All Quotations / Quotations from James Baldwin
Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck -- but, most of all, endurance.
I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
It is said that the camera cannot lie, but rarely do we allow it to do anything else, since the camera sees what you point it at: the camera sees what you want it to see.
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.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.
You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who have ever been alive.