“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.” ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
"Come with me." "I can't." "I'll show you my world." "I wish I could." "You can swim with me, never having to leave the cool and calming currents." "I can't breathe down there." "Maybe...maybe I can show you how."