If we do not now dare everything, the fulfillment of that prophecy, re-created from the Bible in song by a slave, is upon us: God gave Noah the rainbow sign. No more water, fire next time.
James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)
Source: The Fire Next Time, 1963
Contributed by: Zaady
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hate so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
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.
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.
The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.
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