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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.
It is very nearly impossible. . . to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.

One can only face in others what one can face in oneself.
All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.
You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can't, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world . . .
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.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "They Can't Turn Back," in "Mademoiselle," Aug 1960; repr. in "The Price of the Ticket," 1985).
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "W.O.W. - Writers on Writing," by Jon Winokur, 1990.
N: From "Ashleys" collection of quotations found on the Internet
K: "Nobody Knows My Name," 1961

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