James Arthur Baldwin Quotes

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

James Arthur Baldwin

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 Arthur 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 Arthur Baldwin

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 Arthur Baldwin

To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread.

James Arthur Baldwin

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 Arthur Baldwin

Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; Freedom is something that people take and people are as free as they want to be.

James Arthur Baldwin

The future is like heaven - everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.

James Arthur Baldwin

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

James Arthur Baldwin

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

James Arthur Baldwin

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