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By November 3, 2011Blog

“There were no standards for him because he could not accept the definitions, the hideously mechanical jargon of the age. He saw no one around him worth his envy, did not believe in the vast, gray sleep which was called security, did not believe in the cures, panaceas, and slogans which afflicted the world he knew; and this meant that he had to create his standards and make up his definitions as he went along. It was up to him to find out who he was, and it was necessity to do this, so far as the witchdoctors of the time were concerned, alone”
-Baldwin, 212-213

James Baldwin, 212-213

(a quote sent to me by Tamara Davidson.)