Thoughts by one of the greatest writer in American history.

“It is rare indeed that people give. Most people guard and keep; they suppose that it is they themselves and what they identify with themselves that they are guarding and keeping, whereas what they are actually guarding and keeping is their system of reality and what they assume themselves to be.“

“Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.”

“People pay for what they do and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.”

–James A. Baldwin