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James Baldwin
(1924-1987) born on
Aug 02
US novelist, essayist. He was a noted spokesman for American blacks in 1950s-60s.
         
   
F
The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

R
The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others.
A
Life is more important than art; that's what makes art important.
N
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
K
You know, it's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Nobody Knows My Name," 1961.
R: "Nobody Knows My Name."
A: In "Webster's NewWorld Best Book of Aphorisms," by Auriel Douglas, 1989.
N: "Reader's Digest," 1 Aug 1971.
K: Interview, 4 Nov 1971; in "A Dialogue," with Nikki Giovanni, 1973.
   


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