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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
Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned.

R
An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.
A
There is a "sanctity" involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
N
There is no way of conveying to the corpse the reasons you have made him one --you have the corpse, and you are, thereafter, at the mercy of a fact which missed the truth, which means that the corpse has you.
K
The future is like heaven -- everyone exalts it but no one wants to go there.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The New Lost Generation," in Esquire (New York, Jul 1961;
R: The Price of The Ticket, "No Name in the Street," (1985; first published 1972).
A: The Price of the Ticket, "The Devil Finds Work," sct. 1 (1985; first published 1976).
N: The Price of The Ticket, "The Devil Finds Work," sct. 2 (1985; first published 1976).
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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