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It is only because the world looks on his talent with such a frightening indifference that the artist is compelled read more

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.

by James Baldwin Found in: Indifference Quotes,
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A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled. -James Baldwin.

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

by James Baldwin Found in: Education Quotes,
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If you're afraid to die, you will not be able to live.

If you're afraid to die, you will not be able to live.

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The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.

The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.

by James Baldwin Found in: Questions Quotes,
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Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought read more

Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did.

by James Baldwin Found in: Money Quotes, Sex Quotes,
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The future is like heaven. Everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.

The future is like heaven. Everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.

by James Baldwin Found in: Future Quotes,
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Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated and this was an immutable law.

Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated and this was an immutable law.

by James Baldwin Found in: Hate Quotes,
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It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.

It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.

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When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.

When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.

by James Baldwin Found in: Habit Quotes,
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I imagine one of the reasons people cling to thier hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is read more

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to thier hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. -James Baldwin.

by James Baldwin Found in: Surrender Quotes,
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