Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.
Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.
Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
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.
James Baldwin. If you haven't read his novels, I recommend you do so. That man could write.