Ernest J. Gaines Quote
I was paralyzed. Paralyzed. Yes, I had a mouth, but I didn't have a voice. I had legs, but I couldn't move. I had arms, but I couldn't lift them up to you. It took a man to do these things, and I wasn't a man. I was just some other brutish animal who could cheat, steal, rob, kill—but not stand.... They had branded that in us from the time of slavery.
In My Father's House (1978) [Phillip]