Love takes away masks that we fear we won`t be able to live with. James Baldwin #ENLIVEN #bebetter #qotd #motivation #quotes pic.twitter.com/fd4cszxLmj James Baldwin`s height could never be underestimated and his relevance is probably greater than ever in 2020, with the country facing problems he documented decades ago. This documentary, in the form of his literary gifts to the world, as well as speeches and interviews, immortalizes Baldwin`s brilliance with the wise wisdom that has given way to a series of quotes that have been attributed to him and that have passed the test of time. “We can disagree and love each other, unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to existence.” James Baldwin #quote #quotes Mine, ours, the disagreement with Trump is indeed rooted in his support for the oppression of the people he and his supporters consider to be others, and against their denial of their humanity and their right to exist. In view of all this, it was obvious that Baldwin had no shortage of comments. Scroll down to find 10 of Baldwin`s most important quotes that will change your life. While being aware of what we are against, we must also be aware of who we are, what we stand for and what we believe in. “It is certain that ignorance, associated with power, is the cruelest enemy that justice can have.” Today, 95 years ago, a giant of artists, intellectuals and activists was born. We are grateful and better. #JamesBaldwin “If there is no moral question, there is no reason to write. I am an old-fashioned writer and I want to change the world despite all the adversity. #JamesBaldwin was born today 95 years ago.
(Paintings by James Baldwin, by Lyle Suter, #LangstonHughesLibrary.) Baldwin`s long essay “No Name In The Street” touched on the murder of his friends Malcolm X, Megdar Evers and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Baldwin is also credited with putting Nina Simone in motion with poet Langston Hughes and Raisin In The Sun author Lorraine Hansberry. Your words took me in your arms. A restoration of reason. I feel less scared and more hopeful. Thank you for writing this. . Baldwin and his mother Emma moved to Harlem and abandoned his father, who had to deal with drug addiction. She married the preacher David Baldwin and the family lived in difficult conditions. Baldwin`s father-in-law allegedly abused him and his siblings, and when he died in 1943, when James was a teenager, Harlem went wild on the day of his funeral, an event that marked much of Baldwin`s writing style.
“Please try to remember that what they believe, as well as what they do and make you bear, is not your inferiority, but their inhumanity” – #JamesBaldwin, The Fire Next Time The civil rights movement was another of Baldwin`s passions in the turbulent 1960s. . .