James Baldwin

1924 - 1987

A Quote by James Baldwin on knowledge and ugliness

The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on world

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You know, it's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on art and men

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The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid - the state of being alone.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on art and life

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Life is more important than art; that's what makes art important.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on creation, danger, and society

The most dangerous creation of any society is that man who has nothing to lose.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on acceptance, life, and limits

Everything in life depends on how that life accepts its limits.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on money, sex, and thought

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 (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on affliction

Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on children, elderly, failure, good, imitation, and listening

Children have never been any good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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