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"The reason people think it's important to be white is that they think it's important not to be black." Make picture quote!
"But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power." Make picture quote!
"Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one's beliefs, and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them, one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses." Make picture quote!
"Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities." Make picture quote!
"If you're treated a certain way you become a certain kind of person. If certain things are described to you as being real they're real for you whether they're real or not." Make picture quote!
"It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian." Make picture quote!
"It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless." Make picture quote!
"It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story." Make picture quote!
"The making of an American begins at the point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land." Make picture quote!
"An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience." Make picture quote!
"The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid; the state of being alone." Make picture quote!
"The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him." Make picture quote!
"The South is very beautiful but its beauty makes one sad because the lives that people live here, and have lived here, are so ugly." Make picture quote!
"We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours." Make picture quote!
"The paradox of education is precisely this; that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated." Make picture quote!
"Are you ready to cut off your head and place your foot on it? If so, come; Love awaits you! Love is not grown in a garden, nor sold in the marketplace; whether you are a king or a servant, the price is your head, and nothing less. Yes, the cost of the el" Make picture quote!
"Everything in life depends on how that life accepts its limits." Make picture quote!
"Money is exactly like sex: you think of nothing else if you don't have it and other things if you do." Make picture quote!

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