James A. Baldwin Quotes & Sayings

59 most famous James A. Baldwin quotes and sayings (author). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

James A. Baldwin Quotes
“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
James A. Baldwin Quotes
“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.”
James A. Baldwin Quotes
“Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.”
James A. Baldwin Quotes
“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.”
James A. Baldwin Quotes
“People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.”
James A. Baldwin 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.”
James A. Baldwin Quotes
“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 A. Baldwin Quotes
“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”
James A. Baldwin Quotes
“There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.”
James A. Baldwin Quotes
“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”

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