"The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."James A. Baldwin on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."James A. Baldwin on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."James A. Baldwin on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."James A. Baldwin on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."James A. Baldwin on William Shakespeare
"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."