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Creative Quotations from . . .
James Baldwin
(1924-1987) born on
Aug 02
US novelist, essayist. He was a noted spokesman for American blacks in 1950s-60s.
The world is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.

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.
The most dangerous creation of any society is that man who has nothing to lose.
I want to be an honest man and a good writer.
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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