Ralph Ellison Quotes

I’m not a separatist. The imagination is integrative. That’s how you make the new – by putting something else with what you’ve got. And I’m unashamedly an American integrationist.

When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.

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.