Friday, September 17, 2010

Nobody But Myself

"All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone had tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naive. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization that everyone else appears to have been born with: I am nobody but myself."

~ Ralph Ellison

1 comment:

Reya Mellicker said...

And yourself is such a wonderful thing!