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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
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.

R
The paradox of education is precisely this -- that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
A
Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.
N
The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way . . . people look at reality, then you can change it.
K
It is only because the world looks on his talent with such a frightening indifference that the artist is compelled to make his talent important.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: From a collection of quotations found on the Internet.
R: The Negro Child --His Self-Image," in Saturday Review (New York, 21 Dec 1963;
A: from "Stranger in the Village."
N: From a collection of quotations found on the Internet.
K: In "W.O.W. - Writers on Writing," by Jon Winokur, 1990.
   


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