— "It is education that has altered my life. Carried me far."
— "To admit the change in my life I must speak of years as
a student, of losses, of gains."
— "In singing the praise of my lower-class past, I remind myself
of my separation from that past, bring memory to silence. .
. . I remember what was so grievously lost to define what was
Richard Rodriguez, Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard
Rodriguez 5, 6 (Bantam Books, 1983)