Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?
More Quotes from Ralph Ellison:Commercial rock 'n' roll music is a brutalization of the stream of contemporary Negro church music an obscene looting of a cultural expression.
I feel the need to reaffirm all of it, the whole unhappy territory and all the things loved and unloveable in it, for it is all part of me.
Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination-indeed, everything and anything except me.
Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values.
What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do?
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.
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Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.
A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.