James A. Baldwin

#63954 James A. Baldwin

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about love
#63955 James A. Baldwin

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about fear
#63956 James A. Baldwin

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about history
#63957 James A. Baldwin

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about love
#63958 James A. Baldwin

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about good
#63959 James A. Baldwin

The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about education
#63960 James A. Baldwin

Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about love
#63961 James A. Baldwin

To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about time
#63962 James A. Baldwin

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. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about work
#63963 James A. Baldwin

Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about hate
#63964 James A. Baldwin

I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about believe
#63965 James A. Baldwin

Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about art
#63966 James A. Baldwin

Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters? .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about love
#63967 James A. Baldwin

The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world's definitions. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about power
#63968 James A. Baldwin

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about power
#63969 James A. Baldwin

The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about love
#63970 James A. Baldwin

People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about people
#63971 James A. Baldwin

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about pain
#63972 James A. Baldwin

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about poverty
#63973 James A. Baldwin

Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it. .

James A. Baldwin
#63974 James A. Baldwin

I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about time
#63975 James A. Baldwin

Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about right
#63976 James A. Baldwin

The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about world
#63977 James A. Baldwin

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about society
#63978 James A. Baldwin

There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now. .

James A. Baldwin Quotes about time

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