James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic.
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“The old question of whether there is design is idle. The real question is what is the world, whether or not it have a designerand that can be revealed only by the study of all natures particulars.”
—William James (18421910)
“Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt.”
—James Baldwin (19241987)