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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 world is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.

R
The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid: the state of being alone.
A
The most dangerous creation of any society is that man who has nothing to lose.
N
I want to be an honest man and a good writer.
K
Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Nobody Knows My Name," 1961.
R: "The Creative Process" 1962.
A: "The Fire Next Time," 1962.
N: "Notes of a Native Son," 1955
K: "Notes of a Native Son," 1955.
   


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