"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Richard Wright on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Richard Wright on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Richard Wright on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Richard Wright on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Richard Wright on Mahatma Gandhi
"The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing."
"The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination."