The blues is an art of ambiguity, an assertion of the irrepressibly human over all circumstances, whether created by others or by one's own human failing.
More Quotes from Ralph Ellison:When I discover who I am, I'll be free.
I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.
If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy.
Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear.
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