"No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."James A. Baldwin on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."James A. Baldwin on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."James A. Baldwin on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."James A. Baldwin on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."James A. Baldwin on C. S. Lewis
"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."