Favorite James Baldwin Quotes

One of USA’s greatest minds on love, poverty, racism and much more.

  1. Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
  2. It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
  3. People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
  4. To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.
  5. Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
  6. Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
  7. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
  8. Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.
  9. I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.
  10. People can cry much easier than they can change.

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