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Ralph Ellison
(1914-1994) born on
Mar 01
US author. He proclaimed the beginning of the 1960s civil rights movement with his novel "The Invisible Man", 1952.
America is woven of many strands. I would recognize them and let it so remain. Our fate is to become one, and yet many. This is not prophecy, but description.

There are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers.
Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear.
Good fiction is made of that which is real, and reality is difficult to come by.
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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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "African American Wisdom."
R: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
A: "The Essential Ellison," 1978.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.

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