Imamu Amiri Baraka

1934 -

A Quote by Imamu Amiri Baraka on art, existence, force, thought, and understanding

Thought is more important than art. . . . To revere art and have no understanding of the process that forces it into existence, is finally not even to understand what art is.

Imamu Amiri Baraka (1934 -)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by Imamu Amiri Baraka

To name something is to wait for it in the place you think it will pass.

Imamu Amiri Baraka (1934 -)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by Imamu Amiri Baraka on liberals, money, and people

A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man who tells other people what to do with their money.

Imamu Amiri Baraka (1934 -)

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A Quote by Imamu Amiri Baraka on force, ideas, slavery, violence, and world

The African, because of the violent differences between what was native and what he was forced to in slavery, developed some of the most complex and complicated ideas about the world imaginable.

Imamu Amiri Baraka (1934 -)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Imamu Amiri Baraka on freedom

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A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom.

Imamu Amiri Baraka (1934 -)

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A Quote by Imamu Amiri Baraka on god

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God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air conditioning.

Imamu Amiri Baraka (1934 -)

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