James Baldwin

"Anyone who had ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "Fifth Avenue Uptown: A Letter from"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I'm optimistic about the future, but not about the future of this civilization. I'm optimistic about the civilization which will replace this one."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The situation of our youth is not mysterious. Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. They must, they have no other models."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "Nobody Knows My Name"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"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."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "The Price of the Ticket"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others. Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice, that they're better than other human beings."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "A Dialogue"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "Nobody Knows My Name"

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"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."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "A Dialogue"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Art has to be a kind of confession."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "The Price of the Ticket"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is battle, love is a war; love is growing up."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is something people take and people are as free as they want to be. "


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)