Quotations by Sun Ra

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Born: Friday, May 22, 1914
Died: Sunday, May 30, 1993 (79 years old)
Profession: Musician


A prophet is not without honor except in his own country among his own people.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: People, Country, Honor)

A world is in danger, this planet is in great danger!
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: Danger, World)

All these other nations seem to appreciate what I'm doing and they want me to play the furthest out things.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: Nations, Play, Want)

And then when I went to Chicago, that's when I had these outer space experiences and went to the other planets.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: Chicago, Space)

Bach and Beethoven, all of them, they had to write something to please the upper structure, those with money and power.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: Money, Power)

But recently I began to feel that maybe I wouldn't be able to do what I want to do and need to do with American musicians, who are imprisoned behind these bars; music's got these bars and measures you know.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: Music, American, Musicians, Want)

I am a musician, but I'm another type of musician.
- Sun Ra

I see people as they really are from a pure point of view.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: People)

I use music as a medium to talk to people.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: Music, People, Talk)

I'm not a minister, I'm not a philosopher, I'm not a politician, I'm in another category.
- Sun Ra

I'm playing dark history. It's beyond black. I'm dealing with the dark things of the cosmos.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: History, Cosmos)

It's such a tragedy that man endures in killing his brother and his own kind, putting him in jail and insane asylums, letting him lay out in the street.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: Brother, Killing, Man, Tragedy)

Music is a language, you see, a universal language.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: Music, Language)

Not too many people in America know about me, but all of Europe knows about me.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: People, America, Europe)

People have set that up as a standard, not to recognize a prophet in his own country.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: People, Country)

The world is in such a bad condition that if they don't find what you call a redeemer, every man, woman and child on this planet will be eliminated.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: Man, Will, Woman, World)

Today's symphonic music is sponsored by the upper structures of society.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: Music, Society, Today)

What I'm dealing with is so vast and great that it can't be called the truth. It's above the truth.
- Sun Ra
(Keywords: Truth)







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