Sunday, November 3, 2019

Thought for the Day

To accept one's past — one's history — is not the same thing
as drowning in it; it is learning how to use it. An invented past
can never be used; it cracks and crumbles under the pressure
of life like clay in a season of drought.
~ James Baldwin

Quoted from James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (1962, 1963; Vintage Reissue, 1992)

James Baldwin (1924-1987), American Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Playwright; Activist and Social Critic

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