James Baldwin

American novelist
2 August 1924 — 1 December 1987

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I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, that they will be forced to deal with pain.

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

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

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