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remnant 76: “the price of the human condition”

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[S]ome moments teach one the price of the human condition: if one can live with one’s pain, then one respects the pain of others, and so, briefly, but transcendentally, we can release each other from pain.

Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone, James Baldwin

To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread.

The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin

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September 6, 2015 at 3:19 pm

remnant 67: “But you do discover that you are a writer…”

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…but the truth is that I don’t think that, seriously speaking, anybody in his right mind would want to be a writer. But you do discover that you are a writer and then you haven’t got any choice. You live that life or you won’t live any.

James Baldwin, Interview by Studs Terkel 29 December 1961

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December 5, 2014 at 2:02 am

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