James Baldwin

James Baldwin

American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic
I think white gay people feel cheated because they were born, in principle, in a society in which they were supposed to be safe. The anomaly of their sexuality puts them in danger, unexpectedly.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him.More James Baldwin quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest significance of the present student generation is that it is through them that the point of view of the subjugated is finally and inexorably being expressed.More James Baldwin quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unless a writer is extremely old when he dies, in which case he has probably become a neglected institution, his death must always seem untimely.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishment from all the living, and tend to do what I then did - which was to hide.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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