Quotations by Author

James A. Baldwin

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.

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

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.

It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.

No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.

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.