Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Quote of the Day: James Baldwin

...our humanity is our burden, our life; we need not battle for it; we need only do what is infinitely more difficult -- that is, accept it. The failure of the protest novel lies in its rejection of life, the human being, the denial of his beauty, dread, power, in its insistence that it is in his categorization alone which is real and which cannot be transcended.

-- James Baldwin, "Everybody's Protest Novel"

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