James Baldwin Quotes (173 quotes)
“People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.”
No name in the Street (1972)
“It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.”
Referring to Negro education. As quoted in: "The Fifties" (Allen and Unwin, 1965) by John Montgomery, p. 63
“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”
Nobody Knows My Name (2013 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780804149730
“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.”
No Name in the Street (1972)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJames Baldwin
Born: August 2, 1924
Died: December 1, 1987 (aged 63)
Occupation: Educator, writer, novelist, poet, playwright, activist
Bio: James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic.