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Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.
- James Baldwin | Adversity Quotes
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.
- James Baldwin | Art and the Artist Quotes
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.
- James Baldwin | Art and the Artist Quotes
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Education is indoctrination, if you're white - subjugation if you're black.
- James Baldwin | Education Quotes
Experience, which destroys innocence, also leads one back to it.
- James Baldwin | Experience Quotes
Most people in action are not worth very much; and yet every human being is an unprecedented miracle.
- James Baldwin | Homo Sapiens Quotes
Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex; you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did.
- James Baldwin | Money Quotes
This world is white no longer, and it will never be white again.
- James Baldwin | Morality and Ethics Quotes
It is a great shock at the age of 5 or 6 to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian.
We take our shape, it is true, within and against that cage of reality bequeathed us at our birth, and yet it is precisely through our dependence on this reality that we are most endlessly betrayed.
- James Baldwin | Reality Quotes
I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.
Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex; you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did.
- James Baldwin | Other Side Quotes


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