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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 root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.

R
If the concept of God has any validity or use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him.
A
If we do not now dare everything, the fulfillment of that prophecy, recreated from the Bible in song by a slave, is upon us: God gave Noah the rainbow sign, No more water, the fire next time!
N
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
K
When the book comes out it may hurt you -- but in order for me to do it, it had to hurt me first. I can only tell you about yourself as much as I can face about myself.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Notes of a Native/ 1955
R: The Fire next Time."
A: The Fire Next Time."
N: Notes of a Native Son," Beacon 55
K: In "The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations," by Robert Andrews, 1989
   


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