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James Baldwin Quote: “Sentimentality, the ostentatious parading of excessive and spurious emotion, is the mark of dishonesty, the inability to feel.”
James Baldwin Quote: “Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn’t have it and thought of other things if you did.”
James Baldwin Quote: “Education is indoctrination if you’re white – subjugation if you’re black.”
James Baldwin Quote: “The white man discovered the Cross by way of the Bible, but the black man discovered the Bible by way of the Cross.”
James Baldwin Quote: “No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.”
James Baldwin Quote: “If the word integration means anything, this is what it means that we, with love, shall force our brothers to see themselves as they are, to cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it.”
James Baldwin Quote: “Confusion is a luxury which only the very, very young can possibly afford and you are not that young anymore.”
James Baldwin Quote: “I conceive of God, in fact, as a means of liberation and not a means to control others.”
James Baldwin Quote: “This is the charged, the dangerous moment, when everything must be re-examined, must be made new, when nothing at all can be taken for granted.”
James Baldwin Quote: “After my best friend jumped off the bridge, I knew that I was next. So-Paris. With forty dollars and a one-way ticket.”
James Baldwin Quote: “A ghetto can be improved in one way only: out of existence.”
James Baldwin Quote: “This world is white no longer, and it will never be white again.”
James Baldwin Quote: “But our humanity is our burden, our life; we need not battle for it; we need only to do what is infinitely more difficult – that is, accept it.”
James Baldwin Quote: “People are too various to be treated so lightly. I am too various to be trusted.”
James Baldwin Quote: “A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.”
James Baldwin Quote: “There are people in the world for whom “coming along” is a perpetual process, people who are destined never to arrive.”
James Baldwin Quote: “There are too many things we do not wish to know about ourselves.”
James Baldwin Quote: “He grins again, and everything inside me moves. Oh, love. Love.”
James Baldwin Quote: “It is impossible to pretend that you are not heir to, and therefore, however inadequately or unwillingly, responsible to, and for, the time and place that give you life – without becoming, at very best, a dangerously disoriented human being.”
James Baldwin Quote: “You were born where you were born and faced the future that you faced because you were black and for no other reason. The limits of your ambition were, thus expected to be set forever... You were not expected to aspire to excellence: you were expected to make peace with mediocrity.”
James Baldwin Quote: “It is perfectly possible to be enamoured of Paris while remaining totally indifferent or even hostile to the French.”
James Baldwin Quote: “All over Harlem, Negro boys and girls are growing into stunted maturity, trying desperately to find a place to stand; and the wonder is not that so many are ruined but that so many survive.”
James Baldwin Quote: “Folks can change their ways much as they want to. But I don’t care how many times you change your ways, what’s in you is in you, and it’s got to come out.”
James Baldwin Quote: “For nothing is more unbearable, once one has it, than freedom.”
James Baldwin Quote: “The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love.”
James Baldwin Quote: “If one cannot risk oneself, then one is simply incapable of giving. And, after all, one can give freedom only be setting someone free.”
James Baldwin Quote: “Take no one’s word for anything, including mine – but trust your experience.”
James Baldwin Quote: “One is responsible to life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return.”
James Baldwin Quote: “And have brought humanity to the edge of oblivion: because they think they are white.”
James Baldwin Quote: “If you’re treated a certain way you become a certain kind of person. If certain things are described to you as being real they’re real for you whether they’re real or not.”
James Baldwin Quote: “And I was yet aware that this was only a moment, that the world waited outside, as hungry as a tiger, and that trouble stretched above us, longer than the sky.”
James Baldwin Quote: “If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.”
James Baldwin Quote: “After departure, only invisible things are left, perhaps the life of the world is held together by invisible chains of memory and loss and love. So many things, so many people, depart! And we can only repossess them in our minds.”
James Baldwin Quote: “He made me think of home – perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.”
James Baldwin Quote: “I was guilty and irritated and full of love and pain. I wanted to kick him and I wanted to take him in my arms.”
James Baldwin Quote: “The body in the mirror forces me to turn and face it. And I look at my body, which is under sentence of death. It is lean, hard, and cold, the incarnation of a mystery. And I do not know what moves in this body, what this body is searching. It is trapped in my mirror as it is trapped in time and it hurries toward revelation.”
James Baldwin Quote: “For this is your home, my friend, do not be driven from it; great men have done great things here, and will again, and we can make America what America must become. It will be hard, James, but you come from sturdy, peasant stock, men who picked cotton and dammed rivers and built railroads, and, in the teeth of the most terrifying odds, achieved an unassailable and monumental dignity.”
James Baldwin Quote: “The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.”
James Baldwin Quote: “She did not know why he so adored things that were so long dead; what sustenance they gave him, what secrets he hoped to wrest from them. But she understood, at least, that they did give him a kind of bitter nourishment, and that the secrets they held for him were a matter of his life and death. It frightened her because she felt that he was reaching for the moon and that he would, therefore, be dashed down against the rocks; but she did not say any of this.”
James Baldwin Quote: “It comes as a great shock to see Gary Cooper killing off the Indians and, although you are rooting for Gary Cooper, that the Indians is you.”
James Baldwin Quote: “We take our shape, it is true, within and against that cage of reality bequeathed us at our birth; and yet it is precisely through our dependence on this reality that we are most endlessly betrayed.”
James Baldwin Quote: “I think people ought to do what they want to do, what else are they alive for?”
James Baldwin Quote: “Great art can only be created out of love.”
James Baldwin Quote: “It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian.”
James Baldwin Quote: “I steal by lawns and grassy plots, I slide by hazel 6 covers; I move the sweet forget-me-nots That grow for happy lovers. I slip, I slide, I gloom, 7 I glance, Among my skimming swallows; I make the netted sunbeams dance Against my shady shallows.”
James Baldwin Quote: “Now, as then, we find ourselves bound, first without, then within, by the nature of our categorization. And escape is not effected through a bitter railing against this trap; it is as though this very striving were the only motion needed to spring the trap upon us. We take our shape, it is true, within and against that cage of reality bequeathed us at our birth; and yet it is precisely through our dependence on this reality that we are most endlessly betrayed.”
James Baldwin Quote: “The future is like heaven-everyone exalts it but no one wants to go there now.”
James Baldwin Quote: “It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”
James Baldwin Quote: “There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows he is going under, in his own eyes, and in the eyes of others. Nothing can help that man. What is left of that man flees from what is left of human attention.”
James Baldwin Quote: “It will be a great day for America, incidentally, when we begin to eat bread again, instead of the blasphemous and tasteless foam rubber that we have substituted for it.”
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