Sunday, January 4, 2015

Thought for the Day

. . . Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live 
without and know we cannot live within. I use the word
"love" here not merely in the personal sense but as a state
of being, or a state of grace—not in the infantile American sense
of being made happy but in the tough and universal sense
of quest and daring and growth. . . .
~ James Baldwin

Quoted from James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (Dial Press, 1963)

James Baldwin, 1924-1987, American Novelist, Essayist, Short Story Writer, Playwright, Poet, Social Critic, Civil Rights Activist

Jordan Elgrably, "James Baldwin, The Art of Fiction No. 78" (Interview), The Paris Review, Spring 1984

Claire Topalian, "The Ever-Relevant Mind and Activism of James Baldwin", Huffington Post, May 22, 2014

1 comment:

S. Etole said...

Excellent thought.