Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
James Baldwin
James Baldwin
James Baldwin.
BornAugust 2, 1924
New York, New York
DiedDecember 1, 1987
Saint-Paul, France
American writer and playwright. Best known for his novel Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953).

The repository contains five quotes from James Baldwin.


People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.


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


Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is something people take and people are as free as they want to be.


Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.


Be careful what you set your heart upon, for it will surely be yours.