Ralph Ellison Quotes & Sayings

19 most famous Ralph Ellison quotes and sayings (author). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“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 Quotes
“Education is all a matter of building bridges.”
Ralph Ellison Quotes
“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.”
Ralph Ellison Quotes
“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”
Ralph Ellison Quotes
“I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.”
Ralph Ellison Quotes
“Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked.”
Ralph Ellison Quotes
“Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear.”
Ralph Ellison Quotes
“The end is in the beginning and lies far ahead.”
Ralph Ellison Quotes
“Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.”
Ralph Ellison Quotes
“When I discover who I am, I'll be free.”

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