TOP 20 Ralph Ellison Quotes



TOP 20 Ralph Ellison Quotes.
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“Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.”
— Ralph Ellison (00:00)

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”
— Ralph Ellison (00:07)

“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.”
— Ralph Ellison (00:14)

“Imitation is suicide, envy is ignorance.”
— Ralph Ellison (00:21)

“I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms.”
— Ralph Ellison (00:28)

“In order to travel far you have to be detached.”
— Ralph Ellison (00:35)

“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?”
— Ralph Ellison (00:42)

“Commercial rock ‘n’ roll music is a brutalization of the stream of contemporary Negro church music an obscene looting of a cultural expression.”
— Ralph Ellison (00:49)

“I am nobody but myself.”
— Ralph Ellison (00:56)

“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.”
— Ralph Ellison (01:03)

“To hell with being ashamed of what you liked.”
— Ralph Ellison (01:10)

“Education is all a matter of building bridges.”
— Ralph Ellison (01:17)

“And my problem was that I always tried to go in everyone’s way but my own.”
— Ralph Ellison (01:24)

“The truth is the light and the light is the truth.”
— Ralph Ellison (01:31)

“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”
— Ralph Ellison (01:38)

“Life is as the sea, art a ship in which man conquers life’s crushing formlessness, reducing it to a course, a series of swells, tides and wind currents inscribed on a chart.”
— Ralph Ellison (01:45)

“It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: That I am nobody but myself.”
— Ralph Ellison (01:52)

“It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow.”
— Ralph Ellison (01:59)

“Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?”
— Ralph Ellison (02:06)

“Man’s hope can paint a purple picture, can transform a soaring vulture into a noble eagle or moaning dove.”
— Ralph Ellison (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod

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