James Baldwin Quotes

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Born: August 2, 1924, Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, France, December 1, 1987
Occupation: Author

An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.
- James Baldwin

But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
- James Baldwin

The paradox of education is precisely this that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
- James Baldwin

The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid the state of being alone.
- James Baldwin

The South is very beautiful but its beauty makes one sad because the lives that people live here, and have lived here, are so ugly.
- James Baldwin

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