Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.
James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)
Contributed by: Zaady
Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.
The future is like heaven - everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.
Hatred destroys the person who hates.
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.
Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.
I want to be an honest man and a good writer.
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
A liberal: someone who thinks he knows more about your experience than you do.
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