James Baldwin

James Baldwin

American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic
If the word integration means anything, this is what it means that we, with love, shall force our brothers to see themselves as they are, to cease fleeing from reality and begin to change itMore James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is rare indeed that people give. Most people guard and keep; they suppose that it is they themselves and what they identify with themselves that they are guarding and keeping, whereas what they are actually guarding and keeping is their system of reality and what they assume themselves to be.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Any honest examination of the national life proves how far we are from the standard of human freedom with which we began. The recovery of this standard demands of everyone who loves this country a hard look at himself, for the greatest achievements must begin somewhere, and they always begin with the person.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty - necessarily, since a religion ordinarily imposes on those who have discovered the true faith the spiritual duty of liberating the infidels.More James Baldwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The establishment of democracy on the American continent was scarcely as radical a break with the past as was the necessity, which Americans faced, of broadening this concept to include black men.More James Baldwin quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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