"Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."James A. Baldwin on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."James A. Baldwin on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."James A. Baldwin on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."James A. Baldwin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."James A. Baldwin on Winston Churchill
"People can cry much easier than they can change."
"The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated."
"Education is indoctrination if you're white - subjugation if you're black."
"The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others."
"The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishment from all the living, and tend to do what I then did - which was to hide."