Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.
James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
The most dangerous creation of any society is that man who has nothing to lose.
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.
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.
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