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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.
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.

An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.
There is a "sanctity" involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
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.
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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