-- "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 necessarily gained."
Richard Rodriguez, Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard
Rodriguez 5, 6 (Bantam Books, 1983)