• Confusion is a luxury which only the very, very young can possibly afford and you are not that young anymore.
    Confusion is a luxury which only the very, very young can possibly afford and you are not that young anymore.
    ~ James Baldwin
  • It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
    It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
    ~ James Baldwin
  • There are so many ways of being despicable it quite makes one's head spin. But the way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people's pain.
    There are so many ways of being despicable it quite makes one's head spin. But the way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people's pain.
    ~ James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room
  • The paradox of education is precisely that as one begins to become conscious, one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
    ~ James Baldwin