And while the ice was melting to form a flood in which I threatened to drown I awoke one afternoon to find that my first northern winter had set.
More Quotes from Ralph Ellison:I'm not a separatist. The imagination is integrative. That's how you make the new -- by putting something else with what you've got. And I'm unashamedly an American integrationist.
Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.
Perhaps everyone loved someone; I didn't now, I couldn't give much thought to love; in order to travel far you had to be detached, and I had the long road back to the campus before me.
Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked.
Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear.
By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication.
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David R. Brower
When you take a pitch and line it somewhere, it's like you've thought of something and put it there with beautiful clarity.