A hopeful view of the world, all the more poignant and precious as we witness repeated signs that ‘some gang’ or other is trying to put the world in a strait-jacket. Let us preserve that sense of infinite (benign) possibilities.
But my world has become one of infinite possibilities. What a phrase – still it’s a good phrase and a good view of life, and a man shouldn’t accept any other; that much I’ve learned underground. Until some gang succeeds in putting the world in a strait-jacket, its definition is possibility.
Source: Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man, quoted in Harold Bloom, Genius (London: Fourth Estate, 2002), p. 808
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