James Baldwin Quotes

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

If you’re afraid to die, you will not be able to live. James Baldwin

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

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

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. James Baldwin

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor. James Baldwin

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. James Baldwin

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory. James Baldwin

Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it. James Baldwin

Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck – but, most of all, endurance. James Baldwin

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

Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt. James Baldwin