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Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is growing up.

James Baldwin

The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.

James Baldwin

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

James Baldwin

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 Baldwin

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

James Baldwin

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.

James Baldwin

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.

James Baldwin

Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.

James Baldwin

The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

James Baldwin