Popular quotes of famous American novelist James Baldwin
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
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.
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.
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.
People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
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.
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.