|1885. I brought to Shakespeare, Bach, Rembrandt, to the stones of Paris, to
the cathedral at Chartres, and to the Empire State Building, a special attitude.
These were not really my creations, they did not contain my history; I might
search in them in vain forever for any reflection of myself I was an interloper;
this was not my heritage.|
James Baldwin, 1934-1987 Writer and Activist
|1886. In America, the color of my skin had stood between myself and me.|
James Baldwin, 1924-1987 Writer and Activist
|1887. Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice.|
Alice Childress, 1920-1994 Writer
|1888. Don't ever forget that we are aware of the universal misery of our time
and world and are trying in our various ways to contribute that which is
Beauford Delaney, 1902?-1979 Painter
|1889. Herein lies the tragedy of the age; not that men are poor ... not that
men are wicked ... but that men know so little of men.|
W.E.B. Du Bois, 1868-1963 Intellectual and Activist
|1890. I sit with Shakespeare and he winces not. Across the color line I move arm in arm with Balzac and Dumas, where smiling men and welcoming|
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Publication information: Book title: African American Quotations. Contributors: Richard Newman - Author. Publisher: Oryx Press. Place of publication: Phoenix. Publication year: 1998. Page number: 303.
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