Talk:Sun Ra

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  • I don't believe in history, that's his story. I believe in mystery, that's my story.
  • A prophet is not without honor except in his own country among his own people.
  • A world is in danger, this planet is in great danger!
  • All these other nations seem to appreciate what I'm doing and they want me to play the furthest out things.
  • And then when I went to Chicago, that's when I had these outer space experiences and went to the other planets.
  • Bach and Beethoven, all of them, they had to write something to please the upper structure, those with money and 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.
  • I am a musician, but I'm another type of musician.
  • I see people as they really are from a pure point of view.
  • I use music as a medium to talk to people.
  • I'm not a minister, I'm not a philosopher, I'm not a politician, I'm in another category.
  • I'm playing dark history. It's beyond black. I'm dealing with the dark things of the 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.
  • Music is a language, you see, a universal language.
  • Not too many people in America know about me, but all of Europe knows about me.
  • People have set that up as a standard, not to recognize a prophet in his own 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.
  • Today's symphonic music is sponsored by the upper structures of society.
  • What I'm dealing with is so vast and great that it can't be called the truth. It's above the truth.