A collection of quotations and sayings by Richard Wright on truth, relationships, love, self-realization, discrimination, hatred, society, hunger, poverty, reading, death, life, epiphany, pity, religion and race.
50 Notable Quotes By Richard Wright, The Distinguished American Author And Essayist
Richard Wright was a popular American author and the first ‘Negro’ writer to become popular in the racist times in America. The word ‘Negro’ might sound intimidating, but Wright was one who liked his roots, and opposed every instance where he was discriminated on color. Majority of his work explained the conditions and livelihood of ‘African-Americans’ during and before the ‘Great Depression’ in America. Although his non-fiction novels and short stories did lead to controversies, it is true that his work called for change in the society radically. His writings and essays reflect his thoughts and beliefs on issues close to his heart. Many of his quotes and sayings aimed at bridging the race relations. Wright was moved by the ‘Communalist Party of America’ that urged “power to workers”, and found it fitting to his ideology. ‘Black Boy’ and ‘Native Son’ are the most sought-after among his books, owing to their depiction that closely related to the society back then. ‘Introduction to Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City’ and ‘I Choose Exile’, were among his acclaimed essays. Following is a collection of thoughts, sayings and quotations by Richard Wright on self-realization, society, hatred and love.
He had been defeated by that which he had sought to destroy.
Then, first of all, let us admit that there is no such thing as objectivity, no such objective fact as objectivity. Objectivity is a fabricated concept, a synthetic intellectual construction...
In the old days we were concerned with mobs, with thousands of men running amuck in the streets. The mob has conquered completely. When the mob has grown so vast that you cannot see it, then it is everywhere.