Thursday, November 12, 2009

I like this

"I had no desire to destroy myself even if I destroyed the machine. I wanted freedom, not destruction. It was exhausting, for no matter what scheme I conceived, there was one constant flaw--myself. There was no getting around it. I could no more escape than I could think of my own identity. Perhaps, I thought, the two things are involved with each other. When I discover who I am, I'll be free."--Ralph Ellison

Re-reading Invisible Man right now. This jumped out at me. Good 'ole Ralphie--an Oklahoman, of course :)

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