The end is in the beginning and lies far ahead.
More Quotes from Ralph Ellison:Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear.
The antidote to hubris, to overweening pride, is irony, that capacity to discover and systematize ideas. Or, as Emerson insisted, the development of consciousness, consciousness, consciousness.
The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
There must be possible a fiction which, leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists, can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale.
Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.
If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy.
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John E. Walker