i need page numbers or quotes please
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Maybe I can start with a solid quote about Emerson (unfortunately I don't know what edition you have so page numbers don't help):
"If I could just speak to Mr. Emerson – Nobody speaks to him, he does all the speaking."
While it is clear that Ellison respects the philosophy of self-reliance, he also notes a rather loud asymmetric relationship between Emerson and his listeners/students. He is always the one doing "the speaking."