Tony Blair: Let's keep in touch.
HM Queen Elizabeth II: Yes. Let's.

Elton John wishes to sing at the funeral. Should be a first for Westminster Abbey.

Prince Philip

Della Bea Robinson: I'm having second thoughts about this. I don't know nobody in L.A.
Ray Charles: Look, Bea, I don't want my kids growing up in the South. Now L.A. is where, you know, a Negro can spread his wings and fly.
Della Bea Robinson: Ray, my whole family is in Texas.
Ray Charles: That's why we're moving to L.A.

Alastair Campbell: You going to speak to the Queen?
Tony Blair: Yep.
Alastair Campbell: Ask her if SHE greased the brakes.
Tony Blair: Now, now.

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

Jerry Wexler: Ruth Brown's got a tour booked in Georgia. She needs a band.
Ray Charles: I'll take it. I could write the charts for her, I could do backup, and I could also be an opening act.
Ahmet Ertegun: Okay. But you're gonna be financially responsible. You're gonna have to make it work, Ray.
Ray Charles: Yeah, yeah. I'm gonna make it do what it do, baby.

Della Bea Robinson: Let me call you a cab.
Ray Charles: I got it. Three blocks up, left for two, right for one, 15 giant steps and I'm at the Crystal White Hotel. Hello!

Charles, dear, use the royal flight. They keep one plane on permanent stand-by, in case I should kick the bucket.

The Queen Mother

Queen Elizabeth II: Have we shown you how to start a nuclear war yet?
Tony Blair: Uh, no.
Queen Elizabeth II: No? First thing we do, apparently. Then we take away your passport and spend the rest of the time sending you around the world.

Quincy Jones: Say, daddy-o, what axe you play?
Ray Charles: Uh, piano. Just blew in from Tampa, Florida. Me and my partner, Gossie McGee, came here, you know, want to fatten up our style. Cop some licks from some more experienced cats, you dig?
Quincy Jones: You know what? Why don't you let me take you inside? You know, show you around.
Ray Charles: All right. Perfect gentleman.

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

Portrait Artist: You may not be allowed to vote, ma'am, but it is your government.
Queen Elizabeth II: Yes. I suppose that is some consolation.

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