"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."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Richard Wright on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Richard Wright on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Richard Wright on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Richard Wright on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Richard Wright on Mark Twain
"The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination."
"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread."