James Baldwin

James Baldwin

American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic
It is dangerous to be an American Negro male. America has never wanted its Negroes to be men, and does not, generally, treat them as men. It treats them as mascots, pets, or things.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If one cannot risk oneself, then one is simply incapable of giving. And, after all, one can give freedom only be setting someone free.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We should certainly know by now that it is one thing to overthrow a dictator or repel an invader and quite another thing really to achieve a revolution. Time and time and time again, the people discover that they have merely betrayed themselves into the hands of yet another Pharaoh who, since he was necessary to put the broken country together, will not let them go.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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