The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
Source: The Price of the Ticket, 1972
Life is more important than art; that's what makes art important.
The most dangerous creation of any society is that man who has nothing to lose.
Everything in life depends on how that life accepts its limits.
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.
Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
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