Ralph Ellison Quotes

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Born: March 1, 1913, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: New York City, New York, USA, April 16, 1994
Occupation: Author

By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication.
- Ralph Ellison

Education is all a matter of building bridges.
- Ralph Ellison

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

The understanding of art depends finally upon one's willingness to extend one's humanity and one's knowledge of human life.
- Ralph Ellison

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