James Baldwin

1924 - 1987

A Quote by James Baldwin on certainty, enemies, ignorance, justice, and power

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

Source: The Price of the Ticket, 1972

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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 on anguish, art, confession, force, kindness, and survival

All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on art, purpose, and questions

The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on change

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Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on heart

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Be careful what you set your heart upon, for it will surely be yours.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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