Ray Stevens Quotes


Bill Justis was a saxophone player good musician arranger and friend of mine who had a big hit called 'Raunchy.'

If 10% is good enough for Jesus it oughta be enough for Uncle Sam.

Take the wonder drug that cures all your ills take Jeremiah Peabody's polyunsaturated quick dissolving fast acting pleasant tasting green and purple pills.

I saw Louis Armstrong perform at Albany State College on Radio Springs Road. He was probably the first famous individual I saw in concert. Unfortunately I never did get to meet him.

I just love music in general. I've been a fan of all different kinds of music since I can remember.

I had no idea that I could sustain a career as an artist. But I loved music and wanted to be in the music business.

The human brain is a funny thing: it's very susceptible to tempo and melody. You put the right words to it and it becomes very influential.

Everything is beautiful in its own way.

They call him the Streak he likes to turn the other cheek. He's always making the news wearing just his tennis shoes.

Everything is beautiful in it's own way. Like the starry summer night or a snow-covered winter's day. And everybody's beautiful in their own way. Under God's heaven the world's gonna find the way.

I'm not just a singer of funny songs; I am basically first and foremost a musician. I'm always recording all styles of music.

People will remember a good comedy song a lot longer than they would some of the so-called straight love songs.

George Jones may be gone but his music will live on forever. What a great voice and a great friend.

I'm basically a keyboard player so if it's got a keyboard on it I'll give it a shot. I played a lot of organ in the early days. I can make a few chords on guitar but that's about it.

I kinda halfway paid attention to politics during my early years but the older you get the more you realize it's very important to pay attention to who gets elected. They can ruin the country.

I originally passed on 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head' in 1969 so they gave it to B.J. Thomas.

Do you qualify to be alive or is the limit of your senses so as to survive?

I love what I do. I made my first record in '57. I don't think I'll ever get tired of making records and writing songs and singing and being in the music business.

Osama yo Mama didn't raise you right. When you were young she must have wrapped your turban too tight.

Take your love and put it where the sun don't shine.

I'm a terrible trumpet player.

Whatever you think don't never unless you will.