and Ahmet listen to Ray perform "I Got a Woman".]
Jerry Wexler: Ahmet.
Ahmet Ertegun: Yeah?
Jerry Wexler: We gotta get this on wax.
Ahmet Ertegun: Oh, yeah.

Ray Charles: There's some things you're not understandin'...
Della Bea Robinson: Well, make me understand, Ray!
Ray Charles: Baby, when I walk out that door, I walk out alone in the dark! I'm trying to do something that ain't nobody ever done in music and business. But I can't do it if I'm alone everwhere I go. I don't want to be alone here, Bea. Not in my own home. Look, Bea, if you don't understand me, then who will?
Della Bea Robinson: I don't know, Ray.

[about his love for country music] I love the stories. You know about fallin' in love and have love knock you around, and then the pressures of the world on you so tough, it makes you feel small. You just want to give your soul to God. You might as well, your ass belongs to Him.

George, I miss you. I miss you, George.

[last lines]
Della Bea Robinson: If only your mama was here.
Ray Charles: She's here. She ain't never left.

[Della Bea talks about Ray's drug problem.]
Della Bea Robinson: You have got to stop this now.
Ray Charles: No, don't say that, Bea. You know I love more then anythin'.
Della Bea Robinson: There is something that you love more then me and them boys, more then all the women you ever slept with on the road, more then all the dope you ever took.
Ray Charles: What are you talkin' about?
Della Bea Robinson: [shouts] It's your music! And if you keep usin' that needle, they're gonna take away your music and put you in jail. [starts to cry] Is that poison worth losin' everything?

[Ray is recording "Georgia on My Mind".]
Margie Hendricks: Listen to that crap. I thought you said ABC wasn't gonna force that nothing on him.
Jeff Brown: They didn't. It was Ray's idea. Something new.
Margie Hendricks: Well, what are we then, Jeff? Something old?
Fathead Newman: Yeah, what about us? We got to eat too.

[last title card]
Title card: Ray kept his promise. He never touched heroin again.
Title card: As celebrated as he became, he never forgot his roots, contributing over $20 million to African-American Colleges and charities for the deaf and blind.