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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.
         
   
F
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.

R
There are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers.
A
Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear.
N
Good fiction is made of that which is real, and reality is difficult to come by.
K
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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