James Baldwin

James Baldwin

American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic
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.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Americans should never come to Europe,' she said, and tried to laugh and began to cry, 'it means they never can be happy again. What's the good of an American who isn't happy? Happiness was all we had.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everything in life depends on how that life accepts its limits.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Europe has what we [Americans] do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It will be hard James but you come from sturdy peasant stock men who picked cotton and dammed rivers and built railroads and in the teeth of the most terrifying odds achieved an unassailable and monumental dignity You come from a long line of great poets some of the greatest poets since Homer. One of them said "The very time I thought I was lost My dungeon shook and my chains fell off." You know and I know that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom one hundred years too soon. We cannot be free until tMore James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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