"What we don't need in country music is divisiveness, public criticism of each other, and some arbitrary judgement of what belongs and what doesn't."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Charley Pride on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Charley Pride on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Charley Pride on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Charley Pride on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Charley Pride on Ray Charles
"The time I spent thinking about how I was better than somebody else or worrying about somebody else's attitude was time I could put to better use."
"I grew up not liking my father very much. I never saw him cry. But he must have. Everybody cries."
"I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange."
"I don't care what the religion is called as far as I'm concerned, one God, the God I adhere to, is in charge of all of them."