Albert Murray (writer) Quotes
Nothing hurts quite like the loss of old friends. There are ways to cope at the time they die. But weeks and months later you realize you can’t phone them and talk: Duke Ellington, Romare Bearden, Ralph Ellison, Alfred Kazin, Robert Penn Warren, Joseph Mitchell. It’s hard to believe they’re all gone.
The blues is not the creation of a crushed-spirited people. It is the product of a forward-looking, upward-striving people.