Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
More Quotes from Ralph Ellison:America is woven of many strands. I would recognise them and let it so remain. Our fate is to become one, and yet many. This is not prophecy, but description.
There are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers.
Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.
The end is in the beginning and lies far ahead.
I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow.
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The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here's good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee.
Martin H. Fischer
I always believed in the music we did and that's why it was uncompromising.