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You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important.

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You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very gr...
Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that t...
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that t...
It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as ...
The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’...
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Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde
JB: One of the dangers of being a Black American is being schizophrenic, and I mean ‘schizophrenic’ in the most literal sense. To be a Black American is in some ways to be born with the desire to be white. It’s a part of the price you pay for being born here, and it affects every Black person. We c...
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