Friday, February 5, 2010

Quotations of the Day - Perception and Awareness

"I felt that even when they were polite they hardly saw me, that they would have begged the pardon of Jack the Bear, never glancing his way if the bear happened to be walking along minding his business. It was confusing. I did not know if it was desirable or undesirable..."
-Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

"I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; not am i one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone fiber and liquids-and I might even be said to posses a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me."
-Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

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